Today's podcast is a listener requested topic: How to compact the curriculum into a half day schedule? Well, it's tough, but definitely doable and well give you some tips on how to get it done!
Here is an example of Kathy’s half day schedule:
8:20-8:30 AM: Come in and Read (Short Literacy Activities/Name Tickets) (M/Tu/TH)
8:20-8:40 Specials: LIBRARY (W) PE (F)
-Opening and Math are cut to 15 minutes on these days
8:30-8:55 AM: Opening Activities
8:55-9:15 AM: Shared Reading
*10 Minute recess if the weather is good
9:25-9:50 AM: Waterford Early Reading Program
9:50- 11:10 AM: Learning Centers
1- Guided Reading (T/TH) Guided Writing (W/F)
2- Phonics Lesson/ Phonemic Awareness Lesson (Title 1 Aide #1) (Tu/W/Th)
3- Phonics Lesson/ Phonemic Awareness Lesson (Title 1 Aide #2) (Tu/W/F)
4- Math Lesson (Parent Volunteer Tu/Th) Rotational Choice from below (W/F)
5- Rotates between: Art/Dramatic Play/Listening Center/Sensory/Science Journals/ Writing/Alphabet Manipulatives/Toys/ Leap Pads/Handwriting/Puzzles/Reading Room/Writing Room/Math/MORE!
6- SNACK /Computer
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