Lunch and Recess
11:30 All clean up and eat lunch together
12:00 Recess at the park, fields, river, or nature trails, or sledding or ice skating in winter
12:30-12:40 Walk back to school and settle in
12:40 Read aloud & activity
Independent Work Period
8:30-11:00 Independent Work Time
Kids refer to a list of assignments they've been given, choosing the order in which they complete their work, stopping for rest breaks, to cook a snack, go outside for a bit, work on art or construction projects, etc. Meanwhile, the teacher is moving among the students as they work in pairs or independently and is giving small group and independent lessons, making observations about student progress, and helping where needed.
12:45 Independent work period, or group work, louder, more active projects, art, kids leave for private lessons and hobbies
(horseback riding, piano, skiing, etc)
2:10 Clean up and do chores - Students are responsible for their own environment and rotate through all jobs, including vacuuming, dusting, and cleaning the bathroom.
2:25 Walk back down to park for dismissal