ACTIVITIES TO ENRICH YOUR CHILD
Educational opportunities through exploration
Hands-on activities to enhance each child's education.
Our curriculum is designed to prepare students for kindergarten by focusing on hands-on engagement in alignment with Montana's early learning standards. Students will be introduced to the basics of numbers, the alphabet, color recognition, emotional intelligence, space and geography. Our school also fosters independence and responsibility by guiding students to grow plants and care for the animals that live on property.
Typical Day at Little Barn
This will be a time for students that need to be picked up later. This 1.5 hour block includes activities such as art projects, outside play, gardening, visiting animals or independent play.
Independent or group play
The last period of the day will be devoted to independent or outside play.
Art and Creative Expression
Each day there will be a new art lesson for students to enjoy. Often, these lessons will correlate with the monthly learning themes.
Getting an early start
We offer a before care time that caters to parents that work. This 1.5 hour block of time allows students to eat breakfast and then participate in one of our independent play stations.
Normal School Day Arrival
A relaxing beginning
Students will arrive for the start of the normal school day and join one of our independent play stations to explore. These educational play stations will rotate at least monthly to accommodate our many learning themes that will be carried out during the school year.
Group Circle Time
Whole class instruction
During this period students will review the calendar together. This includes learning the days of the week and the months of the year. Students will also learn about and discuss the weather. Group circle time will often include read-alouds and sing-alongs. New independent play lessons will also be introduced.
Return to Independent Play Stations
Students get to choose from our variety of themed lessons to enjoy independently.
Milk and Snack
Enjoy a snack together
Students will enjoy a nutritious snack as a class.
Outdoor Play Time
Spend time with nature
Students will be able to play in our outdoor play area. A portion of this time will be used to check the growth in our greenhouse. Students will be able to water and care for the plants as well as feed and visit the animals located on the property (under adult supervision).
Nourishing our bodies
Students will wash their hands and then eat lunch as a classroom community.
Rest and relaxation
A portion of the classroom will be converted into a calm and restful atmosphere. Here students can choose to enjoy individual quiet time or nap for the hour.
READY TO START
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