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Classroom procedures and Absence policy

Daily schedules are developed with the following in mind:

  • Matching the age and abilities of the children.
  • Outdoor time, both structured and unstructured, every day.
  • At least two large blocks of time for child-directed learning.

And include:

  • Morning and Afternoon Group Time
  • Small-Group Activities 
  • Morning and afternoon child-directed learning in learning centers
  • Outdoor play and activities
  • Snack and meals
  • Rest time

 

Open – 9:00 a.m.

Arrival and Breakfast

Children participate in quiet activities and eat breakfast. As children finish breakfast, they can visit learning centers until most children have arrived and are finished eating.

9:00 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.

Whole-Group Time & Read-Aloud

Children come together for the Morning Routine Activities as well as a featured whole-group activity.

9:25 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Learning Centers and Small-Group Activities

Children choose from learning center activities in these learning centers: blocks, creative arts, dramatic play, library, math and manipulatives, science and sensory, and writing. This time often includes small-group activities.

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Snack

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Outdoor Play

Children enjoy structured and unstructured play outdoors.

11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch

Children wash their hands, help set tables, and prepare to eat lunch family-style.

12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Transition

Children clean up from lunch and transition to rest time.

12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Rest Time and Quiet Work Time

Most children nap or rest quietly. As children wake up, they can select from a variety of quiet activities, such as playing, drawing, writing, and looking at books.

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Learning Centers and Small-Group Activity

Children choose from learning center activities in these learning centers: blocks, creative arts, dramatic play, library, math and manipulatives, science and sensory, and writing. This time often includes small-group activities.

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Whole-Group Time & Read-Aloud

Children come together for a featured whole-group activity.

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Snack

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Outdoor Play

Children enjoy structured and unstructured play outdoors.

4:15 p.m. – Close

Learning Centers

Children select from a variety of activities that are easy to clean up, such as looking at books and playing.

 

Absence Policy (we follow the Philadelphia school district)

The Office of Attendance and Truancy serves to offer training and supportive services to all members of the school community, to help improve student attendance, to account for all District students, and to comply with the compulsory school attendance laws.

The School District of Philadelphia is responsible for enforcing the compulsory school attendance laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and for properly recording student attendance and maintaining student records.

The School District of Philadelphia is dedicated to the academic achievement and success for all students. Regular school attendance is an integral part of that success. When students attend school on a daily basis, they will not only improve their academic skills but build a greater capacity for social and emotional growth as well.

Every child needs to come to school on time, every day. It matters, as early as kindergarten. By middle and high school, poor attendance is a leading indicator of dropout. Developing the habit of attendance prepares students for success on the job and in life.

Excused and unexcused absences add up fast – and equal academic problems. Students are at risk academically if they miss 18 days, or 10% of the school year. Even sporadic absences matter. Just one or two days a month can add up to a chronic problem that affects a student’s success in the present and the future.

 

 

 

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