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Within the comfortable setting of the Elementary Classroom, ... 

... a 6-year-old colors the flags of countries from around the world, while his friend researches the North American biome, focusing his attention on the fundamental needs of people through the centuries.

A 7 year old uses a 3D model of an algebraic formula to solve an abstract problem; her friend draws a nautilus on his 12-foot-long timeline of life - he takes a quick break to look over the shoulder of his friend who is coloring a model of the Clock of Eras.

An 8 year old is writes a story about life in a medieval castle, while two other friends are make sure that the 3D model of the oxygen molecule they have been working on all week has the proper number of protons and electrons.  Another 8-year-old reuses a plastic bottle, a few lids and boxes to recreate a model of a water mill.

The oldest child, a 9 year old, gives a lesson in long division to a 6-year-old.

Outside, the adventures continue in the backyard as a group of kids observe the legs of a busy bee covered with heavy red pollen.  Others peek in the watering can hanging on the fence - it has become the home of a mother finch and her 4 little eggs.

ELEMENTARY DAILY SCHEDULE

8:00-9:30

Arrival/Individual Work Lessons

9:30-9:45

Snack Time

9:45-11:15

Work Lessons

11:15-11:45

Lunch

11:45-12:15

Outdoors

12:15-2:00

Work Lessons

2:00-2:25

Story Time

2:30-2:45

Dismissal

10:30-11:30 Thursday

Spanish

1:00-2:00 Mon & Thu

Mandarin

10:30-11:30 Friday

Music

1:30 Friday

Show and Tell