7:45-8:45: Indoor quiet play with materials and friends
8:45: Children arrive, school begins
8:45-10:45: Indoor work time: Work with various materials projects, individual and group presentations and instruction. Wash hands, have snack (typically a grain, protein and fruit or vegetable)
10:45-11:00: Circle time: sharing, songs, topical discussions, grace and courtesy lessons, etc.
11:00-12:00: Outdoor play, arts & crafts, practical life activities, group games, etc.
12:30-1:00: Outdoor play, arts & crafts, practical life activities, group games, etc.
1:00-3:00: Nap Time: children ages 2-4+ years participate in nap time
1:00-1:20: Prior to the Afternoon Enrichment Classes beginning, students participate in a Quiet Time - sometimes laying down, sometimes participating in quiet group discussion.
Afternoon Classes are scheduled from 1:00pm – 3:00pm and available for students who no longer need a nap and are at least 4 years old. Students must be able to focus and follow directions for the duration of the two-hour class, as well as participate happily for any additional afternoon time spent at Sunrise Montessori.
During the Afternoon Classes, students have the opportunity for additional in-depth studies in the following areas:
Mondays: Advanced Montessori & Spanish Language - Margarita Aguirre
Tuesdays: Storytime, Nature & Our Neighborhood – Mallory Carlson & Bailey Lortscher
(For safety and mobility please have the children wear sneakers on Tuesdays)
Wednesdays: Advanced Montessori & Spanish Language - Margarita Aguirre
Thursdays: Music & Movement – Kimberly Reeder
Fridays: Art Exploration – Bailey Lortscher and possibly in January Daisy Aguirre
3:00–5:30: Outdoor play, arts & crafts, practical life activities, group games, etc.
Nap time (1:00-3:00) is for students who will be attending for a full day or extended care.
This is a time for rest and reflection; the children have a mat to rest on with a few blankets and a small pillow from home. They are encouraged to keep quiet so that the sleeping children are not disturbed.
The children who do not sleep are given quiet activities in the last 20 – 25 minutes of the nap period.