Primary Classroom

Children in this classroom learn to work both individually and in groups. Individual work is encouraged in the areas of Practical Life, Sensorial, Language development, Geography, Biology, Botany, Zoology, Art, Music, and Mathematic activities. Our classroom participates in family style dining, which means that teachers encourage the children to serve themselves at the table. When you enter our classroom, look to your left! You will find my lesson plans, weekly lunch menu, snack menu, daily schedule, and a dry erase board displaying information about your child’s day! Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have about this information.

Our Daily Schedule

7:30-10:30Work Cycle and Morning Snack (With guidance from teachers, children will select work from the shelves and work independently and in small groups. During this time, children will participate in snack time as they feel hungry.)
10:30-11:00Circle (Led by Ms. Meredith, the class will change the calendar, sing the daily welcome song, and participate in more songs, finger play, and gross motor activities. Ms. Meredith will give a thematic lesson about literacy skills, current events, geography, nutrition, grace and courtesy, or a variety of other subjects.)
11:30-12:00Outside Time (The whole class goes out to the playground for free play, and sometimes the students and teachers choose to play organized races and games. At 11:45, a teacher takes a few student helpers inside to assist with lunch preparation.)
12:00-12:30Lunch (Students eat a nutritious meal catered by Lindsey’s Culinary Kitchen. Children serve themselves and are exposed to a variety of whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy, and vegetarian proteins. Teachers eat with the students in order to model table manners and good eating habits.)
12:30-1:00Quiet Transition Time (When children are finished eating, they will clear their own plates and get ready for nap by using the restroom, brushing their teeth, and bringing their blankets to their cots.)
1:00-2:45Rest Time (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, art, and snack preparation. As children wake up, they will use the restroom and begin choosing work from the shelves.)
2:45-3:30Afternoon Work Time (Students will continue to choose individual or small group work similar to the morning. This is less formal than the morning work cycle, but individual lessons are still given by teachers when needed. Small group art projects are usually done during this time.)
3:30-4:00Afternoon Snack and Circle Time (Children eat a nutritious snack. As they finish, they will join the teacher for an afternoon circle time that relates to a monthly theme or current event.)
4:00-5:00Outside Time (Students go outside on the playground to play, and many are picked up during this time.)
5:00-6:00Parent Pick-up (The children will engage in arts and crafts or play with toys from the gym until parents/guardians arrive.)