I have been a second grade teacher for 8 years. I highly suggest that you add 5-minute drills to your routine. After lunch this is my routine.
12:30 Read a chapter book.
Little House on the Prairie is excellent for boys and girls. The hunting, farming, horses, and Indians draw the boys in from page one. This is also a good book to use during the same semester you are doing history.
(Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Clotee the Slave Girl, Sarah Plain and Tall, Orphan Train Books)
12:50 Five-minute Drills ( I really give them 6 minutes, but they don't know this.) (But only do these drills if you want to be the teacher every parent loves.) My students beg me to do them, if it looks like we are short on time, my students have suggested missing part of their recess. Last year out of my 20 students, 12 passed all of their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. 6 passed everything except all of their division, and two were on their last multiplication. Just think how your third grade teacher will love you. You can get each book at an education store. Each book contains over 10 drills. After my students pass each page they may pick out of the reward jar. After they have passed each book I give them a cold pop. If they pass all 4 books by the end of the year I get them Dairy Queen.
* The students will not be on the same drills, once they pass they move on.
1:00 Science, Health, or Social Studies
1:20 Special Class (Art, P.E., etc. )
2:50 Clean up
Last edited by cowboy02; 07-27-2002 at 06:13 AM.