A Day at School

School Meals and Snacks

Time Content Description
7:50 – 8:05 Arrival and Breakfast Students are greeted by teachers, staff, and friends as they arrive before beginning their day with a healthy, energizing breakfast.
8:05 – 8:20 Calendar Math Understanding the world around us can be hard work! Calendar math helps students learn about the ways we organize time, temperature, and the weather and to recognize patterns and review important mathematical understandings.
8:20 – 8:45 Community Meeting Meeting time builds and strengthens the classroom community by making connections among students and between students and teachers through greetings, cheers, and positive messages. Community meeting allows students to feel a sense of belonging and to let them know school is fun!
8:45 – 9:40 Readers Workshop Reader’s workshop allows teachers to craft lessons which model key literacy and discussion skills using authentic, meaningful texts. Students have the opportunity to practice modeled skills in small guided reading groups, independently with self-selected books, and in choice literacy centers.
9:40- 10:00 Word Work Students benefit from exploration and explicit instruction in developmental spelling as they discover how to make words and the ways they work. We focus on teaching spelling rules instead of word lists.
10:00 -10:40 Writers Workshop Teachers use mentor texts to help students develop their voice and create stories that come from their unique, personal experiences.
10:45-11:05 Recess Play is essential for developing creativity and increasing academic achievement. Students at Explore! will enjoy this chance to connect with their friends, cultivate their imaginations, exercise, and have fun!
11:05-11:30 Lunch/Rest/Mindfulness Students will enjoy a healthy, delicious lunch and then have the opportunity to rest, focus their thoughts, and re-energize for the afternoon.
11:30-12:55 Math Workshop In the primary grades math workshop will focus on developing number sense and problem solving. Students will discover new patterns and relationships in composing and decomposing numbers. During problem solving we will work to understand real world problems and situations.
12:55-1:40 Fitness and Adventure We believe that a great school develops the whole child: academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. Students will engage in physical education on a daily basis that develops fitness and adventure and helps students engage more fully in classroom material.
1:40-2:15 Content Literacy During this time students will read and write about the world around us, exploring social studies and science through experiments and non-fiction texts.
2:15-3:00 Explorations Students will engage in 45 minutes of purposeful project-based learning, their opportunity to take the knowledge they have gained and apply it in authentic, hands-on activities. Students will create works of beauty and worth that they can present and be proud of.
3:00-3:30 Intervention We recognize that school isn’t always easy.   This block of the day is set aside to bring all hands on deck to help support students who may need additional instruction. It is also an important opportunity to provide enrichment for students. All work at this time will be in small groups, driven by individual student needs and interests.
3:30-3:45 Closing Circle This is a time to celebrate the ways that we have demonstrated learning and our core values throughout the day. Students are able to share compliments, point out something they learned, or share something they are looking forward to.
3:45 Dismissal Students leave for home or transition to after school programming.