It was my intent to blog every single day for Teacher Week. (<---I'm kind of laughing at that.) Sheer exhaustation in the evening will do that for you. I'm playing a little catch up with a few of my favorite days.
Here's a peek at my daily schedule.
I love my schedule! It's been the same for the past two years, maybe three...honestly I can't remember that far back.
I work at a private school, so that's why you'll see Bible and a Praise & Worship time. We have "chapel" every day. The students sing a few songs and there's a short devotion. It's a great way for students (and teachers) to start their day!
8:50 - 10:20 Readers Workshop
There's 1 1/2 hours for Readers Workshop. It seems like that's a long time, but we are constantly on the move! I have students do a modified version on Daily Five (this year I'm only doing Read to Self and Work on Words), a phonics lesson and snack time.
This past week I've been using Go Noodle for brain breaks during this period. I had read about it on several blogs and gave it a try. They love it!! You've got to try it!
10:20 - 11 Recess/PE
The students have 20 minutes of PE, then 20 minutes of recess everyday. On Tuesdays, they only have recess for the entire period. I love it when they come back sweaty and stinky. :)
11 -12:05 Math
This is the busiest time of day! There's so much to squeeze it. We start off with our Rise & Shine Folders.
Next, we move onto our math journal. I've always done math word problems in a journal, but this year I decided to give the interactive journal thing a try. (More on this later - it's going so well!!)
Usually a short brain break (something math related) before we move onto the whole group lesson.
The students end the period with math centers. Sometimes we get to these, sometimes not.
12:05 - 12:35 Lunch - almost duty free. We alternate lunch duty with the kindergarten teacher.
12:35 - 1:20 Writer's Workshop
I'll typical start off with a grammar lesson before we move into writing. I feel like I'm constantly fine tuning my writing lessons!
1:20 - 2:05 Enrichment (Library, Computer, Music, Art, Cultural Studies)
2:05 - 3:05 Bible/Science/Social Studies
I don't try to squeeze in all three in one hour! I alternate science/social studies monthly. Right now we're studying space.
As for our official Bible lesson, it happens 2 to 3 times a week. I really try for 3, but Friday afternoons are just an attempt at this point. It gets better as the year goes on.