Compacting the Curriculum into Half Day K


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


Morning Message



Math Lesson

8:55-9:15 AM: Shared Reading

9:15-9:25 AM:

"Imagine It" Phonics Lesson

Handwriting Without Tears

*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

You can also click here and here to see her full day schedule.

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