Ms. Grishma and Ms. Mariella 5 Day AM

Welcome to our class and a new school year at Mariposa!

We are both excited and ready to offer another year, full of fun and learning experiences to the children. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us, call the office, or leave us a note so we can get back to you.  Our email address are: and  

A glimpse into our classroom               


09:03 - 09:15       Carline, Children start independent work in the classroom
09:15 - 10:50        Work time, individual/small group lessons.  Use of outdoor learning area
10:50 - 11:20        Circle time (greeting songs, calendar, cultural discussions)
11:20 -  11:30        Transition: Get ready for the playground (change shoes, use bathroom)
11:30 -  12:00       Playground time
12:00 - 12:10        Transition: Preparation for lunch                                

12:10-12:40          Lunch time

12:40- 1:00          Circle time (group lessons, stories and games)                

1:00-1:15            Playground time    

1:15-1:30           Dismissal from the playground


Library time:  Book reading by a parent volunteer one or two Thursdays a month from 9:20 to 9:45 in the school library

Art /Cooking:  Special art/cooking projects one Thursday a month from 9:20 to 10:30 - group activity with a volunteer parent helper and a teacher in the “art room”/ kitchen

Parent show and Tell: 1st Friday of the month at 9:20 in the classroom

Children’s “Sharing”:  Every Friday at circle time

Please refer to schedule for dates and sign-ups at:

Monthly topics for cultural Studies


  • World

  • Fall Season

  • International Peace Da


  • National Children's Book Week

  • Thanksgiving Celebration

  • North America


  • Holiday Season

  • Antarctica


  • New Year's Day

  • Winter Season

  • Australia/New Zealand


  • President's Day

  • Chinese New Year

  • Asia


  • Spring Season

  • National Nutrition Month

  • Africa


  • Earth Day

  • Week of the Young Child

  • Europe


  • Mother's Day

  • National Fitness & Sports Month

  • South America


  • Father's Day

  • Closing Ceremonies