Fifteen days in and I'm making an entire schedule overhaul...
1.) We'll be having a PM Meeting instead of a Morning Meeting.
2.) Daily Five will be moving BACK to the morning even though it will be interrupted by a 15-minute recess, three times a week.
3.) Math will be after lunch and calendar will be first thing in the morning.
4.) The pic shows my typical "Wednesday" schedule where we have "Enrichment". This is a time where we have grade-level meetings and the kids go to the gym. The other days, we have our specials from 2:00-2:35. Anyhow, the new schedule will give me "overflow" time if I need more time for math after lunch... and if I don't need the extra time, I'll have 40-minutes a day for science or social studies... did you hear that? The one thing that gets shoved to the side to make way for "more important" things time after time will have a *potential* 40-minutes a day! That means I'll probably get like 25-minutes a day to actually teach some science/ss on a consistent basis! Whoot whoot!
I am excited about the schedule changes... we tried it out today and it went so smoothly! The cards off to the side de-note things we may do if there is time. Ha ha. I just went on and on about science and, yes, that card is off to the side. But only because it's Wednesday's schedule and we have that "Enrichment" time, which is 50-minutes.
I've done reading after lunch for the past two years and have been really wanting it back in the morning. I think having the recess interruption will be OK- especially in the framework of Daily Five.
What are some of your favorite scheduling times for different subjects? Do you have a picture of your schedule to share? That's ok! Link up anyway and share about your day!
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