Wheaton Montessori News
8:15-8:30 am: Children arrive, hang up coats and backpacks, and greet their teacher
8:30 am: School begins. Teachers strive to greet each child individually when he or she enters the classroom and appreciate your child arriving on time.
8:30-11:45 am: Morning Work Cycle. Students choose a variety of individual work in all areas of the classroom, have lessons, participate in singing and stories, and prepare snacks from the Food Work area. Snacks (apples, carrots, bananas, hard-boiled eggs, and cream cheese and crackers) are available througout the morning.
11:30: Students who nap in the afternoon or leave for noon dismissal play outside, weather permitting.
12:00 pm: Children wash their hands, set the tables, arrange their lunches on plates, and enjoy lunch together.
12:30 – 1:30: Students play outside. Napping students go to the nap room as early as 12:30 pm and sleep as late as 2:40.
1:30 – 3 pm (3:30 for Elementary students): Afternoon Work Cycle.
3:00 pm: Primary (Preschool) students dismiss for the day. Students with siblings in Elementary or in extended care go outside to play.
3:30 pm: Elementary students dismiss for the day.