Every morning, I come to school with my favourite hat and bag. My teacher taught me to always wash my hands and put my things away as soon as I get there, so that’s what I do. Then it’s time to say goodbye to my family so I kiss and hug them lots before running over to say hi to my friends in class.
One of my teachers is around to help me settle in for the morning. I play with my friends and have a yummy breakfast.
We participate in today’s fun, planned activities both indoors and outdoors.
Time for morning tea! If it's safe to do so, my teacher will let me serve myself. We talk a lot and learn about healthy eating during this time.
Our teachers follow our curriculum to teach us and show us experiences both indoors and outdoors. The curriculum supports my classmates and I to develop the goals that we've set with the help of our parents and our teachers. For example, one of my friends wanted to learn how to do handstands so our teacher supported her by showing her how to do it!
Time for lunch and another yummy, healthy meal. We have something called 'progressive meals' which means our teacher helps us identify our bodily needs. Lunch is open for a couple of hours and we are invited to eat whenever we like. Some of us will sometimes eat twice or three times if we choose!
Rest or sleep happens at this time. My teacher follows a progressive process which mimics my routine at home and what my needs are. This helps me learn to love rest and sleep. Some of my classmates do not sleep and rest. During this time, they do quiet and calming activities such as gardening and other things that promote relaxation.
We wake up from our naps and have afternoon tea, and then continue with our learning in a mix of indoors and outdoors settings.
That's a wrap! I've had so much fun today but I’m excited to see my family. My teacher calls my name to let me know that my parents are here to pick me up, so I say bye to everyone and give my teacher a big hug before leaving. On the way home, I tell my family all about my day and the things I've learned.