A typical day at Hobbledehoy…
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM Inside Activity Time
Children are free to choose from the prepared environment, watch a selected video or enter the book corner for a quiet activity of looking at a selected array of children’s books.
8:45 AM – 9:30 AM Outside Playtime
Children are free to play outside, as children arrive for the morning session.
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Snack Time
A prepared snack is served outside on the benches, while a teacher reads a story and leads singing.
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM First Circle
Introduce the theme, demonstrate new work job(s), stress child participation.
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Free Choice Activity Time
Children are free to choose from the prepared Montessori learning environment. An art activity and/or play dough table is available in the art room. Ground rules are stressed for the safety and well-being of each child. Promotion reading and writing readiness skills.
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Second Circle
Includes puppets, flannel board stories, movement, music, calendar, days of the week, months of the year and the alphabet and number charts.
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Outside Playtime
Children are free to play outside.
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Lunch Time
Children bring a prepared lunch from home, (microwaves are provided if needed). This activity also builds social skills, manners and independence.
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Noon Time
Outside time for the morning children and the older nappers. The younger nappers are settled first to their cots after lunch as selected classical music permeates the background.
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Nap Time
A sleeping cot and space are available for all full-time children, as required by law. Two blankets and a (optional) pillow come from home and are taken home for washing weekly. Note: no child is forced to nap, but needs to rest for at least one hour.
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Free Choice
As the children get up from nap they are able to choose work jobs, look at books, play dough or art.
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Creative Active Circle
Music instruments, big books, books on CD, library books, and group participation promote reading and listening skills. Tuesdays & Thursdays include introductory Spanish lessons.
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Snack Time
A prepared snack is served outside on the benches.
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM Outside Playtime
Children are free to play outside.
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Quiet Time
Again the child is free to choose from the environment, look at books, participate in a group activity, or watch a selected videos.
Special programs at Hobbledehoy…
Everyday Pre-Kindergarten Program
For the older children who are getting ready to transition to Kindergarten, we offer a program where one of our instructional team members works with the children on their language arts and math skills.
Every Tuesday (Summer Only) Park Visit
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM Weather permitting, we walk to the park next to Monta Loma Elementary School on Thompson Ave.
Once A Week Tuff Tumblers (Gymnastics)
Tuff Tumblers (gymnastics) provides multiple sessions (both morning and afternoon) of large movement activities at the school (Optional, must be enrolled. Fees are posted.)
Friday (Once A Month) Mountain View Bookmobile
9:45 AM – 10:15 AM The Mountain View Bookmobile visits Hobbledehoy on a Friday once per month. Schedule is posted.
Multiple Times A Year Various Learning and Entertainment Events
Throughout the year we host different events including cultural presentations, musicians, puppet shows, magic shows, and community service people.