Sample Daily Schedule, Lower Elementary (1-3):
7:45-8:15 Students Welcomed to Morning Recess
8:15 School Starts: Outdoor Physical Education
8:35-11:45 Work time – may be indoors and/or outside. Morning Gathering may be indoors or out. This gathering includes greeting songs, show and tell, weather, calendar, and introduction of new activities. The classroom is structured with shelves of nature, creative and academic activities, including Montessori materials. Children move freely in the space, choosing activities that are interesting and appropriate for their level of development. The teacher acts as a guide, introducing materials and assisting with interactions between children. Many days children start their day outside during this period, bringing activities outside, in unstructured play, or in a guided activity with a teacher. Children eat snack when they are hungry during this period.
11:45-12:15 Lunch time – inside or outdoors.
12:15-12:45 Free Play
12:45-1:30 Varies day to day may include french, music, art, outdoor lessons or hikes.
2:20-2:45 Silent Reading
2:45 School dismissal.
Note: outdoor time periods are adjusted for weather conditions but children will go outside every day.