Full day K Schedule

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  1. puff5655

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    I just got a job teaching full day K, which I haven't taught before. Here's my idea for a schedule, but I'm thinking it probably wouldn't work like this in the beginning of the year:

    8:30 Journals, tabletop activities
    9:00 Morning meeting, Whole Group Reading
    9:30 Daily 5
    11:00 Specials
    11:30 Writing Workshop
    12:00 Lunch
    12:30 Outdoor/Gym
    1:00 Math, math workshop
    2:00 Play
    3:00 Dismiss

    Suggestions? What do you do your first week? I'm thinking a lot of read alouds, songs and games, and a lot of free play time so I'll have time to get to know the kids and assess them.
     
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  3. halpey1

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    Looks pretty good. My first year in all day K my schedule looked a lot like this... this year I adjusted and try to do my math in the am and save the afternoons for Choice Time (Play) and group games, read alouds, etc. I find they just fade after lunch and it's better to try and do most of the academics in the am if you can.
     
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    Do you know if you get to create your own schedule? There are some schools that don't do this.
     
  5. dizzykates

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    My schedule looks like this:

    8:30-9:00 morning work - journal writing, word work practice on old skills
    9:00-9:30 - morning meeting, journal sharing
    9:30-10:00 - word work
    10:00-10:30 - guided reading
    10:30-10:50 - whole group reading
    10:50-11:10 - choice time/interventions or project day
    11:20-11:50 lunch/recess
    12:00-12:30 - Comprehension and vocabulary lesson
    12:30-1:00 - independent reading/intervention
    1:00-1:40 - math
    1:45 - 2:45 - specials or recess
    3:00 - dismissal
     
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    Thanks for the input- yes, I do get to make up my own schedule. For the first time I'll be working in a school that actually trusts teachers to make decisions. Unbelievable, right? :)
     
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    NICE! lol I can't wait to be in a school like that heh
     
  8. puff5655

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    I know, I'm so excited to be working there!

    During the interview, I asked, "What curriculum do you use?"

    The answer was, "Our curriculum is the state standards. It's up to the teachers to decide how to teach them. You'll have a lot of resources to choose from, but there is no set curriculum."

    Awesome!
     
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    7:45-8:05 Trickle in, look at book tubs/familiar reads
    8:05-8:45 Special
    8:45-8:55 Calendar
    8:55-9:20 Phonics Activity (drawn from Fountas and Pinnell)
    9:20-9:35 Shared Read
    9:35-10:35 Centers/Guided Reading
    10:35-10:45 Snack
    10:45-11:20/11:25 Writing Workshop
    11:25-11:35 Review on various topics
    11:35-12:15 Lunch/Recess
    12:15-12:30 Quiet time-students have the options to read or to put their heads down
    12:30-1:05 ish..-Math Journals/Math lesson of the day
    1:05-1:25 Science/Social Studies
    1:25-2:05 Varies...lately, they have started to do independent reading the last 20 minutes or so of the day..
    2:15 Dismissal

    I agree that they're done after lunch..the afternoon is always a struggle, even when their behavior is good..I wish I could move my special to the afternoon..
     
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    My schedule is:
    8-830: morning work/attendance/helpers/flag
    830-930- Language arts instruction
    930-10 - PE
    10-10:20 - Language arts continued (students work in groups/individually on work) ELD instruction
    10-25-11:15 Lunch and Recess
    11:15-11:30 Language arts centers (rotate each day) teacher student UA time
    11:30-12:00 math direct instruction
    12:-12:30 math work followed by math centers
    12:30-12:45 reading phonics or writing project
    12:45-1:00 snack recess
    1:00-1:45 science or social studies, music or art
    1:45 pack / review
    1:55 walk to bus
    12:45-1:00 snack recess
     
  11. DrivingPigeon

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    Wow, that is pretty scary...Your schedule is almost EXACTLY like mine. Weird!

    8:35 Morning Jobs (attendance, lunch count, table activities)
    9:00 Morning meeting/ daily news
    9:20 Bathroom break, snack
    9:40 Writer's workshop
    10:05 Daily 5/Guided Reading
    11:30 Recess/lunch
    12:20 Phonics
    12:30 Specials
    1:00 Bathroom break/quiet time
    1:20 Math
    2:00 Recess
    2:20 Social studies or science
    2:40 Free time
    3:05 Ready to go home
    3:20 Dismissal
     
  12. puff5655

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    Thanks for all the input!

    I just ordered a new book too, called Castle in the Classroom, that looks really wonderful and I think will help me organize my schedule.
     

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