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Not only can it be successful, but enriching to the children. My daily schedule:
15 minutes of self selected reading.
15 Minutes of attendance, lunch, class business
30 minutes calendar (including many songs)
15 minutes of letter intro (with puppets/making words.(2letters per week then into spelling patterns.)
15 minutes Writing and finding letters in the room
15-Literature time - I select a story that goes with our current class theme.
20-Writing - The students relate the story to themselves in their writing.
Lunch 40 min
1 hour math
30 minutes choice time with centers
30 Social Studies/Science Math
Clean up Home
I broke it into timed increments so you could see how our basic day goes. Each activity is multileved. With the self selected reading - I have students looking at pictures, making up their own versions, and students reading to each other. I have songs and poems for each letter along with little books for the students to make. As the year progresses the students work in Literacy Centers while I work with Guided Reading groups. I got parent volunteers to come in and help during this time. I did not have an aid. The hardest part is Math because of the program our district uses. Each grade level must be taught. This year I have a team partner that also has a K-1 multiage class. She takes my K's for math and I take her 1st graders.
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