September was a busy month and flew by for all of us. Students had the opportunity to explore all aspects of our large third grade classroom community. The third grade teachers are very happy with how our classroom setup is working.
The students are familiar with the flow of our days and they are learning how to function in their new spaces. We have a structured routine that is perfectly in sync with the other third grade classes to avoid distractions, noise and chaos. Our typical day looks something like this:
8:00-8:40 - Arrival and Morning Work (differentiated math practice)
8:40-9:00 - Morning Meeting (a class check-in, greetings and schedule of the day) Done in classroom pods
9:00-9:20 - snack outside with whole grade
9:20-9:50 - one of our specials
9:50-10:20 - Mentor Sentences (grammar and parts of speech) Done with classroom pod.
10:20-11:20 - Math (differentiated grouping with one of the three teachers)
11:20-12:10 - Recess/lunch
12:10-12:40 - Read to Self while I meet individually with students.
12:40-1:15 - Differentiated writing Instruction and Daily 5 (literacy choices) Done with the entire third grade
1:15-2:00 - Project Time involving science or social studies.
2:00-2:25 - Come together whole grade for a read aloud
2:25 -2:35 - Pack up and listen to poetry or go outside