This is something that is CONSTANTLY changing in my classroom. I really work off of the vibe of the kids and how well they are working in different subject areas. Some subjects may need a bit longer, and some a bit shorter.
Here is what my schedule looks like right now:
|8:05-8:15||Morning Jobs: exchange books, make lunch choice, sign in, get ready for calendar time|
|8:15-8:30||Morning songs (phonics songs right now), Daily Calendar. (We do SO many math skills during this time, it really does count towards my math block)|
|8:30-8:45||Daily News – this also included a lot of math and language skills. I base my Daily News on what I want the children to review.|
|8:45-9:00||Poetry, sight word, letter/sound sorts, word family activities – We do something different each day.|
|9:00-9:30||Reader’s Workshop – I use Kim Adsit’s (AMAZING) reader’s workshop lessons for this. It’s a life saver since I’ve never really done Reader’s Workshop in a format like this. (I’ll read with individuals and small groups during this time too)|
|9:30-10:00||Writer’s Workshop – I use a combination of my own lessons based on what the children need and Deedee Wills and Deanna Jump’s writing units for this.|
|10:00-10:30||Literacy Centers – here is another time I will pull small groups or individuals. This is also our Tier 2 Intervention time. We have our reading specialist and Title 1 paras pull our most at –risk kids during this time to work on skills.|
|10:30-11:00||This is kind of a squish space – some things take longer in the morning, some shorter. I will also use this time to read books and do activities related to our theme.|
|11:00-11:30||Recess - this time might be shorter or longer depending on the amount of layers we have on!|
|12-12:30||Rest – during this time I read a story or watch a Tumblebook, assess kids, pull kids for intervention, or pull small groups.|
|2:00-2:20||Science/Social Studies – we use parts of the FOSS curriculum and part that was written by our Kinergarten Science Committee for science and TCI for Social Studies.|
|2:20-2:50||Play Time – This is a really important time for social development. (and remember they ARE only 5!) I can really see how kids interact with one another, if they share, how they speak with one another. If I need to, I’ll also pull kids for intervention or assessment. It’s usually short, because I know their minds are on chilling out with their friends!|
|2:50||Clean up and get ready to go home|
I hope this helps! I am always struggling to fit things in. We are CONSTANTLY moving throughout the day. We take advantage of ALL minutes of the day!
Let me know if you have questions!