Upon 8 am arrival, the day begins with free play and an invitation to do some gentle crafting, drawing, sculpting, etc. There is a flexible arrival hour between 8 and 9.
Free play turns into a morning circle, which includes welcome verses and short stories. This moves into our morning rituals - greeting and feeding the goats and ducks, bringing them water, collecting and washing eggs, and gathering plants/materials for the day's work.
After a little more playing, at ~10:30 we have a snack. Snack is provided by us - we will be enjoying produce from the garden and inviting children to join us in food preparation.
After snack (depending on the day) we have a movement journey story circle OR we begin our group adventures and initiatives as guided by our students, such as working in the garden, art and music making, building play structures, simple wood working, going on a gentle hike along the very nearby Mahican-Mohawk Trail, etc. (and of course lots of free play too)
Back in our circle, ~12:30 lunch time! Lunch is packed from home.
Lunch leads into a time of rest, where students may sleep or simply rest their bodies and listen to stories or songs.
Rest concludes with more play, cleaning up the day, and a closing gathering before saying farewell at 3 pm.