Activities during Morning Meeting, language, art and athletics, math and recess help them to develop a better awareness of themselves, as well as how to successfully interact with others and the world around them.
After the arrival at school and morning assembly, students access their classrooms and their shelves or lockers to put away their backpacks and collect the materials needed for the class. The Homeroom Teacher or Subject Teacher takes attendance, reiterates the morning message,
reviews other pertinent daily information with the students and gives them the opportunity to interact and mentally prepare for the day. The morning subject or inquiry-based classes of an hour each are spaced with activity classes involving outdoor and indoor activities. Students have a short break in the morning hours to sufficiently refresh themselves with morning snacks.
Rest of the day with a lunch break in between involves learning and mastering numerical skills, language skills, art, music, dance, sports and active intellectual brainstorming.
All classes begin with an inquisitive approach, move into an engaging Lesson Opener and progress through Direct Instruction, Guided Practice, and Independent Practice until reaching the Exit Slip, which serves as an immediate assessment of the lesson objective for that class.
Reading, writing and presentations also form a seamless part of everyday learning. However, major emphasis in primary school is laid on improving the communication skills through reading, listening and speaking. Overall, a day in the life of GJR school student is extended, incredibly rewarding and filled with activities that enhance their joy in learning.