The LEAP Day

Here’s what happens on a typical day at LEAP on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday when the Lincoln School is dismissed at 2:50 p.m.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

  • 3:00-3:45 p.m. Pick up, Meeting, Free-play (recess)
  • 3:45-4:20 p.m. Homework time
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. Organized activities
  • 5:30-5:45 p.m. Free-play and computer time
  • 5:45-6:00 p.m. Clean-up, quiet time and prepare to go home
  • 6:00 p.m: Parents’ pick-up deadline

Wednesdays

  • 12:45 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:15-1:45 p.m. Recess
  • 1:45-4:00 p.m. Leap-wide theme day, Club activity, or field trip (descriptions below)
  • 4:00-4:30 p.m. Snack and Homework
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. Organized activities
  • 5:30-5:45 p.m. Free-play and computer time
  • 5:45-6:00 p.m. Clean-up, quiet time and prepare to go home
  • 6:00 p.m. Parents’ pickup deadline

Educational Activities and Theme Days

Because Wednesdays are a long day at LEAP, we try to find original and fun ways to spend the extra time. This year we have had various theme-days at LEAP, where all students participate in themed activities. On Science day, a visitor from the Discovery Museum in Acton led a traveling workshop where the children were split into age groups and travelled between different stations, each with a different scientific activity. We also celebrated the Halloween, various winter holidays, Valentines day, and Dr. Suess day.

Clubs

Other Wednesdays, students participate in a teacher-led “club” activity of their choice, such as theatre, baking, hiking, or organized sports such as soccer or capture the flag. Depending on the weather, there may be sledding or a trip to Pierce Park or Codman Pool. If the weather is expected to be warm enough for swimming, parents are notified ahead of time and asked to supply a bathing suit and towel.

Field Trips

One Wednesday a month, LEAP offers an optional, off-campus field trip to age-appropriate destinations. This year we have gone Apple Picking, Roller Blading, to the Movies, and to an inflatable theme park. Field trips depart at 1:45 p.m. after the children eat lunch and return by 4:00 p.m. Admission costs are included in LEAP’s monthly fee.

Food

Students may pizza slices for $1 each or bring their own. Microwavable food is fine. If one of the children enrolled has a severe food allergy, we will notify all parents that the food or ingredient in question may not be brought to LEAP.

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