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A typical day at Hobbledehoy

Curriculum

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Inside Activity Time

Children are free to choose from the prepared environment, watch a selected video, or enter the book corner for a quiet activity of looking at a selected array of children’s books. 

8:30 am  – 9:45 am

Free Choice Activity Time 

Children are free to choose from the prepared environment. Ground rules are stressed for safety and well being of each child. Promotion of math and language arts readiness skills. 

9:45  am – 10:00 am

Morning Circle 

Introduce the monthly themes; demonstrate new work jobs, stress child participation. Includes puppets, flannel board stories, movement, music, calendar, days of the week, months of the year, and the alphabet and number charts. Tuesday and Thursday morning circle is in Spanish. 

10:00 am – 10:15 am

Snack Time 

A prepared snack is served outside on the benches. 

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Lunch Time 

Children bring a prepared lunch from home (microwaves are provided, if needed). This activity also builds social skills, manners, and independence. 

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Noon Time 

Outside time for the morning children and the older nappers. The younger nappers are settled first to the cots after lunch as selected classical music permeates the background. 

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Nap Time 

Children are free to choose from the prepared environment, watch a selected video or enter the book corner for a quiet activity of looking at a selected array of children’s books.

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Free Choice 

As the children get up from nap they are able to choose work jobs, look at books, play dough, or art. 

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Creative Active Circle 

Music instruments, big books, books on CD, library books, and group participation promote reading and listening skills. 

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Snack Time 

A prepared snack is served outside on the benches. 

3:15  pm – 4:30 pm

Outside Playtime 

Children are free to play outside. 

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Quiet Time 

Again the children are free to choose from the environment, look at books, participate in a group activity, or watch a selected video. 

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“Children acquire knowledge through experience in the environment.”

-- Dr. Montessori