First grade students work in independent study - and enjoy Pajama Day!

First grade students work in independent study - and enjoy Pajama Day!

Kindergarten students work in supervised independent reading groups

Kindergarten students work in supervised independent reading groups

Students bundle up for dismissal. We encourage families to practice putting on boots, hats, gloves and coats at home, to make this process as smooth as possible!

Students bundle up for dismissal. We encourage families to practice putting on boots, hats, gloves and coats at home, to make this process as smooth as possible!

Daily Schedule in Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Our teachers make every day interesting and fun in Kindergarten & 1st grade! We’re always learning new things, and every day is a little bit different. We do follow a regular schedule as much as possible, though, to ensure our students become comfortable with classroom routines and environments. A typical day will go a lot like this:

  • 8:45 – 9:00am - Breakfast and welcome activities. Our school is part of the universal breakfast program, which means that there’s always a grab-bag breakfast waiting for any child who wants one. Students don’t have to sign up; they can just grab a breakfast on their way into school. The first ten minutes of day are designated as breakfast time for the children who wish to participate.

  • 9:00 – 9:30am - Morning Meeting. Teachers will share any general updates, and students may take turns sharing exciting news or stories.

  • 9:30 – 11:45am - Literacy & Social-Emotional Learning

  • 11:45 – 12:40pm - Lunch & Recess. Students may bring a lunch (please see our nut-free guidelines) or get a free hot lunch from the cafeteria.

  • 12:40 – 2:40pm - Math, Social-Studies/Science, & Social-Emotional Learning

  • 2:40 – 3:40pm - Enrichment Classes (Dance, Drama, Art, PE).

  • 3:45pm - Dismissal. We use thoughtful safety policies for dismissal to ensure that each student goes home with an approved parent or guardian, or is walked safely to after-school programming.

Snack Time

We have a designated snack time in our day. We want all of the kids to have the mental and physical energy they need to get through our long day, so we’re asking that you send your child to school with a healthy snack every single day.

Using the Bathroom

We will take a class bathroom break before lunch every day. Please make sure your child uses the washroom right before school each day to avoid morning trips to the bathroom. If we start to notice a pattern with your child having to go frequently we will let you know so we can problem-solve together. Some children can be nervous about using the bathroom at school, particularly in kindergarten. Please have a conversation (or repeated conversations, if necessary) with your child about asking his/her teacher whenever s/he needs to use the washroom.