Alrighty so here's a puzzler for ya! My classroom door opens at 8:10. My Reading/Language Arts block is from 8:30 - 10:30. Schoolwide morning announcements are broadcasted on tv at 8:30 and I want to incorporate Morning Meeting this year. I teach third grade so we do 20 minutes of sustained silent reading from 9:00 - 9:20. My problem is: How do I fit in Morning Meeting, Reading instruction for our Basal (Houghton Mifflin), Silent Reading, Guided Reading/Centers, and L.A. instruction all in that time. Suggestions are welcome and MUCH needed!!! Edit: Students wander in the room between 8:10 - 8:30 and are officially late at 8:30.