- B.F. Day offers quality full day programs in all of our kindergarten classes.
- B.F. Day strives to keep class size small. Classes range from 17 to 29 students and are smaller than the district average.
- B.F. Day has a half-time librarian who teaches weekly library skills classes to all grade levels.
- District provided instrumental music instruction is provided for fourth and fifth grade students.
- A full-time PE teacher provides weekly PE classes. A full-time art teacher provides weekly art classes to all students.
- Technology is an important educational component at B.F. Day. The school supports a dedicated computer lab with weekly access to all classes, beginning in kindergarten. In addition classrooms have their own computers. All classrooms are wired to the Internet and teachers are provided e-mail access. We have an active technology committee.
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- B.F. Day has an on-site before-and after-school program, and summer camp, administered by the Wallingford Boys and Girls Club.
- B.F. Day is an official Spectrum School.
- B.F. Day has an active Art Committee, coordinating special art projects including the Tile Mural, Banner project and Artist-in-Residence programs.
- B.F. Day implements the School-to-Work Village Program. Students learn about the work world, create products to sell and engage in mock trade at an all-school fair. Students also provide a public service.
- Since 1992, B.F. Day has offered an innovative Family Night Dinner Program, providing unique Friday sit-down dinners with special programs. Dinners are open to the entire school community. Past programs featured lectures, art activities and student and professional dance, musical and dramatic performances representing the many cultures present at our school.
In the Kindergarten program children are offered many opportunities to make connections between reading and writing. Our program employs different themes, and each theme includes a collection of related literature. Children are encouraged to personally respond to the literature through drawing and writing in their journals. Kindergarten projects involve various modes of writing, such as creating posters and invitations, making class books, story innovations and writing letters and reports on an individual and group basis. Children are also given an opportunity to write letters and words through our phonics study of the alphabet. Some of the themes include opportunities for learning centers where children may work independently, in pairs or in small groups to complete interdisciplinary activities. These activities also provide opportunities for different modes of writing. Our Kindergarten students participate in Literature Circles. Our older students facilitate the circles which discuss particular books.
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