Discussion in 'Kindergarten' started by holley.padula, Dec 27, 2009.
Dec 27, 2009
How do you structure your class day?
A typical day for me looks like this:
8:35 Free choice
9:00 Daily News
9:25 Snack/Show and Share
9:40 High Frequency words
9:50 Phonemic Awareness/Phonics
10:00 Comprehension/Shared Reading
10:10 Free Choice
10:35 Daily 5/Guided Reading
11:30 Clean up & ready for lunch
12:30 Specials (Music, Phy Ed, Library, Art, guidance)
1:00 Bathroom Break & Rest time
1:20 Writer's Workshop
2:15 Snack/Read Aloud
3:05 Responsibility logs/ready to go home
I try to integrate social studies and science in whenever I can, but it's really hard for me to find a big chunk of time to fit them in (unless I eliminated rest time, which I might start doing after break). I try to fit about 30 minutes of science or social studies at least 2 days a week (we might skip writer's workshop or math).
Busy day! I like that you break up your schedule with less structured activities througout the day. I think it helps.
Yeah, that's what I try to do...The morning is a little long, but many of the literacy activities are play-based.
This is my schedule right now, but I am in the middle of changing it to try to add more writing time. I should also mention I had to put Reading and Math in the morning, because I had a little boy who left at 11:45 A.M. He went to a preschool in the afternoon. He now moved so I am thinking of moving math to the afternoon and also giving them less rest time.
8:05-8:15 - Kids arrive/ attendance and lunch count
8:15-8:35- Morning meeting
8:35-8:45- Restroom break
8:45-9:15- Library or Computers depending on the day
9:15-9:30- Snack and restroom
9:30-10:15- Reading small groups/ Phonemic Awareness/journals
11:25-11:35- Restroom break and wash up for lunch
11:35-12:15- Lunch and recess
12:15-12:25- restroom break
12:25-12:45- rest time
12:45-1:00- story time
1:00-2:00- centers/ art projects/ science and/or Social Studies
2:00-2:30- RTI groups-
3:00-3:15- get ready to go home.
Dec 28, 2009
7:45 arrival/warm-up activity
8:15-8:45 - Reading whole group lesson
8:45-10:00 Reading workstations/small group instruction
10:00 - Recess/restroom
10:20 - Writer's Workshop
11:20-11:40 Number of the day/calendar/math talks
11:40 ancillary (some call them specials)
12:20 Math whole group lesson
12:50 Math small group instruction/workstations
2:00 Science/social studies -we alternate
3:00 Prepare for dismissal
We have early dismissal on Weds - they get out at 12:45 - many teachers like that but I hate it-it's so hard to get everything in.
My kids also write have journals for math, science and social studies plus reading reponse for the chapter book we are doing as a read-aloud. It's a busy day.
8:30-8:45 fine motor boxes
8:45 - 9:00 morning meeting
9:00-9:20 SMART room (large motor/brain activities)
9:20 bathroom/wash hands/drinks
9:30 Literacy Centers
10:10 sight words
10:20 Read aloud
10:30 Shared reading
11:10 Wash up/bathroom/ get ready for recess
11:55 Rest time
12:25 counting practice
12:30 T/R Writing; W ESL; M/F Math Centers
1:35 Clean up/get ready to go home
2:50 Go to buses
Jan 8, 2010
Here is my day:
7:55-8:30 - Kids arrive start on morning work, usually board work or worksheet that a skill we have alread gone over.
8:30 - 10:00 - Lanuage Art Stations and Small Reading group - I have 5 groups that rotate through 5 stations every 15 minutes.
10:00 -10:20 - Recess
10:20 - 10:44 - Reading/Story Times working on a reading skill
10:44 - 11:09 - Lunch
11:09 - 11:20 - Restroom break
11:20 - 11:40 - Penmanship - working on the letter of the week, sight words of the week, and sentence formation.
11:40 -11:50 - Phonics (Jack Hartman and Dr. Jean CD's)
11:50 - 12:00 - Take 10 - exercise program we are required to do.
12:00 - 12:15 - Calendar
*My Aide leads phonics, take 10, and calendar while I lead RTI groups*
12:15 - 12:45 - Whole Group Math
12:45 - 1:15 - Social Centers - My aide and I both work with a small group. My group writes sentences will being guided and my aides small group is being read to and asked comprehension questions. The other 2 groups are "playing" at housekeeping, legos, blocks, puzzles, puppets, or playdoh.
1:15 -1:35 - Snack
1:35 -2:30 - They either go to music, computers, art, gym, or library, depending on the day.
2:30 - 2:45 - Math stations/small group
2:45 - Pack up and review skills
3:00 - load buses
I am curious what you do during Math stations and small group. How many stations do you have and are they everyday or week?
They are everyday but Friday. I have 3 groups (high, average, low) and they do not rotate during this time. My aide and myself work with one group each and there is one that works independently. We rotate with which groups we work with. This week my high group worked with addition with sum greater than 10 and matching number words with number 1-20. My medium group worked with matching number words and numbers 1-10 and adding dominoes up to 20. My low group worked on matching numbers to set (1-10) and writing the numbers.
I pull in skills depending on what the students need to work on. My groups are also always changing, depending on the activity that we are doing.
I hope this helps.
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