Wednesday Explorers is a special class comprised of Younger and Older children that offers an active theme-based curriculum and gives children an extra day at school. The Wednesday Explorers meet from 8:30 AM to 11:45 AM on Wednesdays with the option of staying for Lunch Bunch until 1 PM. Each week the teachers present an engaging question to spark the children’s interest and curiosity. They prepare the classroom to support the children’s inquiry by providing related materials and tools that encourage the children to think, imagine and investigate. In the past the children have explored themes such as Homes, where they investigated various animal shelters, built their own craft homes and then made a classroom-size house out of huge cardboard boxes. A Career theme featured visits from local firemen, recycling service and various parents. A Theatre Arts theme brought in a local theatre director and the children wrote, directed and acted in their own play.