A Typical Day at Kingfisher Academy

A daily schedule gives children the stability and security they need early on in life. That’s why we strive to provide a stable framework that adds structure to our daily lives but also leaves plenty of room for spontaneous and additional activities.


Overview of the daily routine  



7:30 am – 8:45 am   EARLY DROP-OFF
Before school drop-off/free choice activities
8:45 am – 9:00 am   SCHOOL DAY BEGINS Morning Assembly–this is announcements, singing, character development conversations, or simply talking about a current event or a science topic.
9:00 am – 10:30 am   CLASSES Language Arts–this could be phonics, poetry, creative writing, penmanship, reading, comprehension activities, spelling, grammar–anything that has to do with language.
10:30am – 12:00pm   CLASSES Mathematics–this means measuring, working in textbooks, simple arithmetic, money, time, equations, geometry. We use a curriculum (Math Plus) but also add to it with other games and math manipulatives.
12:00pm – 1:30pm   LUNCH/RECESS Lunch/ Recess–an hour and a half for eating lunch and going to the park for free play–this gives the students a chance to set their own agenda–building forts, tag, pretending the ground is the ocean while standing on the equipment, etc. The teachers may supervise for safety, but the agenda comes from the kids. Our mission is autonomous play–ideas come from the kids.
1:30pm – 3:00pm LOWER ELEM CLASSES Science, Social Studies, Project Time, Art or Free Play–these alternate daily and is a bit more flexible than the older kids schedule.
1:30pm – 2:15pm MIDDLE/UPPER ELEM  CLASSES Science or Social Studies–these alternate daily so one week will have 3 science classes and 2 social studies and the next will be reversed.
2:15pm – 3:00 pm   MIDDLE/UPPER ELEM  CLASSES Project Time or Art–sometimes this will include art or long-range projects of interest to the students. This could mean working creating a banner or even cleaning out the fish tank.
3:00pm – 3:30 pm SILENT READING Reading–All kids are encouraged to read library books on their own.
3:30pm – 3:45 pm   SCHOOL DAY ENDS Bus and Carpool— Carpoolers are picked up no later than 4:00 pm. Bus riders leave on the bus at 3:15.  (fee is $30 per month).
3:45pm – 5:45 pm   AFTER SCHOOL CARE After School–the fee for this is $30/week and children are given time to finish homework, play table games, sometimes go to the park again, do art projects or continue personal projects from Project Time. This is social time, but some students use this time to read or re-group from the day.