half day schedule

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  1. mschristine23

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    those of u who are on a half day schedule can you give me some ideas on how your day is set up. i am going over a final schedule and i have altered it a few times.
     
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    I teach half day sped preschool. Here is my schedule:

    8:15-8:40 Arrival, bathroom, and gym meeting with the whole school.
    8:40-8:50 Calendar
    8:50-9:00 Alphabet time
    9:00-9:15 Centers
    9:15-9:30 Snack
    9:30-9:50 Recess
    9:50-10:00 Math time
    10:00-10:20 Cirlce Time
    10:20-10:45 Work basket time (IEP goals)
    10:45-11:15 Free time

    My kids also have Art on Wednesdays, because they are in a dual placement with a gen ed class.

    We also go to the gym on Mondays and Thursdays to do gross motor activities.

    On Fridays, we go to the library to check out books.
     
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    Mrs Barrett,
    Please explain your method on the IEP schedule time.
    Thanks,
    gospelcharlie
     
  5. MsAnn

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    I just posted this same question last week. After reviewing the answers here is mine... of course we don't have chapel every day so that class changes every day (music, creative movement, etc.)

    8:00-8:45 Free Time / Art
    8:45-9:00 Restroom / Wash Hands
    9:00-9:25 Chapel
    9:30-9:50 Pledges, Calendar & Weather
    9:50-10:15 Centers
    10:15-10:45 Circle Time / Bible Story
    10:45-10:55 Restroom / Wash Hands
    10:55-11:25 Snack
    11:25-11:45 Playground
    11:45-12:00 Prepare to leave / Story Time
    12:00 Dismissal
     
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    All my students are on IEPs. They have a set time everyday, work baskets. I place items in a work basket, usually about 3-4 items. The items are based off their IEP goals. So I put cutting activities, coloring, counting, writing.

    Each student has their own work system schedule, so they can do this independently. They take the first picture and put it in a pocket on the table, and get the item out. They do the item, and put it back. And then grab the following item and so on.

    Throughout the day, I do activities that are based around their IEPs, but work basket is based on each individual IEP.

    I hoped that helped!
     
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    Hello,

    Just curious if those of you who have an assistant in the classroom do small group activities where each teacher works with half the class?
     
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    No assistant here, but if I did have one I would do the entire class for circle and Bible time. The only time we'd separate the class like that would be for arts and crafts.
     
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    I have two aides....Just for this year, because of a student.

    I always teach whole group...My aides usually only work with students during work basket time, free time, or during art activities.

    I just started them cutting and copying things for me. Mainly because the other teachers in my area have their aides do that.
     
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    It sounds like you work with children with special needs. I worked with them for 10 years. Now I am a Head Start teacher. I onlyhave the children who come in with a IEP or the ones that I refer. At any given time I might just have 5 or 6 children out of 32 (2 half day classess).
    Plus the speech/language person comes twice a week for the IEP students and other specialists. Plus I have to make sure that I include their goals on the lesson plans. Thank you for sharing with me.
    God bless you.
    Thanks
    gospelcharlie
     
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    Yeah I only teach special education preschool students. I'm in my second year now. I currently only have 3 students. My cap is at 8. I'm hoping that I get more soon!
     
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    Our day is
    8:15-9:00 free play (we pull children to paint or for art during this time)
    9:00- 9:20 Circle (Calendar, math, language arts(poems songs and finger plays) Music
    9:20-9:35 Language job (may be a worksheet or color sheet applies to what we are studying very simple for first of year)
    9:35-10:00 Centers and two groups (teachers each take a small group to work on skills)
    10:00-10:20 snack
    10:20 -10:40 Bible story and other songs stories and finger plays
    10:40-11:20 bathroom and outside
    11:20-11:40 Circle (read books about themes, sing, dance, recap day prize box
    11:40-11:45 prepare for home
    one day a week we have extended day that last to 1:30 we lunch together, play outside longer and do science activities on that day
     
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    Our day is:

    855-915: Arrival and Welcome Activity
    9:15-9:30- Morning Circle Time(weather, calender, ect)
    9:30-10:00- Outside Time
    10:00-10:15- Potty/Diapering/Handwashing
    10:15-10:30- Snack
    10:30-11:25- Learning Centers
    11:25-11:30-Clean-up
    11:30-11:45- Daily Art or Cooking Project
    11:45-11:55- Music and Movement
    11:55-12:10- Story Time, End of Day Circle Time
    12:10: Dismissal.

    3 days a week we offer lunch extension until 2pm. That schedule is

    12:20-12:40- Lunch
    12:45-1:05- Enrichment(either Gym, Dramatic Storytime, or Art)
    1:05- 1:25- Quiet Time/Rest Time(I have two year olds who are required to have rest/nap time for 20 minutes)
    1:25-1:45- Either Outdoor Time or we open one learning center
    1:45-2:00- Dismissal
     

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