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. Children must be independent with using the toilet before enrolling in the Primary class (we do not have diaper changing stations in our classroom). Our class 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

Children are given many handwashing and potty reminders at each transition. 

7:30-8:00Arrival: Children will arrive, put their belongings away, wash their hands, and get ready to go outside.
8:00-9:00Morning Outside: We will always get one hour of outside time per day, weather permitting. When weather is not permitting, we will go to our gym for gross motor play/ activities.
9:00-12:00Morning Work Cycle/Morning Snack: Snack will be available from 9:30-10:30.
12:00-12:30Morning Group: We will gather for morning group, greet each other, have a group lesson, activity, or story time.
12:30-1:00Lunch: Our lunches are catered by Lindsey’s Culinary Market and served fresh daily by our teachers.
1:00-3:00Naptime: Nappers will stay in the classroom to nap. Teachers will pat children to sleep. Older children who do not nap help with lunch clean up, complete unfinished work plans, tend to the garden, and compost.
3:00-4:00Afternoon Work Cycle/Afternoon Snack: Snack will be available for the entirety of the work cycle.
4:00-5:15Afternoon Outside: We will always get one hour of outside time per day, weather permitting. When weather is not permitting, we will go to our gym for gross motor play.
5:15-5:30Prepare for pick up: As we begin to prepare for pick up, children will gather all belongings such as water bottles, backpacks, and art work. As children wait for their parents, they will listen to audiobooks or chapter books read by a teacher.