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I would love you all to look at my schedule.

I am going to do four blocks this year the best I can, but there is no way I can do everything every day. Our admin knows this, and feels ok about it. I know the die hards will say this is not four blocks, but I would like some good feedback from those who know. I have "dabbled" for a couple years and want to really do it well this year. At least as well as I can.

I will have SSR every day. I will have writing, working with words and guided reading 2-3 days a week. I will say, I have a TA in the room most of the day, and only 14 kids, so when we do "centers" it's really the kids working in small groups with us, at least during the working with words block.

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Jessica Oh, you can download the schedule from the website I posted... but here it is - more or less:

M-Th 8:45-9:10 math tubs F logic puzzle or geography M-Th 9:10-9:25 sentence a day (not really four blocks, but I want to do this.) 9:25-9:55- morning meeting, F it will be 9:10-9:25... MM often includes guided reading of scholastic news for abou...See More
Jul 13, 2008
Steph/4/TX I agree that 20-25 min is too short for either writing or word work. I also think that when you run into scheduling/time issues, you have to look very carefully at each thing you are devoting time to during your day and ask yourself, "Why am I doing this?" You sometimes have to be willing to let go of some things in order to fill your time with mor...See More
Jul 14, 2008
jenny/2/oh You could use the half hour devoted to free time and snack for SSR. Let the kids eat snack for 10 minutes while you read aloud and then the kids can read quietly
Jul 14, 2008
Jessica Thanks.. I really want to do each block daily, so I will continue to reconfigure my schedule until it's right! Thanks again!

On 7/14/08, Steph/4/TX wrote: > I agree that 20-25 min is too short for either writing or word > work. I also think that when you run into scheduling/time > issues, you have to look very carefully at each t...See More
Jul 14, 2008
Jessica Hello everyone!!

I redid my schedule with your advice. I actually managed to get in all four blocks every day!! Whoo-hoo! I think I was stuck in this thought that each block needed to be an hour or something, even though I know 4B says 30-40 minutes I used to work someplace that wanted 60 min. blocks... anyway, I have 40 minutes for writi...See More
Aug 2, 2008


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