A Day in the Life
A Day in the Life of Your Child
Here at Montessori Children's House, our toddlers and pre-primary children delight in an exciting day of discovery and learning that is tailored specifically to each child!
7:45 am to 8:30 am - School Opens
Parents help their child to get ready for school in the welcome room and place outside clothes in their child's wooden cubbie. The children are then welcomed into the classroom by their teachers.
8:45 am to 9:05 am - It's Circle time
All the children are guided to the middle room where they sit on the circular rug. The head teacher leads circle time.
The group lesson of the day, songs, finger play, flash cards, story books and French lessons keep the children captivated for about 20 minutes.
9:05 am - 10:05 am - Individual Lesson Time
We then move on to Lesson Time in the large lesson room. Each child chooses work that interests them that day.
Teachers give one-on-one lessons to individual children. Children's work could be posting objects into containers, matching pictures, using the cylinder blocks or feeding the fish.
10:05 am to 10:45 am - Snack plus Arts & Crafts
The children go back to the activity room to first have snack.
Then it is time for art and craft activities using different papers, fabrics, objects from nature etc.... During this time each child's diaper is checked (if it has not been changed already that morning)and/or practices potty training...
10:45 am to 11:45 am - Music & Outdoor Playtime
Next we move to music on the line. The children return to the middle room to do movements on the line following music. The movements are such as walking, skipping or moving like an elephant. Musical instruments such as bells, tambourines or drums are sometimes used by the children.
The children are then taken to their cubbies to get dressed to go play outside. Outside activities are swings, slides and wheel toys. If the weather does not permit we stay in this room and add more activities such as dancing.
11:45 am to 12:45 pm - Morning to Afternoon Transition
The children are brought back inside into the activity room. Diapers are checked and changed if needed and /or practice potty training. Morning children are prepared to go home.
Morning children are picked up.
12:00 pm to 12:30 pm Lunch is served
The children love to sit with their friends at the table on small chairs to eat their lunch in the activity room. Beds are set up in the middle room by a teacher.
Afternoon children arrive and join the group.
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm - Story & Nap time
The children quietly enter the nap room (middle room) in groups of two are three at a time. The light is turned off and quiet music is played. The children are allowed to sleep as long as they need unless directed otherwise by the parents.
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm - Wake Up & Snack time
After their diaper has been checked and /or practice potty training, the child is invited to go to the activity room for his snack. Nap room is picked up by a teacher.
School day children pick up.
3:00 pm to 3:20 pm - Circle & Music time
Circle time in the middle room. During the afternoon, some of the morning circle time activities are repeated for the newly arrived children and new activities are added. This time is also used for music line work.
3:20 pm to 4:20 pm - Lesson time
Afternoon structured lesson time in the lesson room.
4:20 pm to 5:15 pm - Indoor/Outdoor Activity time
Back in the activity room. Playing with friends with puppet theater, doll house blocks, trucks and play dough. Outdoor play on the swings, slides and wheel toys if weather permits. Diaper checks and/or practice potty training.
Afternoon children are pick up and another exciting day comes to a close ~