Sample Daily Schedule
Check-in: 2:25-2:35 PM
(1:15 PM on Wednesdays; 11:00 AM on Early Release Days)
Check-in and attendance in the cafeteria. We begin each day with a group meeting, designed to review the day’s schedule, check in about any changes, and go over expectations. This transitional meeting helps the students of BASEC settle into the day’s program and feel prepared for the upcoming activities. Those students that have other obligations within the school (PTO clubs, their classroom teacher’s homework club, etc.), sign in to after school before heading to their activities. After the daily trivia, students have first snack.
BASEC teacher and kitchen supervisor, Melissa Moran, make BASEC @ Chenery snack a special part of the day. First snack favorites are nachos, homemade mac & cheese, hotdogs and yogurt parfaits!
BASEC Branch: 2:45-4:30 PM
BASEC Branch, 7th and 8th grades: Meets in the library’s computer lab. BASEC Branch fosters executive function skills and provides homework support to meet the demanding academic expectations of Chenery’s upper school. Our students take responsibility for homework and projects, organize and prioritize their academic schedules and work on their assignments with their peers in a positive, resource-filled environment.
Library and Homework Club: 2:45 – 5:30 PM
The Library and Homework Club opens at 2:45pm each day. 5th and 6th-grade students must check in at Homework Club before 3:30pm to set a plan for the day. BASEC @ Chenery’s Homework Club is an after-school work community designed to meet the academic needs of enrolled 5th & 6th-grade students. At Homework Club, we focus on helping students to build their executive functioning skills where our BASEC teachers are able to support students at many different skill levels and help them to fulfill the requirements of their school day curriculum.
Please contact BASEC Director of Student Programming, Danielle Greene, for more information.
Unstructured outdoor play; structured gym games; student-choices such as legos, games, and socializing with friends; sports leagues.
Workshops!: 3:30-4:30 PM
Please click here for more information about our BASEC @ Chenery Workshops.
The BASEC Visual Art Specialist and STEM Specialist prepare art and STEM projects each day. We use a variety of media in our projects – each day students work with different materials and use different skills. Some projects follow a particular procedure, while others require students to make decisions about the construction and materials involved. BASEC’s philosophy of engaging student interest through inquiry and goal-setting drives our lesson planning in each curriculum strand.
Students regroup with a brief meeting and light snack of fruit or vegetables.
Final pick up/sign out
*Please Note: If you are running late for pickup, please call the Chenery site at (617) 484-8030. We do not routinely check email during pickup hours, so phone calls are best. There is a charge of one dollar per minute for pick-ups after 6:00, which will be billed separately.