A Typical Day in Casa
8:00-8:30 – arrival (remove outdoor clothing, change shoes,
go to washroom and wash hands)
8:30-11:20 – work cycle
11:20-12:30 – get ready to go outside/recess
12:30-1:00 – remove outdoor clothing, change shoes, go to
washroom and wash hands/lunch*
1:00-3:00 – clean up after lunch/work cycle
3:00-3:30 – clean up and get ready to go home/dismissal
*At this point half day Casa children who remain at the school until at
least 3:30 join the Casa Afternoon Program where they have lunch, nap
(if required) and engage in a variety of individual and group activities.
A child writes a sentence with the Story Alphabet. (Language)
A child is setting up the Numerals and Counters. (Mathematics)
When the children arrive into the classroom, they greet their friends, help with the set up of the class and then begin their work in the any of the four main areas of the classroom: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language and Mathematics. When not receiving an individual lesson from the classroom guide, the children are expected to work independently or with a friend with a piece of material that they have previously received a lesson for.
The children get ready to go outside, and then enjoy a period of time to play freely with their friends or the outdoor equipment, before lunch.
The children set the tables with real tableware and then serve themselves the catered lunch and enjoy their meal together in small groups.