It’s Day 4 of Blog Hoppin’ Back to School 2014 Teacher Week!
Today is all about schedules. It has been fun to read all about other teachers’ days and how they spend them! Link up and tell us about your day!
Here is a peek into my day. Although I must tell you, our schedule is not finalized yet, because we haven’t started school and things are still changing. Every day things are changing…. I need to embrace change. Is there a song for this? I need a mantra.
I have learned to draft things and never ever print them until RIGHT before school starts! So here is a little draft of my day if school were to start today. (That would be a nightmare, my room looks like hoarders on a shopping spree!)
Please ignore the shadows…. I don’t know what is going on. I need to take photography classes in all of my spare time (haha)
Please note that this is NOT what will be happening right away in September….. if we can make it to lunch I will be happy, and I wish we had a nap time because they will be TIRED. So there will be a lot more breaks/activities and additional free play/inquiry time as the kinders learn all about the room and routines.
In September (and probably a lot longer, maybe the whole year) we will have a small rest time after recess to listen to stories and just relax and regroup.
I need it They need it!
Our school is moving toward being more inquiry based, and we are starting by adjusting our science and social studies times to reflect that. Inquiry block 2 is center time and that structured free play that kinders need and love!
Today I bought some new schedule cards that I’m in love with! They are from Camp Kindergarten. I was all set to make my own, and then I found these! They were so cute and matched my theme that I just bought them right away.
These are the cards that I laminate and put magnets on, and they go at the front of our room to show the daily schedule. Kinders learn quickly what the pictures and words represent and they learn the structure of the day.
Believe me, they learn. They will tell you if one little thing is out of order. Or if you forgot to change the schedule. Or if you skipped something. Or once they had a friend who had a pet that kind of looked like that zebra. You get the picture. 🙂
So what does YOUR day look like? Link up!