7:45-8:10 Arrival: Children are greeted at the doors of the SSM Lobby. Tote bags are checked for messages. Children are invited to do morning activities while waiting for classmates to arrive.
8:15-8:40 Morning Circle: Morning Circle includes discussions about the calendar, prayer, season, weather, and various themes and topics.
8:40-10:00 Work Time: Children make work choices from the shelves in the areas of Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Language, and Science. Individual and small group lessons provide guidance to challenge each child and promote the development of new skills. Free choice allows the children time to develop social skills through developmentally appropriate choices.
10:00-10:30 Whole and Small Group Lessons: Introductions to themes and topics are given at this point in our morning. The children are taught in both whole and small group settings. During this time we read books, make art projects, and introduce new choices. Activities are geared to developing fine and gross motor skills. The children are encouraged to share ideas and thoughts on the topic we are discussing. Part of our morning schedule includes time for Music, Spanish, and Gym.
10:30-10:45 Snack: Snack is provided by Ancillae Assumpta Academy
10:45-11:15 Outside Play: Children are given time to have fun and explore on the playground equipment.
11:20-12:00 Lunch: Lunch is provided by Ancillae-Assumpta Academy.
12:00-12:20 Circle Time: Children gather to review their morning and prepare for dismissal.
12:30 Dismissal: Dismissal is in the Stepping Stones into Montessori's classroom.
SSM also offers a rest time extension for families needing a full day of care. Children may extend the day until 3:00 p.m. with dismissal at the Sacred Heart Center Ramp or continue into our Extended Day Program until 5:45 p.m.