9:00AM CULTURAL HISTORY LEARNING EXPERIENCES
In their integrated Cultural History courses, students explore such themes as creation stories, elemental forces, and the magic of symbols.
10:00AM MORNING MEETING/CIRCLE TIME
Teachers and students gather together for a daily meeting to establish the class’s goals for the day.
10:30AM SPECIALS (varies daily)
Each day, students rotate through a variety of classes with expert teachers in such areas as performing arts, science, visual arts, music, and wellness.
11:00AM RECESS OR LARGE MOVEMENT GAMES
Students play collaborative movement games that help them to cultivate locomotive skills, coordination, and aerobic conditioning, as well as develop interpersonal skills.
11:30AM HANDWRITING/MATH/SPECIALS (alternates daily)
In a schoolwide learning block, students alternate between math lessons, the Handwriting Without Tears program, and specials courses.
12:30PM READING TIME/GROUP GAMES
Students further their love of literature and storytelling while building basic skills through daily shared reading and writing experiences and small guided reading groups.
1:00PM EARLY CHILDHOOD ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
Students can extend their day at Ross by participating in an eclectic and extensive series of after-school enrichment opportunities, such as yoga, cooking, art, and African drumming.