The Saxifrage Classroom is for children ages 2.5 - 3.5 years who are fully potty trained.
Children in the Saxifrage Classroom build on the skills they learned in the in the Elderberry Classroom. Children are encouraged to use more self-help skills and start to work out conflicts with their peers with the assistance of a teacher. Circle time in this room adds in numbers and letters in addition to learning the days of the week, weather, colors, shapes, reading books, singing songs, and counting. Teachers introduce the children to the handwriting curriculum where children begin to learn the building blocks for writing letters and numbers. Teachers begin to work on pencil grip and scissor skills with the children teaching them how to properly hold and use a variety of writing and art materials. Children have daily outside time, weather permitting, to work on large motor skills playing on slides, wheeled toys, swings, and have access to a large grassy area to run and play games.
A Day in the
When children arrive in the Saxifrage Classroom they are welcomed into the room and invited to play in centers in the classroom until breakfast. The children eat breakfast together in family style dinning. After breakfast the children have circle time learning. After circle time the children play in centers and are called for art/math/science projects and to work individually with a teacher in their handwriting curriculum workbooks. After children have completed their academic activities the children have outdoor play time, weather permitting. When the children come in from playing outside, they eat lunch together in family style dinning. After lunch the children have rest time. When the children get up from rest time, they are served snack as a group. After snack the children are able to play outside, weather permitting. If the children are not able to play outside due to extreme weather conditions, the children play inside in different centers in their classroom.