Items needed for Extended Days:
1. Mat or blanket to rest on
After the morning class dismissal at 12:00, the children that are staying will take a short rest (15-30 minutes) with soft music playing.
Then we will wash hands and get our lunches and eat lunch together. The children will then read books and do puzzles while we clean up the tables and get the classroom ready for the extended day.
Then we will have a “gathering time” to let everyone know what we will be doing. Activities include an experiment or interactive story.
Every month we will have a “special guest” that will enrich the children with drama, science, music, creative movement and other activities. We will also learn about an artist every month and do lots of art projects. We will “travel” somewhere each month with our imaginations and we will also make a scroll story- similar to the journal writing students do in the 4's class, but with pictures glued together to form a “scroll.” The children will also have a free play time, a story and outside time.