In a "typical" day in our classroom here is what you might see:
8:15 Children begin entering the room, some will get straight to work, others may observe work already started and even a few will welcome each other and have a "catch up" conversation.
8:15-11:15 Work cycle. During this time children have uninterrupted work time. They will work jobs from their workplans, participate in reading groups, small group or one-on-one lessons. Anytime during this cycle children are welcome to enjoy a snack they have brought from home.
11:15(ish) - 12:00 Line time! Presentations by guide or students, classroom job assignments, announcements, discussions, sharing, weather, date and other announcements given at this time.
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch and clean up from Lunch
12:45 -1:20 Outside time or Free play. Planned games, PE activities, puzzles, building activities, art and projects take place at this time. This time is enjoyed outdoors whenever the weather allows.
1:20 - 3:00 Second work time or special activities.
3:00 Classroom Job time and quiet reading time. Children leave between 3 & 3:15 p.m.