6:00 - 8:30
· Morning greetings, child directed activities – read a book, play a game with a friend, drawings, iPad Montessori, sleep
· Yoga for kids, relaxation music appreciation and dance, story sharing time, morning reading (parent reading volunteer option)
8:30 - 10:30
Montessori work time – where self-discovery happens (English)
Optional Spanish Lessons – Vocabulary, movement, Spanish music, group presentations
The following subjects are covered during each week:
All activities incorporate the use of concrete natural materials. Children first learn to count to ten, and systematically progress to solving complex addition, subtraction, multiplication and division questions.
Science and Nature
Botany - The study of botany is child centered using live plants as a knowledge and interest catalyst.
Zoology - Children by their very nature are fascinated with animals. Children will learn about animals and to respect their needs, habits and characteristics. Children will also learn how to name farm animals with nouns, articles, adjectives and verbs
Physics / Science experiments - The activities are "hands on". Prediction and analysis are incorporated into each experiment.
Children will learn print and cursive using movable sandpaper letters, vocabulary, logical relations, writing, penmanship, phonics and reading, creative language, grammar, and more
Sensorial Development and Music Enrichment
Cubes, cylinders and other objects are used to categorize and understand spatial relationships
Bells are used to teach sound, rhythm, & how to read music
History - By examining their own timeline from birth to present, and their own family tree, children gain their first sense of history, and the concept of time is brought to life
Geography - Starting with land, water and air, and progressing through photographs, art, geo-molds, space and geography puzzles
9:30 – 10:00
Optional Individual Mandarin Lessons – Vocabulary, movement, Mandarin music
10:20 - 10:40
Montessori Line-Time (Group Circle Time )
10:40 – 11:40
Gross Motor Activities
(Play Ground/Park, Outdoor Gardening, or Indoor Gymnasium in Inclement Weather
------------------------ Half Day Pickup at Noon ------------------------
12:00 - 12:30
Lunch (Organic lunch is catered by Gourmet Gorilla)
12:30 - 2:30
Rest time – Reading and other activities for older kids
- Individualized instruction for Gifted & Classical test taking skills
2:45 - 3:15
Montessori Work Time (English)
------------------------ Standard Day School Pickup at 3:30 ------------------------
3:30 - 4:00
Line Time & Recess Activities (e.g.: Collective lessons, look for geometric solids in community, nature walks and cleanup the community, identify different types of local plants, etc.)
4:00 - 6:00
Creative and problem solving activities administered by guided instructors include Old Town School of Music, Language Stars, Science Experiments, or martial arts. Alternatively sewing, ceramics, polymer clay for creations, Chinese calligraphy, creative play, or arts resumes during this time.
6:00 - 7:00
Dinner (Organic dinner is catered by Gourmet Gorilla)
7:00 - 7:30
Relaxation time – Free choice of reading, Creative Play, Montessori, puzzles, art projects, and music appreciation
7:30 - 8:00
Prepare to go home (clean classroom)
Note: Parents Pick Up beginning at Noon and after (depending on enrollment program).
*Spanish & Mandarin is on the shelf with regular materials . Depending on time zones, once a week Extended Day students will video chat live with children from S. America, Australia, or China for up to 30 minutes.
**Children diapers are changed throughout the day and also as needed.
***This is an approximation of the daily schedule. Movement in the schedule will be modified according to the children’s needs. Daily schedule is at the discretion of the teacher.