Saturday, October 8, 2011

Schedule/Plan Book

Well, now that things have settled down a bit from the first month of school, my schedule is a bit more final (although, are they ever REALLY?). I always find it interesting to look at how other kindergarten teachers structure their days, so maybe some of you readers out there will enjoy checking out mine! This is the first year that I've had a consistent specials time--one of the luxuries of being in a small building this year! I'm really loving having such a consistent daily routine! It's also the first year I've been able to schedule math in for 30 minutes 4/5 days a week. Horrible, I know, but that's just the way my schedules had worked (not worked) out in the past. I worry about the math program that we'll probably adopt for next year and how I will fit that in. Apparently you need at least 45-60 minutes per day! Yikes! I guess I'm doing 45 minutes now if you combine my calendar time and math time, but it seems a little stressful when we're already supposed to have a 90 minute ELA block for Open Court (which I only have 60 minutes slotted because otherwise, I couldn't fit in math!). When will we fit in science and social studies?? I guess that's a worry for next year though.

Anyway, here's my schedule/plan book:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I'm still here!

Wow! It's been forever and a day since I last posted. My camera is finally fixed and returned, so here is what we were up to for the month of September...

Pete the Cat has been a HUGE hit in our room! We just can't get enough! Be on the lookout for the Pete the Cat: I Love my White Shoes book/CD in the October Seesaw Scholastic (only $7!!); many of my students have ordered one for themselves! Love it!!

We reviewed shapes with this Pete activity inspired by Kindergarten Crayons. They turned out absolutely adorable!
Pete the Cat is Rocking his Shapes!

We made these Petes and graphed the different color shoes. We did the cut and sort sentence and filled in the color of our own school shoes. The graph and sentence are from Deanna Jump's Pete unit, but Pete was my own creation.

Lots and lots of graphing!!

And we reviewed shapes the first week!

These shape monster glyphs from Mrs. Maya's Kinders turned out great! Especially for our first project of the year.