In the school year 2016-2017 Melkys school will have up to 20 first, second and third grade students combined. The artistic activities and workshops will combine all students, and all the classes will work together. During Lithuanian language, mathematics and English language classes, the second grade be learning along with the third grade and the first-graders will learn separately. Working in mixed-age groups reflects the natural family environment, will help children develop mutual understanding, respect, willingness to help one each other, and furthermore it develops their independence. Children naturally deepen and consolidate their knowledge by teaching each other.
Melkys school schedule is based on the General Education Program and extracurricular activities. Classes take place from Monday to Friday. Each day we start at 9a.m. and finish at 4p.m., except Fridays, Fridays we finish at 2p.m.
Every day begins with a morning exercise. Pupils and teachers run together to the lake and take a swim.
9:00 - 10:00 – running, exercise, swimming/hardening.
10:00 - 10:20 – breakfast.
10:20 - 10:50 – morning circle (day and week planning, sharing excitement, team, concentration games).
10:50 - 11:00 – reading time.
11:00 - 12:45 – lessons (Lithuanian, Mathematics, English, Russian - together with integrated artistic, ethical/religious, and world cognitive activities).
12:45 - 13:00 – fairy tale.
13:00 - 14:00 – lunch/leisure time.
14:00 - 15:00 – spatials (independent tasks or teamwork).
15:00 - 16:00 – group (non-formal education).
16:00 - 16:30 – dinner/catering.