8.45am – 9.00 am : My parents or the adult accompanying me say goodbye to me. I take off my shoes, put away my shoes, put on my slippers and hang my coat on my hook in the locker room, before joining my classmates and my mistresses. I choose my activity (mathematics, reading, writing, practical life …) and get to work on my own, or I join a collective workshop already in progress (painting, cutting, coloring …)
9:00 am : My teacher introduces me to a new Montessori activity where I continue the work that fascinates me at the moment. I can also observe others, enjoy the reading corner, or participate in a collective workshop led by my English teacher (psychomotricity, manual work, cutting fruit for the snack that will be taken in the morning …) or my musical facilitator (awakening singing, rhythm, percussion, listening to a musical tale …)
11:00 am: I can go to recess in the flowered courtyard of my school, if I wish, continue the task that fascinates me, or rest inside if I prefer.
11:30 am: I participate in the grouping around the ellipse drawn on the floor of my classroom. I sit cross-legged near my friends and listen to my mistresses read me stories in English and French. I also like to sing songs with them.
11:45 am: It made me hungry! I wash my hands and help my mistresses, who heat the dishes in our kitchen. I help set the table and go get my napkin so I don’t get stained. I fill the carafes with water, I serve my friends and I savor the organic dishes prepared by the Club dînette restaurant or the meal from my lunch box.
12:15 pm : That’s it, I’ve finished lunch and cleared my plate on my own. If it’s my turn, I sweep the floor with some friends and the teacher, while others wash the tables with the sponge. You have to wring it out and apply it well, but we love it!
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm: The little ones will take a nap on their mattresses. Me, I have a quiet time, because I am taller. I listen to classical or relaxing music, while giving massages to my boyfriend, who gives me too. We draw the small volcano on the other’s back, we put water, we knead, we slowly perform the movements while applying, it’s pleasant and we relax. But if I don’t like massages, I have the right to sit quietly on my mat, observe my friends or read a book. It is I who choose!
1:15 pm. – 2:00 pm : I go out again in recess to stretch my legs. Some of my friends preferred to stay inside, to work, others accompany me outside.
2:00 pm. – 3:45 p.m : I work, I concentrate, my mistresses are around me and come to guide me if I need to. I also help my comrades who want it. Little by little, the little ones are waking up and starting to work alongside us. We are all proud of our progress.
3:45 pm. – 4:00 p.m : I am participating in a grouping. We all sing together and we listen to the stories of our teachers.
4:00 pm. – 4:15 pm : I have my snack. Today my grandpa is coming to pick me up. I don’t play daycare like some of my friends who go board games, read and play outside until 6:00 p.m.