Day in the Life

of a Chiaravalle Montessori Kindergartner

8:30
8:30
After being greeted at carpool by a teacher, Emma, a 5th year from Upper Elementary, walks me to my classroom.
8:35
8:35
I hang my coat and backpack, and notice a 3 year old struggling to unzip his coat.  My teacher asks if I can help and I do. Zipping is WAY easy now!
8:45
8:45
I see my favorite bubble making work is out again, I don my apron and get to work!
9:15
9:15
After cleaning up the table (and chairs, and floor) I am ready to choose something else from the shelves. Janice, my teacher, invites me to the sound table to review my sound booklet.  I know almost all my letter sounds!
9:45
9:45
After writing my most challenging letters in three different colors of chalk, I put my work in my drawer to take home to my family.  I notice my friend Sam is reading with one of the big kids - I think a third year!  I go over and ask him if he wants to work with me when he's done.
10:00
10:00
Sam and I do a color matching work and then we decide to do a banker's game addition together. Sam brings all the thousand cubes, it's not fair! Sam ALWAYS gets to get the thousands, I go and get them too. Sam is mad. Nora asks if we need help to work things out by using the peace rose. We do.
10:30
10:30
I need a break from Sam so I go paint at the easel. I love to paint and my favorite color is blue. I make my Grandpa a picture.
10:45
10:45
The lights go out, it's time to clean up and come to circle. Nora sings the song about the old man in the rain. Then she reads us a story while we get ready to go outside.
11:00
11:00
We play on the playground. I love to swing on the monkey bars.  I can't get across yet but I practice every day. Rose, the gym teacher, says I can practice climbing on the new climbing wall when I go to gym!
11:45
11:45
Yay! Today Ben and Ember are here from middle school to eat lunch with us. These are the REALLY big kids.
12:30
12:30
Now it's rest time, the lights are dim and I curl up in a bean bag chair to read books.  The little kids go to nap, but not me anymore!
1:15
1:15
Today Nora is going to bring us to the music and movement room to play instruments and do a little dancing. I love watching myself in the mirror!  And we get to see the kinders from room 202!
2:00
2:00
We head back to the classroom but tomorrow is my library day and I get to hear Libby read stories to us and the room 204 kinders and then I get to check out my own book!
2:45
2:45
We have line time and Nora has us sing this song about a cabin in the woods, I've been to a cabin in the woods once, my dad said that the spiders were not scary.  He does not understand scary!
3:00
3:00
I go home now but some of my friends go to After School.  Once my dad couldn't pick me up and I got to stay there.  I built a rocketship out of paper towel rolls, and did chalk outside and built a huge Lego house with Ella.  And Mary Beth brought her guitar that day to sing.  I hope my dad has to work late again.

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