Second Grade Schedule

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  1. Lilu0819

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    I'm moving to second grade next year and I'm having a hard time fitting everything into my schedule. I would really like to see other 2nd grade schedules if anyone has theirs available. :):thanks:
     
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  3. BASAM

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    Our schedule looks like this

    8:00-8:15 Morning Activity (question of the day, house keeping stuff)
    8:10-8:15 Morning meeting
    8:15 -9:45 Literacy Block
    9:45 10:45 Math
    10:45-11:15 Math workshop (journals, math talks)
    11:15 -11:45 LUNCH
    11:45 - 12:30 Writing Block
    12:30 - 2:00 Paragon (world history)
    2:00-2:45 Specials
    2:45 3:20 Science
    3:20-3:30 Clean up. homework. etc
     
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    Ours looked like this last year
    8:00 - 8:15 Morning Work & Announcements
    8:15 - 9:45 Literacy Block
    9:45 - 9:55 Snack
    9:55 - 10:35 Writing/Language
    10:35 -11:15 Math
    11:15 - 11:50 Science/Social Studies (rotate by week)
    11:50 - 12:30 Specials
    12:30 - 12:48 Journal writing/read aloud
    12:48 - 1:13 Lunch
    1:13 - 1:28 Recess
    1:28 - 1:45 Afternoon Meeting
    1:45 - 2:00 Packup/dismissal
     
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    I'm interested in this thread because I want to revamp my schedule this coming year. Last year, it was very messed up because of the way I had some specials in the morning, some in the afternoon on different days. I'd rather have them more consistently - all in afternoon, for example.

    So here's my PLAN (but it might change if I can't have a say in my specials!):
    8:00 bellwork
    8:15 morning meeting
    8:45 guided reading group/silent reading
    9:10 math
    10:00 writer's workshop (minilesson, writing, sharing) or science or social studies (alternate days)
    11:10 lunch
    11:50 special
    12:30 reader's workshop (minilesson, independent reading, group work)
    1:20 recess
    2:00 specials
    3:00 dismissal
     
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    Great thread idea, I would like to see some schedules too. I have never liked mine.
     
  7. Youngteacher226

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    Here's my schedule:

    8:25 ~ Morning Work/ Classroom Jobs/ Attendance
    8:40 ~ Morning Meeting/Calendar Math/Shared Reading/ Peace Circle
    9:15 ~ Reading Workshop/ Guided Reading/ Conferencing
    10:00 ~ Writing Workshop/ Conferencing
    10:45 ~ Lunch
    11:15 ~ Word Work & Word Wall Activities
    11:45 ~ Interactive Read Aloud
    12:00 ~ Specials (varies on diff. days)
    12:45 ~ Interactive Writing
    1:00 ~ Math (will start Math Workshop this year)
    1:45 ~ Science/Social Studies (every other day)
    2:15 ~ Clean up/ Classroom jobs/ Afternoon meeting
    2:30 ~ Dismissal (for some of the students)
    2:20-3:30 ~ Afterschool(I teach M-T-W) Literacy Centers/Math Centers

    Sometimes my schedule changes depending on what time our specials are. But this is usually how are day goes. I will probably keep it the same.:)
     
  8. Lilu0819

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    Ok, this is what I have so far. Suggestions?? I want to make sure I'm spending the right amount of time on each subject area.

    8:05 – 8:15 Morning Work
    8:15 – 8:30 Morning Meeting
    8:30 – 8:50 Spelling/ Word Work
    8:50 – 9:40 Guided Reading/Literacy Centers
    9:40 – 9:55 Recess
    9:55 – 10:15 Read Aloud and Morning Milk/Snack
    10:15 - 10:45 Music (between 30 - 60 mins of specials per day)
    10:45 – 11:15 Gym
    11:15 – 11:35 Recess
    11:45– 12:05 Lunch
    12:10 – 1:30 Everyday Math
    1:30 – 1:45 Recess
    1:50 – 2:15 Writer’s Workshop
    2:15– 2:45 Science/Soc. Studies (alternates by unit)
     
  9. maroki

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    I think the schedule looks great! A question, though: Do you have any requirements about length of time during the day to be spent on certain subjects?

    For example, at my school we have to have a solid 90 minute reading block, a solid 60 minute math block (90 minutes throughout the day), etc. So when our scheduling committee met this past spring, it was very tough to move the schedule around because of those required huge blocks of time.

    However, if you don't have any of those...I think it looks good!
     
  10. sophie1

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    What is interactive writing and interactive read aloud?
     
  11. Mable

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    I think I am going to add more "group" meeting time in the afternoons next year. I always enjoyed it so much in kdg and miss it in 2nd.
     
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    My schedule is different everyday due to specials. We are on a 6 day schedule. However, we are locked into our Comm. Arts time and math time due to children going out for pull-out resource. This is not what I want my schedule to look like but I would with a teacher who is very "textbook oriented" and does a ton of worksheets. However, I try to incorporate a little time on the rug to work on cooperative groups, calendar, and/or read a book on the rug. Next will be different since I am working with a different teacher who is more into teaching and not all textbook and worksheet oriented. I am looking forward to that.

    Day 1 Schedule
    8:50-9:10 Children come in. Morning Boardwork, Announcements, Attendance
    9:10-9:45 Music
    9:45-10:30 Science or SS
    10:30-10:45 Snack/Bathroom
    10:45-12:15 Comm. Arts (reading, writing, grammar, spelling)
    12:15-1:00 Lunch, Recess
    1:05-1:15 Bathroom
    1:15-1:40 Meeting on rug
    1:40-2:40 Math
    2:40-3:10 Monthly Theme Projects
    3:10 Pack-up and Dismissal
    2:40-3:00
     
  13. Lilu0819

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    Nope, not really. She did want us to try and get a 1 hr 15 minute block of math. I don't know how I could get 90 uninterrupted minutes of reading into my schedule between recesses and specials. :confused:
     
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    Interactive writing is when you produce a piece of writing with your students (maybe on chart paper or on the board) and you decide on what you will write about and what to say together. The most important thing about interactive writing is that it is different than shared writing because the kids "share the pen" with you. It just means that you write some, and the kids come up and write some. It basically reinforces all the things you do in writing or word work. Like you can write about a field trip you went on, but you can focus on vowels sounds, spacing between words, capitalization, punctuation etc. In shared writing, the teacher does all the writing but the kids tell her what to write. In inteactive writing, the kids come up and help write it. I hope this makes sense.

    Interactive read aloud is so important because it is a time when you can have the kids think and talk about what you are reading. I know we all have a "read aloud" time designated in our day, but interactive read aloud gets the kids involved. In other words, they don't just sit at their desks with their heads down (quiet time) like my teachers did when I was young.
    Basically, during interactive read aloud, the teacher reads a selected book aloud, but as the teacher is reading, she reminds the class to envision what's going on in the story and be ready to "turn & talk". The class should be gathered on the rug ready to talk to the person next to them. So, for example, I might stop right before I read an interesting part of the story and model how to "stop & think". So I may verbally think about what just happened in the story. Then I may say, "Okay, turn & talk to the person next to you about what you think is going to happen next. Make a prediction!". So the kids all turn and talk to each other right where they are.
    Or you can have them make an inference about a character. State an opinion about something that happened. I mean, there are so many things you can do. Overall, the kids are involved in each of these, they are active participants.
    One time, I read "The True Story of the Three Pigs" and at the end, I had the kids stand up and vote on who they believe, the pigs or the wolf. Each group stood on two sides of the room & we had a discussion.
     

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