Thursday, 24 January 2013
Team Teaching Tuesday
I am linking up with Stephanie at Falling into First for her Team Teaching Tuesday linky. I love to see how other people structure their day and the differences and similarities in timetables. This year I don't have a class so I am going to share what my day would look like las tyear in my 2/3 class
9:20- Morning Assembly: the whole school assembles to get messages from teachers, principal or student council. This usually takes 5-10 minutes.
9:30- 10:30 After we mark the roll (or take attendance) I quickly go over anything important, collect notes (if needed), then we start our Literacy block. Last year I started Daily 5 and CAFE so I would start the day with a book and a focus strategy. On Mondays I liked to do a lot of whole group instruction to introduce the focus concepts for the week in handwriting, spelling, grammar, reading and writing. All other days were dedicated to Daily 5 and CAFE.
10:30 - 10:40- Fruit snack time. All students were encouraged to bring fruit for a snack, if they didn't have any we usually provided them with some.
10:40- 11:20- Literacy block continued
11:20 - 11:40- Recess
11:40 - 1:10- This was my Maths block and we would always start with 10 minutes math mentals. I like to have a different focus everyday, you can read about them here. Then we would play a 10 minute game with a concept focus, which after sometime I merged into my Maths tubs. Then we would have whole group instruction and after I would work with groups . In the last 20 minutes all my kiddos would do activities from maths tubs, these included activities that covered every strand in the curriculum.
1:10- 1:25- Lunch, students were supervised eating lunch in the classroom
1:25 - 2:05-Playtime and playground duty if I had it (4 duties every week)
2:05 - 3:15- My afternoons were usually when I would do other subjects such as Science, Arts, Health and P.E and Music. My Social Studies was covered by the library teacher during my Non contact time which was on Tuesdays.
We don't have "specials" in Australia, it can be done differently in different states. In QLD the students got to Music and PE once or twice a week and in NSW it is covered by the teachers but you get 2 hrs a week of Non Contact time for planning.
3:20- Hometime , yay! Students who go to the bus are supervised by a teacher on duty, you had bus duty once a term.
I haven't got any pics of our schedule to share with you :( but I think you get the idea.
I would love to hear about your daily timetable so head on over to Stephanie's blog by clicking on the pic above to link up!