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Old 07-04-2007, 02:09 PM
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Typical 3rd grade schedule?

HELP! I have a 3rd grade interview tomorrow... What is a typical schedule for your class if you teach in that age range? (This school runs only about 6 hour days, including lunch and specials!) I'd like to have an idea of what to expect, because I'd love to talk about using centers, but I have no idea how to while still getting all subjects plus readers workshop, writers workshop, etc.....

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Old 07-04-2007, 02:58 PM
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Most people do centers while they meet with their Small Guided Reading Group. My day goes this way:
1. Shared Reading (15-20 minutes) WHOLE GROUP
2. Small Guided Reading Groups- I have my students independently read and respond during this time.
3. On Thursdays and Fridays, I conference with my students on their reading.
4. Writing
5. Lunch
6. Math for 1 hour
7. Science, Social Studies, or Art

You will learn that you just CAN'T get it all in in one day. Some days I don't do writing and do both Science and Social Studies. You have to find what your students needs are and go from there.

Good Luck!
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Old 07-04-2007, 04:09 PM
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Most people do centers while they meet with their Small Guided Reading Group. My day goes this way:
1. Shared Reading (15-20 minutes) WHOLE GROUP
2. Small Guided Reading Groups- I have my students independently read and respond during this time.
3. On Thursdays and Fridays, I conference with my students on their reading.
4. Writing
5. Lunch
6. Math for 1 hour
7. Science, Social Studies, or Art

You will learn that you just CAN'T get it all in in one day. Some days I don't do writing and do both Science and Social Studies. You have to find what your students needs are and go from there.

Good Luck!
Do you choose not to do centers? I am coming to think it might be more worthwhile to have the kids read independently instead of doing centers, or maybe have one centers day per week.
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Old 07-04-2007, 04:16 PM
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here is a detailed schedule a typical day

8:10-8:50 Specials

8:50-9:00 snack bathroom

9:00-10:00 Math time-( some days I do a mini lesson and then pull small math groups while the others are in centers, other days I do a full group lesson and then we practice independently)

10:00-10:40 Science or Social Studies

10:40-11:10 Group one in reading (the others are in centers: computer center, listening center, practice center, and DEAR center)

11:10-11:40 Group two in reading

11:40-12:30 Lunch and Recess

12:30-1:00 Group three in reading

1:00-2:00 Writing ( mini lesson and then conferences)

2:00-2:15 pack up, pass out homework, and read aloud
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Old 07-04-2007, 06:15 PM
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This is what I had as my schedule when I taught 3rd grade:

8:05 - 8:15 Morning Work
8:15 - 9:15 Math
9:15 - 10:00 Writer's Workshop
10:00 - 10:15 RECESS
10:15 - 10:30 Snack/Shared Reading
10:30 - 11:00 Spelling
11:00 - 11:30 SPECIALS
11:40 - 12:25 LUNCH/RECESS
12:30 - 1:30 Reading/Guided Reading
1:30 - 1:45 RECESS
1:45 - 2:30 Science/Social Studies (alternate)
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Old 07-04-2007, 07:34 PM
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Mine was:
9-10 Reading Workshop
10-11 Specials
11-12 Math
12-1 Writer's Workshop
1-1:45 Lunch/Recess
1:45-2:10 Agenda Books and Read Aloud
2:10-2:30 Spanish
2:30-3:00 Social Studies or Science
3:15 Dismissal
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Old 07-04-2007, 08:04 PM
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Here is my schedule.. I teach in a private school, so it's a little different.

http://teacherweb.com/WA/TheLittleSc...ass/Table0.stm
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Old 07-04-2007, 10:26 PM
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This is what I had as my schedule when I taught 3rd grade:

8:05 - 8:15 Morning Work
8:15 - 9:15 Math
9:15 - 10:00 Writer's Workshop
10:00 - 10:15 RECESS
10:15 - 10:30 Snack/Shared Reading
10:30 - 11:00 Spelling
11:00 - 11:30 SPECIALS
11:40 - 12:25 LUNCH/RECESS
12:30 - 1:30 Reading/Guided Reading
1:30 - 1:45 RECESS
1:45 - 2:30 Science/Social Studies (alternate)

THREE RECESSES ? Wow. I know Snicky has been commenting looking for Chicago Public jobs. Most of our schools have NO RECESS. Or if they're lucky 1/4 of the schools have a 15 minute recess! This is K-8! Some of our Kindergartens don't even get recess. Pre-K still does (though some schools don't have a playground so it's all on the blacktop). I think recess is important, but I did my student teaching in Madison and don't remember that many recesses! Does this continue up until 5th grade?
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Old 07-04-2007, 10:29 PM
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I'd like to have three recesses. I'm interviewing tomorrow in CPS for 3rd... My guess is there's a recess/lunch combo, max. We'll see if that's the case! (Nice neighborhood, so I don't think safety's an issue, but it's near a highway, so who knows.)
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Old 07-04-2007, 10:35 PM
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The recess thing is actually due to the shortened school day in most cases.

We're right on two major streets, but we still have recess (we have a fence!) Our neighborhood has been somewhat cleaned up, though there are still problems.

There is a grass roots campaign to bring recess back, but not sure how that is going. I am glad that my principal values it and the kids get out. I couldn't imagine 5 year olds with no Recess!

Good luck with your interview! (I'd ask about Recess, shows you know a little bit about CPS politics--!) I asked at my interview. I also have continued to ask at future ones. It is important to me. At any age.

As for the center question. The Walk through teams do talk about centers and that they want to see them. Though the different AIO teams could want different things.
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