Oak room

Welcome to the Oak room for 4K (age 4 by 9/1) as well as 4K plus and Lunch Bunch. New Morning is a MMSD community 4K site.

4K (8:27-11 a.m for the morning and 1-3:33 p.m. for the afternoon)

  • Experienced teachers in a safe, nurturing environment
  • Stimulating, developmentally appropriate, play-based curriculum
  • Different curriculum every day, expanded to prepare children for kindergarten
  • More literacy, science, math, art, and dramatic play
  • More emphasis on independence, self-help skills and problem solving with peers
  • Cooperative games, music, and movement activities integrated into daily curriculum
  • Beautiful natural outdoor learning environment with large motor activities daily

4K Plus (11-11:30 a.m. or 3:30-4:00 p.m.)

  • Extends the 4K day with additional play based learning activities in small groups: friendship groups, Journal time, music and movement, science and math, gym day, and Spanish with Luis
  • A way to coordinate the schedules of 4k students and siblings in other NM programs

Lunch Bunch (11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. or 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.)

  • Children bring nut-free lunches from home
  • Morning and afternoon children eat together in their classroom
  • Lunch teachers monitor children’s mealtime and quiet play after lunch
  • Less structured, more sociable time of day and a way to extend the day for working parents
  • Gives children going off to kindergarten practice eating at school with friends

Photos by Caroline Marie Photography.