Our Schedule

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2007-2008 Schedule

~*~ Our Day Together ~*~

Time is approximate

Arrival:  Handshaking/Greetings:  We unpack our bookbags, make a lunch choice,
and write in our  "Writer's Notebook" thinking of topics we can write about during 
Writer's Workshop and read from our book baskets.
9:15:  Gather on the carpet for Morning Meeting, Pledge of Allegiance
and our Class Mission Statement.
9:25 Community Circle (Examples of model-teaching activities)
Shared Reading, Phonics & Phonemic Awareness: 
  •  Segmenting sounds
  •  Blending sounds 
  • Phonics: Sound letter relationships, Blending & Decoding, Dictation and Spelling.
  • Vocabulary Instruction
  • Pre-reading strategies
  • During reading strategies
  • Post reading strategies
  • Shared Reading; Interactive Writing

9:50 Read Aloud & Mini Lesson


10:15 Reading Workshop & Daily 5 Workboard

T: Explicit Teaching: Guided Reading Small Groups; Fluency COT

S: Literacy Centers The Daily Five is a series of Literacy Tasks:


Read to Self Read to Someone Listen to Reading Word Work Work on Writing


11:20 - Noon: Lunch & Recess

12:00 Text Talk, explicit Vocabulary Instruction

12:25 Social Studies or Science & Shared Writing - Shared Reading Scholastic News

12:25-1:00 Art (Wednesday)

1:00-1:30 GYM (Tues/Thursday)

1:00-1:30 Music (Mon/Friday)

1:00-1:30 Library (Wednesday)

1:30 Math Workshop (Number Corner, Calendar Math Journals, Read Aloud, Mini-Lesson; Guided Practice, Math Groups, Independent Practice using Math Stations.

2:00  Recess

2:15  Shared Writing & Writing Workshop

T: Interactive Read-Aloud, Mini Lesson or Explicit Teaching from Shared Text.

S: Independent Writing

T: Conferences

S: Share Time

3:25-3:30 Bee Folders/Prepare for end of the day.

3:35 bus riders

3:40 car riders

 Book-in-a-Bag Program

HomeworkChildren select a book from their familiar reading basket. Parents should listen to
their child read and sign the recording sheet. The book should be returned to school and a new book will be selected.

Child with a book clip artReading for Pleasure Guidelines

Reading for pleasure is associated with increased achievement, and is the single most important element of homework at the elementary level. To be most effective:

  • Reading is part of a enjoyable family experience (e.g., bedtime ritual). Children who are told they must do their reading will not experience the same benefits as those who look forward to a positive family experience.
  • It is an interactive experience. Books are discussed and enjoyed together. What will happen next? What does it remind you of? What does that word mean? Modeling a love of reading makes all the difference.
  • Young children should primarily listen to you read and read aloud to you. As children become older, they should read silently more often, but also benefit greatly from hearing stories aloud.
  • Allow your child to choose what interests him or her to read. Series books (e.g. Henry & Mudge, Fluffy by Kate Mcmullan) are good practice.

When are our Specials? Don't forget to wear tennis shoes on Gym days!

Music @ 1:00 - 1:30


GYM @ 1:00 - 1:30

Art @ 12:25-1:00; Library @ 1:00 - 1:30

GYM @ 1:00 - 1:30

Music @ 1:00 - 1:30

Personal Mission Statement

Classroom Behavior

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