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9:30 - 9:50—Free Play

9:50 - 9:55—Clean Up/Wash Hands

10:00 - 10:15—Snack

10:15 - 10:35—Outside Play

10:35 - 11:20—Focus Groups

11:20 - 11:30—Circle Time

11:30 - 12:15—Inquiry Groups

12:15 - 12:40—Lunch and Story

12:40 - 1:30—Share and Outside Play


There are many exciting clubs this year that Sea Squirts are invited to.  Look on our Clubs page for details.

Running Club - Mondays 1:30 to 2:30  

Strings Club - Tuesdays/Fridays (for ages 7+)

Chess Club - Fridays  10 to 11 


Fostering Growth Mindset.

For more Growth Mindset videos, go to this website.


Tales from the Hundred Acre Wood

All Squirts are welcome to this class, but it helps us to share contact information with Terri and to plan the class if you fill out the interest survey by January 22nd or SOONER.


We will create a script based on the needs and readiness of the actors, and A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh characters from the Hundred Acre Wood. 

We'll build a fun, safe, and developmentally appropriate story that kids will help devise. 

Regular rehearsals for The Hundred Acre Wood will be THURSDAYS, February 13 –March 12 from 2:00-3:00.

Everyone participating can be at Ocean as usual from 1:00-3:00.

Showcase Performance and family picnic on MARCH 19 at Broadway Playhouse

Monday (K - 2nd grade)

Spectra Art thursdayS

 (see Thursday page for details). Please feed your children before they come—no time for lunch on Thursdays.

THEATER PAGE NOW OPEN Please sign up by completing this survey. Sooner is better so that we can plan! 



These open-ended, investigative groups will have an emphasis on math first semester and literacy second semester, though we will work to cross-pollinate.


With that in mind, we'll be trying to get the right developmental fit for each student each semester. We'll have two groups.

This year the groups are affectionately called

Frogs and Toads

First semester THE FROGS will meet with Heddi and Zelda in the science room, and THE TOADS will meet with Deb in the main classroom—no flip flop this year!  


For the Frogs, (MORE DETAIL TO COME)

For the Toads, we will investigate how to make sense of word problems, finding multiple solutions to a problem and/or using the same problem with new numbers in a math workshop exploration. We are also working on how to show our thinking through conversation and through recording it on paper using pictures, words, and number sentences, and by clearly connecting our record to the problem. 

 “I wonder if we are brave,” said Frog.
...“We look brave,” said Frog.
“Yes, but are we?” asked Toad.” 
― Arnold Lobel


Share is every Monday after lunch.  We encourage kids to bring something from home that represents something they've done or learned. They get to share with their friends, and we hope to inspire others to say, "I want to try that!" (rather than, "I want to buy that!"). Help your kids choose something to bring!

Circle Time Fun

We mostly do the famous Elephant Song. Ask your Squirt about it!

We will add in counting to ten in different languages, tongue twisters, and other songs or games if the group feels ready for that.

One language we might learn is

Cantonese: One through Ten

 Listen to audio

  • 一 (壹) yāt one 1
  • 二 (貳) yih two 2
  • 三 (叁) sāam three 3
  • 四 (肆) sei four 4
  • 五 (伍) ńgh five 5
  • 六 (陸) luhk six 6
  • 七 (柒) chāt seven 7
  • 八 (捌) baat eight 8
  • 九 (玖) gáu nine 9
  • 十 (拾) sahp ten 10
Welcome Sea Squirts!
Welcome Sea Squirts!


These thematic groups will rotate over the year with Zelda, Heddi, and Deb. 

The first theme is BIOMES. The three biomes that the kids will choose from (we'll gather data on their interests and group them) for this first eight weeks of Inquiry are

Swamps and Wetlands with Zelda

Forests and Redwoods with Heddi

Oceans and Poles with Deb