Five Half Days

Instructor(s): Roxy McDermott, Jason Edwards

Sorry, mornings at the Montessori are FULL! If you are interested in afternoon enrollment, please call Jessica at 406-270-9824.

This is a Montessori Preschool at the Head Over Heels Gym. This option is for five half days each week, paid monthly. There are full-time options, and more part-time options available as well. Look for those options in the list of other classes. Following is a rough schedule of the daily routine:

8:30-8:50am: drop off - children take shoes off at door and hang up coats. Indoor shoes/skid proof slippers are put on.  Backpacks and lunches (if all day students) are put in their places. Children will go to their starting room.

*The groups and starting rooms will change weekly. Check the chart on the wall near the front door.

9:00am: (promptly) Circles begin,

The "Mountain" Room will have lessons pertaining to sensorial studies and practical life, or there will be a group activity (music, yoga, art, cooking, etc.)

The "Lake" Room will have calendar activities, Math, Science, Language and Geography Lessons

*There may be days the children will begin with an all-class introduction or lesson in the "Mountain" Room.

9:15am: Focus Work Time for first 20 min, with one to one and small group lessons (2-4 students)

*Focus work time is when the child works independently.

9:45am: "Mountain" Room will have Story/Music Time while preparing for their snacks.

(Prepare tables for snack, potty and wash hands)

They will then help clean tables and set them up for the incoming group.

9:50am: "Lake" Room children will circle and have Story/Music time as they prepare for snack (potty and wash hands)

10:00am: Groups switch rooms, each group will participate in the same lessons and or activities as in the first half of the morning. The incoming “Lake” Group will begin with their snack.

11:15am:  Move It Time: this can vary from instruction or free choice gymnastics activities in the building, to taking a walk with the rope, yoga, dancing games, etc.

11:30am:  Morning pick up. All day students will prepare for and have lunch (children bring packed lunch)

12:10pm:  Move It Time and Creative Play time.

12:15pm:  Afternoon Children arrive (Drop-off routine is the same as am drop off, except children may join in with Move It and Creative Play time.)

12:30pm:  Lesson Circles repeated with variations.

The rest of the day flows similarly to the morning with Time Transitions as follows:

1:40pm:  Room change

3:00pm:  Move It Time

3:20pm-3:30pm: Pick-up time