A Day in the Kindergarten Program
9:00 a.m. -9:20 a.m. Arrival
9:20 a.m. -9:50 a.m. "Morning circle"
Our day starts with our "Morning circle". Children come together and prepare
for a day of learning by working together in routines that recognize the continuity
of their daily schedules. Children are told about the specifics of the schedule for
the day while they warm up with fun activities in easy group learning opportunities.
9:50 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Morning Activity
After morning circle, students move into the "Morning Activity" segment of our
day which centers on various Math or Language Arts activities.
10:30 a.m. -10:50 a.m. Stretch Time!
We have a gym class with our gym teacher once a week. when we don`t have the gym class, our students have a stretch class.
10:50 a.m. -11:50 a.m. Park Time
To encourage regular, outside, physical activity, weather permitting, students are
brought outside to a beautiful park in our neighborhood. Here they engage
in supervised outdoor activities.
11:50a.m.-12:50 p.m. Lunch Time
The children return from the park and prepare for lunch, after which they are
free to interact with classmates briefly after lunch. Students then take a very
brief, ten minute, rest period to re-center themselves to allow them to
re-focus for the afternoon.
1:00 p.m. -2:20 p.m. Afternoon Activity
Students then move into our "Afternoon Activity" segment which usually has an
Environmental Studies (science/social studies) focus centered around a theme.
It should be noted, however, that an integrated approach to learning occurs where
Afternoon activities may extend upon or complement morning activities rather
than be exclusive from them. An integrated curriculum, in this fashion, allows
children to make a variety of connections between a variety of subject matter
that are interrelated in their natural world.
2:20 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Afternoon Circle
Having completed the "Afternoon Activity" segment of our day, children come
together for our “Afternoon Circle” time. Children are first responsible for putting
their daily work in order and preparing for home. Afternoon circle focuses upon
students sharing or celebrating the things they find interesting, personally or
from their learning, or upon an activity to wind-down the day, such as a song
or a story. Students are then dismissed when parents arrive to take them home.