Science and Language arts combined with Prewriting skills.
Tiny hands are not made to write letters in small spaces, but they can trace in sand, build letters with Play dough and trace inside of a maze.
9:15 am-2:30 M-TH
53% of the day is outdoors, 2 hrs. 40 mins
9:15-9:25 Prepare for Arrival, Safety Sweeps, - Waiting for late students to come, morning song
East-Excitement & Inspiration
9:25-9:45 Arrival at Forest Classroom (Basement) Morning meeting/circle of gratitude-discuss learning points- Animal of the day information (Short Video (4 mins) or Book)
9:45-10:00 am- Bathroom Break- Transition outside for snack
Southeast-Orientation & Motivation
10:00-11:30 Play Outdoors- Loose Part play (sandbox, nature objects, water table(when warm) Chores: planting, watering garden, feeding chickens food scraps,collecting eggs, checking water)
11:30-12:00- Cooking lunch/Lunch time Outdoors
South-Focus & Perspiration
12:00-12:10- Sit Spot- Starting at one minute and building a minute for each month that passes by
12:10-13:40 Small Group Projects Outside (May be divided into age groups or whole group) Science experiments, art projects, Guided nature play) Outdoor organized game- balance games, water play(weather permitted), walk around neighborhood looking for signs of nature
13:40-14:00- Indoor learning- crafts, learning through play (alphabet and counting games), writing in sand, play dough mats, scissor practice
Southwest-Relaxation & Internalization
14:00-14:15- Yoga Animals Outdoors
14:15-14:30- Outdoors Closing Circle-Closing Song, Gratitude Circle, Story of the Day ,Read-Aloud (If we have time), Dismissal/Pick Up
Your child will learn about animal husbandry, peer to peer relationships and positive social skills, the alphabet in written and sign language and counting skills, and work on gross and fine motor skills through play and art. We will learn about animals, seasons, all holidays from different cultures and faith, habitats and more. We learn to use our imagination and come up with solutions to a problem.
Ages 3-5 years old are welcome with special priority given to children turning 5 in the fall of the upcoming school session.
Potty trained students are preferred. We do accept children in cloth diapers with a wet bag for storing soiled diapers and Pull ups.