Rhythm of the Day
We spend much of the morning in independent work time, during which children choose from a variety of activities – building, reading, painting, dramatic play, games and puzzles. A sunlit classroom has shelves filled with exciting materials calling to your child to explore them. We have another room full of art activities and a large room for group circle time, building and movement.
We go outside for a full hour each morning. Some days we walk to nearby Wellington Park and run through the field to the climbing structure and play there. Some days we stay in our own backyard making mud pies, playing in the sensory table, rolling in the grass and doing activities on the covered patio.
We follow the seasons with celebrations and projects. In Autumn, we string garland for the squirrels and visit the pumpkin patch. In winter, we mix our own birdseed to fill the feeders in the yard and have a solstice fire to make wishes for the new year. We trace our shadows on Groundhog day. On May Day, we leave baskets of flowers on our neighbors’ door knobs. In summer, we eat vegetables from our garden and watch butterflies emerge from chrysalides.