Pre-Primary Classroom

In this class, your child will learn the beginnings of Montessori lessons and work cycles, which include basic motor coordination, independence, and language development. Rather than a classroom, this is a nurturing social community where young children experience and learn to participate in a cooperative group. During their time in this class, we will gauge their interest and introduce the concept of using the potty, and help them develop other skills of independence that will prepare them to eventually transition to the older, Primary class.

Our Daily Schedule

8:00-8:30Morning Arrival and Garden Work: When children arrive, they must wash their hands and then the children and Teachers will go outside and tend to the garden.
HANDWASHING AND TRANSITION
8:30-9:00Morning Work Cycle: Children will freely choose work and Ms. Tresa will give lessons.
9:00-9:30Potty Time & Morning Snack: Diapers are changed every two hours or more often as needed. Children not yet potty trained will have the opportunity to practice using the potty at school.
Children eat a nutritious snack of a fruit or vegetable, a grain and a protein daily. Water is offered during each snack time. Teachers prepare students plates for snack time and sit with students to display good manners and healthy eating habits.
9:30-10:00Morning Group: Lead by Ms. Tresa, the class will change the calendar, sing the daily welcome song, and participate in more songs, finger play, and gross motor activities. Ms. Tresa will give a thematic lesson about literacy skills, current events, geography, nutrition, grace and courtesy, or a variety of other subjects.
APPLY SUNSCREEN AND TRANSITION
10:00-11:00Morning Outside: The whole class goes out to the playground for free play, and sometimes the students and teachers choose to play organized races and games. Several small groups are taken in to change children who wear diapers and let those who use the bathroom do so. Children wash hands and slowly transition to their seats for lunch. Bug spray is applied outside.
11:00-11:30Potty Time: Diapers are changed every two hours or more often as needed. Children not yet potty trained will have the opportunity to practice using the potty at school.
HANDWASHING AND TRANSITION
11:30-12:00Lunch: Students eat a nutritious meal catered by Lindsey’s Culinary Kitchen. Children’s plates are prepared by the teachers and are exposed to a variety of vegetarian proteins, fruits, and vegetables. Teachers eat with the students in order to model manners and good eating habits. Water or milk is offered at each meal.
HANDWASHING AND TRANSITION
12:00-2:00Naptime: Teachers pat the backs of children who are tired as they fall asleep. Children are not required to nap, but are encouraged to rest for at least 45 minutes. After that time, they are permitted to join a small group which will be engaging in quiet activities such as play doh, reading, and art. As children wake up, they will use the restroom or are changed and begin choosing work from the shelves.
2:00-2:30Potty Time: As children wake up, they will go potty and wash hands. Diapers are changed every two hours or more often as needed. Children not yet potty trained will have the opportunity to practice using the potty at school.
HANDWASHING AND TRANSITION
2:30-3:00Afternoon Snack: Children eat a nutritious snack of a fruit or vegetable, a grain and a protein daily. Water is offered during each snack time. Teachers prepare students plates for snack time and sit with students to display good manners and healthy eating habits.
3:00-3:30Afternoon Group/Art: Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Ms. Tresa will lead afternoon group. The class will change the calendar, sing the daily welcome song, and participate in more songs, finger play, and gross motor activities. Ms. Tresa will give a thematic lesson about literacy skills, current events, geography, nutrition, grace and courtesy, or a variety of other subjects.
Every Tuesday and Thursday the children will work on arts and craft projects.
3:30-4:00Potty Time: As group ends, children will be directed to go potty. Diapers are changed every two hours or more often as needed. Children not yet potty trained will have the opportunity to practice using the potty at school.
APPLY SUNSCREEN AND TRANSITION
4:00-5:00Afternoon Outside: The whole class goes out to the playground for free play, and sometimes the students and teachers choose to play organized races and games. Several small groups are taken in to change children who wear diapers and let those who use the bathroom do so. Children wash hands and slowly transition to their seats for lunch. Bug spray is applied outside.