Most teachers seem to devote the morning to language arts block. I'm doing math mornings though. Note, I have a TA from 8:30-9:30. Most teachers are utilizing their TA during the LA block it seems, but I'm doing math small groups (I get half, my TA gets the other half of the class) for more individualized math attention. Also, on Mondays my class has a special math lab where a math specialist comes in for that first hour block to do math with my children while I prep. I do the LA block right after recess, on my own. So, I'm kind of doing the opposite of what most teachers do (i.e. LA in the morning, math after recess). Is my way flawed in any way? Is there a research finding that LA goes best first thing in the morning with math after, for 1st graders? Basically, my reasoning: 1. I like the math small groups. My TA allows me that opportunity. I pair faster workers with me and so I can focus them on enrichment after they're done with the activity everyone else does, while my TA gets the students who need more time finishing the work and 2. it keeps it consistent for the kids since they have a special math lab on Monday mornings that whole first hour block That is why I do math mornings, but this is my first year doing first grade, so if I'm off in any way, please let me know.