Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Dear Future Teacher-Class Schedule




So I’ve joined up with Dirt Road Teacher & others to blog about tips and ideas called Dear Future Teacher. The ideas shared really apply to any  teachers/homeschoolers not just for first year or future teachers. This week's topic is about teaching schedules.

I have taught Prek-1st and then homeschooled 4th-5th so I have a variety of schedules. And as an Instructional Coach/Reading Specialist, I gave feedback on teaching schedules for grades Prek-6th. So today I am going to share a variety of schedules with you. First, here was our homeschool schedule last year for 4th grade. 



I think I am going to do something similar for 5th this year. It worked well for us last year so "if it ain't broke, why fix it?"!!

This is a 4th grade schedule from a teacher I coached:
Her Monday schedule was different because they had a late-start for teacher PD time.

Here is a 5th grade one from a teacher I coached:

This was my PreK schedule for all-day PreK: 
*Please note for letter of the week we did not just focus on one letter the whole week, we focused on multiple individual letters/whole alphabet & phonemic awareness in congruence with a letter of the week.

Mrs. Winkle’s Pre*K Schedule

7:45-8:00 Sunrise saints

8:00-8:15 Breakfast

8:15-8:30 B.E.A.R. time/morning work

8:30-9:00 Circle time
Language Arts: whole group
Movin’ and groovin’ time
Story time

9:00-10:30 Developmental centers

10:30-11:00 recess

11:00-11:30 Lunch

11:30-12:30 Literacy lounging and quiet reflective time

12:30-12:45 Letter of the week activities

12:45-1:15 fine motor and handwriting

1:15-1:30 Story time and snack

1:30-2:00 Math/Science

2:00-2:45 ABC Centers (Literacy Centers)

2:45-3:15 Sharing time-
get ready to go home

3:15 dismissal
*exact Times may vary due to movement and transition times.

You can download an editable copy of my Prek Schedule by clicking on the pic! 


Here is a Kindergarten schedule from a teacher I worked with as a coach, named Emily Green-


Here's another Kindergarten schedule I got from Kim Adsit's website about ten years ago:



The whole secret to creating a schedule is flexibility, and ALWAYS leave time in there for transitions and walking in the hall. Also, know your schedule may change four or five times depending on your class's needs and other things outside of your control!

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