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

7:30-8:30Arrival and morning work cycle: Students will move around centers, choosing work, and receive individual lessons.
8:30-8:50Morning snack
8:50-9:00Snack clean up, hand washing, and restroom breaks. Students will transition to the ellipse for morning group time.
9:00-9:30Morning group time: The lead teacher will present the daily lessons, songs, finger plays, and gross motor activities.
9:30-10:00Indoor/outdoor small groups and individualized lessons
10:00-10:10Transition inside, hand washing, and restroom breaks
10:10-11:00Mid-morning work cycle followed by small groups transitioning to lunch
11:00-11:20Lunch: 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.
11:20-11:30Lunch clean up, hand washing, restroom breaks, and transition to the playground
11:30-12:30Outside, free time on the playground
12:30-12:40Transition inside, hand washing, restroom break, and transition to rest time
12:40-3:00Rest time
3:00-3:15Hand washing, restroom breaks, transition to snack time and afternoon group time
3:15-3:30Snack and short group time: lessons, songs, and finger plays, gross motor activities
3:30-4:00Extra-curricular activity (e.g., yoga, Italian, martial arts, music, ToTs) and transition to outside time
4:00-5:00Outside time
5:00-5:15Hand washing, restroom breaks, and transition to the gym
5:15-5:45Free play in the gym and evening pick-up
5:45-6:00Gym and classroom clean up and evening pick-up