Primary Grades

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199155_10150113368643836_654030_nThe small classroom environment encourages a sense of wonder, gratitude and reverence for all life.  Though daily rhythms, celebrations and yearly events, an atmosphere of harmony and joy is brought to the classroom. Each child is encouraged to develop a balanced and healthy imagination. Through the practice of concentration, visualization, cheerfulness and a serviceful attitude, the children expand their sympathies beyond their little selves and learn to recognize the highest qualities in themselves and one another.

 

Grade 1-2 Daily Schedule

  • 8:45-9:15 Arrive, check-in, journals (First Grade arrive 8:45)
  • 9:15-9:45 Brain Dance or Yoga Postures, Calendar Math, Weather, Story Time
  • 9:45-10:45 Center Time (includes Sensory Table, Science, Dramatic Play, Creation Station, Art, Writing, Legos)
  • 10:45-11:00 Clean-up
  • 11:00-11:30 Recess
  • 11:30-11:40 Quiet Time (teacher reading from chapter book or listening to storyteller)
  • 11:40-12:00 Lunch
  • 12:00-12:15 D.E.A.R. (reading from “Just Right” reading tubs)
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  • 12:15-1:00 Math Exploration
  • 1:00-1:40 Recess
  • 1:45-2:45 Literacy/Math/Science/Art Projects
  • 2:45-3:00 Good-Bye Circle

Weekly Specialists

  • Tuesday: Drama and Music
  • Wednesday: Yoga and Wilderness Awareness (bi-weekly)
  • Thursday: French
  • Friday: Yoga and Sharing Nature