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Welcome to the Eagle Room!!



We are school age children who come here after school at Falk Elementary, which is right next door to Animal Crackers. Our age range is from 5 to 10 years. In the Eagle Room, we work on projects, socialize, work on our homework, have outside time, and are provided with a snack after school. We also come to Animal Crackers for full days, when Falk School is closed. Animal Crackers offers a summer camp program for school age children every summer; watch for details regarding this years plans.

Schedule for the Eagle Room

Monday's Only

1:00 Pick up at Falk School
1:15 Play outside at Falk School or Animal Crackers
2:00 Bathroom Break, Drink, and Rest at Animal Crackers
2:15 Play outside at Animal Crackers or Quiet Activities & Homework Time
3:00 Bathroom Break, Snack, Transition Shelf
3:45 Planning and Free Choice / Homework Time
4:45 Clean Up Time
5:00 Circle Time of Sharing, Bathroom Break
5:15 Together Time with Panda Bear, Cat and Duck Rooms
5:45 Late Snack
6:00 Animal Crackers Closed

Tuesday - Friday

2:30 Pick up at Falk School
2:45 Walk back to Animal Crackers
3:00 Play outside at Animal Crackers
3:30 Bathroom Break, Snack, Transition Shelf with Toys
4:00 Planning and Free Choice / Homework Time
4:45 Clean Up Time
5:00 Circle Time of Sharing, Bathroom Break
5:15 Together Time with Panda Bear, Cat and Duck Rooms
5:45 Late Snack
6:00 Animal Crackers Closed

• Quiet Activities consist of: reading and writing or table activities such as art, puzzles, board games.
• There will be outside time everyday unless there is a weather warning. So, please make sure your child is dressed accordingly for the weather that day. (on winter days: boots, snow pants, hats, gloves, scarf, and jacket that zips or buttons up. On rainy days: rain jackets, rain boots, umbrellas, etc.)

Welcome to the Cat Room!!



We are a mixed age group of 3-5 year olds. We have a daily schedule in our classroom, which includes projects (art, math, science, cooking, Weekly Reader), circle time, small and large group, free choice and outside time. Our teachers plan and implement projects to provide us with information, expand our knowledge, challenge our developmental skills and to learn and play together. We follow the creative curriculum based on DAP Practices. Our teachers incorporate the Madison Metropolitan School District Early Learning Initiative Early Learning Standards into our curriculum as well. Our parents are expected to call and let our teachers know if we will be absent for any reason. Our parents also provide a crib sheet and blanket (for our cots) and at least two sets of extra clothes, as well as all weather-appropriate outdoor gear, including hats, gloves, snow pants and boots for winter. Please feel free to call 277-9990 to schedule a tour of our classroom.

Schedule for the Cat Room

7:00-7:50 Drop off in Cat Room / Free Choice
7:50-8:00 Short circle time / Classroom transistion time
8:00-9:00 Breakfast / Table Activities / Sensory Table
9:00-9:45 Work time at classroom centers
9:45-10:00 Clean-Up Time
10:00-10:15 Circle Time - Hello song, counting, letters, name recogintion and literacy activities
10:15-10:45 Small Group Time- art projects,small and large motor activities, cooking and science projects, math concepts. Journaling time for writing and drawing activities.
10:45-11:00 Clean-Up Time
11:00-11:45 OutsideTime
11:45-12:15 Lunch
12:15-12:45 Bathroom Time / Story Time
12:45-3:30 Nap / Wake Up and Bathroom
3:30-4:00 Snack Time
4:00-4:30 Kindergarten Readiness Activities -(Letters, Numbers, Math, Writing and Table games)
4:30-6:00 Outside / Work Time / Pick Up

* This is only a guideline - Times are not exact.


Weekly Schedule

Mondays: Game day for small group, calendar, songs, books, what did you do today is the large group
Tuesdays: Library comes twice a month and on the other two Tuesdays we will be working on math, letters, or numbers and What did you do today is large group
Wednesdays:
Thursdays: Cooking day for small group and the large group is What did you do today
Fridays: Art day or really teacher planned art activity because children do are throughout the day; large group is recap of what children did today.

Welcome to the Duck Room!!



Our general age range is 2-3 years. As two year olds, we are in the midst of a big internal transition/struggle on our way to independence. We are very willing to do things all by ourselves, but at the same time we don’t want to let go of that familiarity of our parents/ guardians doing things for us. We don’t want to lose that need for our parents. This is what causes many tantrums and power struggles during this age. Plus, we are also learning to potty in the big toilet. We are growing and learning at the quickest rate since we were infants. We love to play with our friends, and are developing bonds with them. Our teachers provide us with a clean and stimulating environment, which includes projects (art, science, cooking and math) as well as group time, circle time and outside time. Our teachers observe and record our daily activities. Our parents/guardians are expected to call and let our teachers know if we will be absent for any reason. Our parents/guardians provide our diapers/Pull-Ups/underwear and wipes, as well as at least two sets of extra clothes and all weather-appropriate outdoor gear, including hats, gloves, snow pants and boots for winter. Please feel free to call 277-9990 to schedule a tour of our classroom.

Schedule for the Duck Room

7:00-8:45 Drop off time in the Duck Room / Free Choice and Table Activities
8:45-9:15 Breakfast
9:15-9:45 Toileting / Diapering / Free Choice Time
9:45-10:45 Small Group and Circle Time
10:45-11:15 Clean Up Time
11:15-11:45 Outside Time
11:45-12:30 Lunch Time
12:30-3:30 Diapering / Toileting / Nap / Quiet Activities
3:30-4:00 Snack Time
4:00-4:30 Choice Time
4:30-5:15 Outside / Large Motor Time
5:15-6:00 Late Snack / Pick up Time


*Scheduled times may vary during the winter months

Welcome to the Panda Bear Room!!



We are a mixed age group of 3-5 year olds. We have a daily schedule in our classroom, which includes projects (art, math, science, cooking, Weekly Reader), circle time, small and large group, free choice and outside time. Our teachers plan and implement projects to provide us with information, expand our knowledge, challenge our developmental skills and to learn and play together. We follow the creative curriculum based on DAP Practices. Our teachers incorporate the Madison Metropolitan School District Early Learning Initiative Early Learning Standards into our curriculum as well. Our parents are expected to call and let our teachers know if we will be absent for any reason. Our parents also provide a crib sheet and blanket (for our cots) and at least two sets of extra clothes, as well as all weather-appropriate outdoor gear, including hats, gloves, snow pants and boots for winter. Please feel free to call 277-9990 to schedule a tour of our classroom.

Schedule for the Panda Bear Room

7:00-7:50 Drop off in Panda Room / Free Choice
7:50-8:00 Short circle time / Classroom transistion time
8:00-9:00 Breakfast / Table Activities / Sensory Table
9:00-9:45 Work time at classroom centers
9:45-10:00 Clean-Up Time
10:00-10:15 Circle Time - Hello song, counting, letters, name recogintion and literacy activities
10:15-10:45 Small Group Time- art projects,small and large motor activities, cooking and science projects, math concepts. Journaling time for writing and drawing activities.
10:45-11:00 Clean-Up Time
11:00-11:45 OutsideTime
11:45-12:15 Lunch
12:15-12:45 Bathroom Time / Story Time
12:45-3:30 Nap / Wake Up and Bathroom
3:30-4:00 Snack Time
4:00-4:30 Kindergarten Readiness Activities -(Letters, Numbers, Math, Writing and Table games)
4:30-6:00 Outside / Work Time / Pick Up

* This is only a guideline - Times are not exact.


Weekly Schedule


Mondays: Cooking Activity
Tuesdays: Games: 2nd and 4th Tuesday Learning Literacy Library
Wednesday: Weekly Reader
Thursday: Math or Science Activities
Friday: Spanish and Art

Welcome to the Bumble Bee Room!!




Our general age range is 12 months to 2 years. In our classroom, we are beginning a group schedule. We are starting to understand that these other little children around us are people too, and we’re beginning to develop friendships. We are also finding more ways to manipulate objects. Our teachers provide a clean, stimulating environment for us, as well as projects and activities to challenge our developing cognitive, physical and emotional skills. Our teachers observe and record our daily activities. Parents/guardians are expected to call and let our teachers know if we will be absent for any reason. Our parents/guardians provide our diapers, wipes, ointment, crib sheet and blanket (for our cots) and at least two sets of extra clothes, as well as all weather-appropriate outdoor gear, including hats, gloves, snow pants and boots for winter. Please feel free to call 277-9990 to schedule a tour of our classroom.

Schedule for the Bumble Bee Room

7:00-8:15 Arrival / Table Activities / Free Choice
8:15-9:30 Breakfast / Free Choice
9:00-9:30 Diapering / Toileting / Wash Up
9:30-10:15 Music & Movement / Art / Cooking / Sensory Exploration / Free Choice
10:15-11:00 Outside Play / Buggy Ride
11:00-11:15 Clean Up / Books / Sing-a-long
11:15-11:45 Lunch
11:45-12:15 Wash Up / Diapering / Toileting /Get ready for nap
12:15-3:00 Nap / Rest and quiet time
2:00-3:30 Snack
3:15-4:30 Free Choice / Outside Play
4:30-5:00 Diapering / Toileting / Wash and Clean Up
5:00-6:00 Hallway Play / Pick Up and Departure

This schedule is a guide and is meant to be followed as such. We try to maintain a balance between flexibility and consistency. A small early snack will be available until 7:45. A small late snack will be offered at 5:45.

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