Lower Elementary Schedule

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7:30 Early Morning Care

8:30 Spelling and/or Journaling: Children complete one spelling chapter per week, and journal prompts are offered daily for journal writing.

9:00 Morning Circle: We meet to exchange greetings, read the date, conduct class business, and share a whole group lesson.

9:30 Morning Work Time: Children are dismissed from circle one by one to begin individual work with an eye toward finishing daily requirements. At this time, individual and group lessons also take place. We take a fifteen minute break to enjoy individual snacks as a group at circle.

11:15 Clean-Up from Work and Meet at Circle: Children return materials to their proper places and record the day’s work in their work journals. Children’s folders including all paperwork from the day are collected.

11:30 Lunch: Children choose table numbers randomly from a box each day providing an element of surprise to seating arrangements. When the weather cooperates and enthusiasm for fresh air abounds, we picnic outdoors.

12:00 Recess

12:30 Specials, Whole Group Lessons, Silent Reading, Writer’s Conference: During the afternoon, we normally have a specialist come in to work with the group focusing on subjects such as Art, Foreign Language, and Music. This is also our time for whole group lessons, P.E., Sharing (show and tell), Writer’s Conference (independent writer’s workshop) and Silent Reading.

2:00 Afternoon Jobs: Children clean up for the day and complete classroom jobs such as watering plants, erasing the chalkboard, caring for the classroom pet, emptying the compost bucket, etc.

2:20 Read-Aloud: The teacher reads from a chapter book at circle. Many children choose to color as they listen.

2:45 Final Circle: Children are dismissed to the playground when weather permits. During inclement weather, children are dismissed to the aftercare room.

5:45 Late Pick-up


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Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 5--Spelling Bee at 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, May 10--4th grade visit to Strawberry Banke

Wednesday, May 11--Junior High Parent dinner 6:00 p.m.

Sat. Sun, May 14 & 15--JH parking cars at the Sheep and Wool Festival

May 17 to 26--Junior High to London and Iceland

Friday, May 20--Lower Elementary Camping Trip

Monday, May 30th--No school, Memorial Day

Wednesday, June 1--Move-up day, new students visit for the day and Kindergarten, 3rd and 5th,6th grade students move up to new classrooms.

Thursday, June 2--Spelling Bee at 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, June 8--Junior High Graduation and Potluck dinner, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, June 10th--Kindergarten Graduation

Monday, June 13th--Summer Program Begins

Last Day of School--Friday June 10 Junior High, Monday June 13 Lower El, Tuesday June 14 Upper El (different ending times because of weekend make-up days)

2016-17 Calendar