After lunch the child is free to choose work off the shelf for free-play. At 12:30 we go outside for recess. When we come inside it is time for a little “quiet rest time”. This is a time where we put our heads on a table and/or listen to music, or hear a story. Naturally there is a bit of chattering, but it is almost always very hushed! 🙂
This lasts for about five minutes, if we are lucky. Now it is time for afternoon activity. Each day we break into small groups for a lesson in Music, Art, Science, Spanish or P.E. We also do units on dinosaurs, safety, space, geography, and animal study. The activities are more relaxed, less structured than the morning lessons and they are also educational and fun!
Now it is time for us to get ready to go home. We get our papers and belongings together and listen to a story. We end our day when our parents pick up the children. We send the little ones home smarter and happy! You now have an idea of what your precious child does at school, (often when asked the child may respond “just played”, or better yet “nothing”). Not totally true!
Please know that we are interested in your child’s school experience. We encourage you to feel free to ask questions if you would like more information. Our goal for your child is to educate by having a great time, and in doing so, instilling a “love of school”!