Tentative Schedule for the Summer Program

07:50 Bus Pick Up (We do not transport on Monday mornings. See you out at the Farm. Find directions at Click Here.)
08:30 Good Morning Gab (Build communication and listening skills, play get-to-know you games to build group cohesiveness and discuss expectations of the day.)
09:00 With Rotating Small Groups:

  • Hands On Horse Time (Children will learn skills in how to appropriately groom a horse, how to safely mount and dismount and lastly children will be taught the basics of how to ride a horse or improve on their existing skills. Children will gain a sense of accomplishment through working with horses.)
  • Good Morning Games (Children will learn farm skills such as roping a stationary (model) cow or tossing horse shoes or playing on a tractor. This will encourage imagination and physical activity and foster cooperative play.)
  • What about that Animal? (Each one of The Summer Programs has a special theme, the week of the Dog, the week of the Pig, the week of the Goat, the week of the Sheep, the week of the Pony and the week of the Cow. At this time, new and special information will be taught about each of the theme animals during each week.)

10:50 Morning Chores (While doing daily chores, nurturing, respect, health care and feeding needs of animals will be taught. Students will participate in cooperative learning activities as they do chores.)
11:45 Get To Know Your Garden (Children will gain skills in composting, planting, weeding, watering and harvesting a garden. Lifecycles and interconnectedness within nature will be introduced.)
12:00 Soup’s on Lunch Time (Students will be instructed in hygiene and manners as well as, how to recycle and compost the waste from their lunches. Students need to bring their own healthy lunch.)
12:30 Pick-A-Pet (Students will pick a favorite animal to spend quality time. They will learn to bond with and nurture an animal while learning to appreciate that animal and learn to appropriately handle it.)
01:00 Time for Project Particulars (With the help of OMF staff, students will work independently and collectively to develop and create a special project. Given instruction, students will brain-storm, research and design an inquiry-based learning project that they will present orally on Friday of the Summer Program. Friends and family are invited from 2:00 to 3:30.)
02:00 Cool Cooperative Games (Children will be taught techniques in cooperative learning, problem solving, and will develop group cohesion while they stretch their legs and have fun.)
02:30 Highs/Lows (Wrap up and evaluation of the day through group discussion. The focus will be on celebrating personal successes and giving with guidance on giving and receiving compliments.)
02:50 Good Bye!
***The class ends at 2:50; supervision will not be available past that time unless we are transporting your child. We thank you.***
03:30 Bus Drop Off (Mon-Thu only. We do not transport children on Friday afternoons. Please have friends and family join us for the student’s presentations from 2:00-3:30 every Friday of the Summer Programs only.)