YES, I wear high heels every day and YES, my feet sometimes hurt at the end of the day! :)
"Meeting" teachers all over the world makes us all wonder what every teacher's schedule looks like, so my sweet BBB Amelia had a great idea to have a linky to share our daily schedules.
Check out all the schedules on A Day Our Way Linky!
**I did not include any transition or walking time in my schedule.
7:50-8:00 Late bell rings at 7:55. Students turn in homework and start morning work (5 math problems) while I take attendance.
8:00-10:00 ELA Block-I've had many people comment on how large this block is, but I could honestly teach reading ALL day!!! I blink and it's over!
8:00-9:00 Whole group instruction: Reading focus skill, mini-lessons, read aloud, written response to reading, reading "projects", think alouds, mentor texts.
**On Wednesday, our whole group instruction is dedicated to social studies-we use Social Studies Weekly and it's nice to have that solid block of time to really dig deep instead of rushing to squeeze in 15 minutes a day.
9:00-10:00 Small group instruction: Centers and reading groups. I also include science and social studies topics in my small group reading. I have an amazing ESE push-in teacher from 9:00-9:30 working with a small group.
Centers include: independent reading, Reader's Notebook, word work, computers, reading comprehension, and graphic organizers. My rotations are about 20 minutes.
10:00-10:54 Writing: Writing mini-lessons, modeled writing, figurative language, mentor sentences, grammar incorporated through the writing process. We have a large block designated just to writing for 4th grade because we have a big state demand writing test (narrative and expository writing-we don't know what style of writing they will get on their prompt...grrrr!)
11:24-12:25 Math: Warm up game, multi-step word problems, instruction using gradual release model-big push in our county this year, dry erase boards/desks, quick check/formative, computer games if time allows.
12:25-1:05 Special Area
1:05-1:25 Math Acaletics: (math program used in grades 3-5-math is our school focus this year). We don't have a large intervention block like the rest of our school because of our writing block in 4th grade.
1:25-2:00 Science: We have 1-2 labs/experiments a week, reading informational text, interactive notebooks, video clips.
**Every Wednesday is an Early Release Day, so we get out at 1:05. Teachers have professional development once a month.
I hope that gives you an idea of my day! It goes by VERY quickly! This is a glimpse of our day, so if you have any questions, please feel free to ask! Have a super week!