Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Our Schedule

Here is what a day in 4-106 looks like....

7:50 The bell rings and I pick up the kids from the hallway

7:50 - 8:00 Students enter and hang up their book bags. They put their folders and agendas in the buckets and pick up their morning work to take to their seats.

8:00 - 8:25 Morning announcements over the TV and doing our morning work.
students slowly trickle in during this time
8:25 - 8:30 Students take their calendar folders to their seat on the carpet then line up for Fine Arts

8:30 - 9:15 Fine Arts
Day 1 Strings

Day 2 PE

Day 3 Art

Day 4 Music

Day 5 Media Center

9:15 - 9:30 Calendar Time, as I fill in our class calendar the students fill in their copies in their folders. We also track the weather, birthdays, lost teeth, practice math skills, sight words, and tallies. We keep track of how many days we've been in school as well. More on my Calendar Folders HERE.

9:30 - 10:00 Whole group reading time - Weekly story & comprehension, phonics work, sight word songs, games focusing on our reading skills

10:00 - 11:15 Learning Centers. Students go to three centers and my reading table. We do learning centers Monday - Thursday. On Friday we do something special for our weekly theme. More on Centers HERE.
11:15 - 11:20 Clean up centers and wash hands for lunch

11:20 - 11:25 Walk to Lunch

11:25 - 11:55 Lunch

12:00 - 12:30 Math - We start each math lesson with our Heidi Songs cd singing songs for the skills we are working on. We then have a guided lesson to practice our skill followed by independent practice in our math workbooks. We use GO Math Florida.

Then, on Tuesdays and Thursdays we work on problem solving skills in our math journals.

Monday, and Wednesdays we do math centers.
 Fridays we do something fun for our letter or theme like Skittles sorting and graphing for Ss:

Also, on fine arts day 2, we get computer lab time during our math block:
12:30 - 1:00 Science/Social Studies -
Monday/Wednesday We do Science. We start with a guided lesson and then do some kind of follow up activity. This week we learned about how healthy foods give our bodies energy and our brains thinking power. We sorted healthy/unhealthy foods (pictures cut from magazines) and then made our own MyPlates from the governments health website.

Tuesday/Thursday we do Social Studies. Again, we start with a lesson from our big book in which we learn a new concept and vocabulary is introduced. This week we learned about position words and using them to describe where something is. Then we do some kind of practice whether it be a workbook page or a project. This week we made pumpkin position books:

Fridays we do a science experiment that correlates with our theme like this fun spider/prey experiment:

1:00 - 1:30 Recess (Outside or Inside using Adventuretofitness.tv if it's raining)

1:30 - 2:00 Writing - Some days this is a mini-lesson focused on a skill (such as illustrating, labelling, sounding out words) and then story writing time, other days we do journal writing with a prompt. On Fridays we do Show and Tell during this time.

2:00 - 2:15 Clean up and Pack up

2:15 Dismissal

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