A Typical Day
Arrival and Transition/Playtime
Children arrive after a full school day and need some time to unwind before engaging in additional learning and focused activities. Outdoor time is also a time for children to bond with each other.
Children enjoy a healthy snack and chat together in Hebrew. Key vocabulary terms (for food items, actions, requests, and comments) arise during snack time and reappear during the course of the day. A typical snack is hummus, carrot sticks, apple slices, and milk.
Teachers and children sit together to share the day's topic and discuss upcoming activities.
Children and teachers participate in two activities together. Each activity is approximately 20 minutes long, and as a rule we try for one seated activity and one that involves more moving around. As such, one activity emphasizes a specific topic vocabulary, while the other activity allows children to explore the topic through a different medium.
playtime or study hall
At the end of the MoEd day, children with homework have an opportunity to sit and work together. The "study hall" experience, with teachers standing by, is a significant bonding opportunity for the children. Children without homework may do an art project, play quietly, or keep their classmates company.
By the end of the MoEd day, children are hungry again. A light snack (e.g. crackers and hummus with sliced fruit) is put out during homework time for children who need a quick bite.