trying to make my day run smoothly

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  1. jennyd

    jennyd Companion

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    Oct 16, 2011

    I'm thinking about how efficient (or inefficient) my day is, particularly Math and Science.

    What does a typical day in your class look like?
     
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    Tell us about yours and we'll help...
     
  4. Rich Games

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    I try and make sure that I do things at the same time in the same way. That way students always know when they have to sit in a circle or line up at the door. Some people are naturally very good at this but I usually have to make a conscious effort.
     
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    I'm a first year teacher and am struggling with (or feel like I'm struggling) with getting everything in as well as not liking my schedule. Here's kind of like mine goes:

    Bellringer
    Whole group reading
    Shared reading/small groups
    Specials
    Math (we switch for this)
    Writing (I'm using 6+1 Writing)
    Lunch
    Recess
    Japanese (a teacher comes in to teach this)
    Science
    Social Studies/Language Arts

    **I feel like my day is so choppy**
     
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    It takes awhile to find what works best for you as a teacher and your current class.

    I like to begin math by checking last night's work and letting the kids ask questions. Then I move into notes or reteaching with different groups of students. I love to use the last 10-15 minutes for students to try some guided practice before getting their homework for the night.

    With science, I usually start with something that will tie into the lesson and get the students using the science terminology (usually a quick demonstration with discussion). Then we may take notes (I strongly believe in teaching note taking) or have a discussion or work on a lab. It depends on the material, but the students know the day before what we will be doing the next day.
     

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