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The Barberuex School

3333 Culver Street
Evanston, IL 60201

Phone:
(847) 864-3215

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

A Typical Day

"Preschool
7:30 - 8:45 Children play upstairs
8:45 - 9:00 Clean up time
9:00 - 9:15 Group time (typically a story is read and the day's activities are discussed)
9:15 - 9:30 Snack
9:30 - 9:50 Outside play
9:50 - 10:50 Free play (Teachers and children set up various activities; The housecorner, block area and manipulatives are available; Specific, planned activities occur at this time.)
10:50 - 11:00 Clean up time, bathroom break, story time
11:00 - 11:30 Music (including singing, rhythm, movement, instruments, and games)
11:30 - 11:45 Bathroom time, wash hands for lunch
11:45 - 12:15 Lunch
12:15 - 12:45 Outside play
12:45 - 1:00 Prepare for naptime (bathroom break, wash hands)
1:00 - 2:30 Naptime (begins with quiet stories followed by music)
2:30 - 3:00 Wake up time
3:00 - 3:30 Snack
3:30 - 4:00 Outside play (weather permitting)
4:00 - 4:45 Free play (as set up in the morning without a formal activity)
4:45 - 5:00 Preschool children join others for stories or late snack
5:00 - 5:15 Snack
5:15 - 6:00 Outside play or inside quiet activities (puzzles, legos, drawing, etc.)
Junior Kindergarten
7:30 - 8:45 Indoor play - Upstairs
8:45 - 9:00 Table Time (children choose table activities to start the day - puzzles, drawing, manipulatives, them-related books)
9:00 - 9:25 Good Morning and Read -a - Loud
9:25 - 10:15 Music and Movement
10:15 - 11:10 Free Play & Active Learning (Children choose from play areas and learning centers, including science, math, and language arts which promote the Jr. K curiculum. Art and cooking projects are conducted at this time.)
11:15 - 11:25 Clean-Up Time
11:30 - 11:40 Outdoor play or neighborhood walks
11:40 - 11:50 Prepare for lunch
11:50 - 12:20 Lunch
12:20 - 12:30 Wash hands and book time
12:30 - 12:55 Outdoor play
12:55 - 1:15 Prepare for naptime and bathroom break
1:15 - 2:15 Rest / Naptime
2:15 - 2:30 Quiet cot activitiy for non-nappers
2:30 - 3:00 Wake up and put nap items away
3:00 - 3:15 Afternoon snack
3:15 - 3:30 Story time and prepare to go outside
3:30 - 4:50 Outdoor play if weather permits, otherwise indoor open play activity
4:50 - 5:00 Clean up and wash hands
5:00 - 5:15 Late afternoon snack and tape stories
5:15 - 6:00 Puzzles, games, books, and drawing until parents arrive
Primary Schedule
8:30 - 8:45 Planning Time
8:45 - 9:15 Free Choice - 3 Activities
9:15 - 9:45 Morning Meeting
9:45 - 10:15 Language Arts (whole group: Mon., Fri. - small group: Tues.,Wed.,Thurs.)
10:15 - 10:30 Snack
10:30 - 11:00 Music (Mon., Tues., Thurs..) Free Choice/Open (Wed., Fri.)
11:00 - 11:15 Recess - Movement with Veda (Wednesdays )
11:15 - 11:55 Math
11:55 - 12:00 Prepare for lunch
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch / Bathroom Break
12:30 - 1:00 My Choice
1:00 - 1:30 Rest
1:30 - 2:00 Outside / Free Choice / Park
2:00 - 2:20 Spanish (Mon., Wed., Fri) Outside / Park (Tues., Thurs.)
2:20 - 3:00 Social Studies / Projects (Mon., Wed., Fri) Science (Tues., Thurs.)
3:00 - 3:15 Snack
3:15 - 3:30 Story
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Excerpted from the preschool's website