Daily Schedules

We focus every day to achieve our goals and vision for each student through continual observation and introduction of new ideas and challenges. Below is an example of our daily schedule to best equip our students on their road to success.

Primary (Preschool / Kindergarten) Schedule

7:00am – 7:45am Before School Care (Drop off between 7:00-7:25am only)
7:45am – 8:05am Morning Drop Off
8:05am – 10:30am Montessori Work Period
During Montessori work time our teachers are guiding each student through the Montessori curriculum. Our purposefully prepared environment draws in each student to engage in meaningful work. All students receive one–on–one lessons, which are individually prepared for each child.
10:30am – 11:00am Morning Line Time
Classical music signals to our students Line Time is about to begin. When the music starts our students clean up and take their place on the line.
During our “line” we sing our Good Morning song and welcome each other with a handshake. Then we say the Pledge of Allegiance and sing our Days of the Week & Months of the Year songs to determine the date. We also introduce our monthly/weekly themes and give group Montessori presentations.
11:00am – 12:00pm  Recess / Lunch Rotation
12:00pm – 1:00pm Afternoon Group Lesson
Our preschool and Kindergarten Group Lessons are designed to equip our students in learning in a large group setting for school environments they may experience after graduating from Absorbent Minds. This portion of our Kindergartners’ day consists of group lessons with focuses in Culture/Geography, Language, Handwriting & Journaling, Math and Science. Preschool Lessons have a theme of the week/month and begin with a story, discussion and have an art project to support the lesson. Our Kindergarten Lessons follow the curriculum outline, which can be found on the Kindergarten page of our website.
1:00pm – 2:30pm Montessori Work Period
2:30pm – 3:00pm Chore Time
Unique to the Montessori environment is a time for students to learn to take pride in what is theirs – the classroom. At the end of each day our students take turns doing various chores such as feeding class pets, watering plants, dusting shelves, sweeping floors, vacuuming, taking out the trash, washing tables/chairs, folding towels, etc. Our students enjoy learning how to do these activities and take care of their environment.
3:00pm End of full school day/Pickup
3:00pm – 6:00pm After School Care (Available)

Primary (Preschool/Kindergarten) Enrichment Activities

Primary Students

Monday: Music 
(Every student in attendance will receive a 1⁄2 hour lesson)
           Asian Sun Taekwondo (optional) (Five 6-week sessions offered on Mondays approx. 1⁄2 hour per class, belt testing included)
Tuesday: Art
(Every student attending on Tuesday will receive a 1 hour lesson)
Wednesday: Dance (optional)
(20 lessons approximately 45 min each and a recital for registered students throughout the year)
Thursday: Science
(Every student attending on Thursday will receive a 1⁄2 hour lesson)

Elementary Schedule

7:00am – 8:00am Before School Care (Drop off between 7:00-7:25am only)
8:00am – 8:15am Morning Drop Off
8:15am – 11:30am Morning Meeting and Montessori Work Period
During Montessori Work Time students are diligently practicing materials and being presented new lessons.
11:30am – 12:30pm Lunch / Recess
12:30pm – 2:30pm Montessori Work Period
2:30pm – 2:45pm Restore Environment/Classroom Responsibilities/Chores
2:45pm – 3:00pm Teacher Classics Read Aloud
3:00pm Pick Up
3:00pm – 6:00pm After School Care (Available)

Elementary Enrichment Activities

Monday:  Asian Sun Taekwondo (optional)
Tuesday: Art and Music Classes
Wednesday: Classical Latin &  Roman Culture and optional Dance Class
Thursday: Reading Groups/ Weekly Library Enrichment