a day at mountain village charter school
Everyday, at least one third of the school day is spent outside in our 38 acre forest. This immersion cultivates a love of the outdoors and nurtures active citizens who will steward New Hampshire’s forest and water resources for future generations.
Sample Daily Schedule, Lower Elementary (1-3):
7:45 - 8:15
8:15 - 8:45
8:45 - 11:45
11:45 - 12:15
12:15 - 12:45
12:45 - 1:30
2:20 - 2:45
2:45 - 3:00
Students Welcomed to Morning Recess
School Starts: Outdoor Physical Education
Work time: may be indoors and/or outside. Morning Gathering may be indoors or out. This gathering includes greeting songs, show and tell, weather, calendar, and introduction of new activities. The classroom is structured with shelves of nature, creative and academic activities, including Montessori materials. Children move freely in the space, choosing activities that are interesting and appropriate for their level of development. The teacher acts as a guide, introducing materials and assisting with interactions between children. Many days children start their day outside during this period, bringing activities outside, in unstructured play, or in a guided activity with a teacher. Children eat snack when they are hungry during this period.
Lunch time – inside or outdoors.
Varies day to day may include music, art, outdoor lessons or hikes.
Note: outdoor time periods are adjusted for weather conditions but children will go outside every day.