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7:50-8:25     Morning Work:  During this time, students work on writing activities, handwriting, math work, etc.  The activity during this time varies from day to day.
8:25-9:25     Reading:  Small Group:  The students have been divided into groups based upon individual needs.   All lessons are differentiated to meet the needs of each individual need.  Each reading group works on  reading fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, phonics activities, editing sentences, using high frequency words in sentence, and letter sounds, and phonemic awareness activities such as blending the sounds together to make words, etc.  Mrs. Smith, Mrs. June, Mrs. Patty (Interventionist) and  Miss Dauvi's (High School Student Tutor) will all be working with the students in literacy groups.  As you can see, a lot goes on in small groups.
9:35-9:45  Large Group Reading:   The students build background knowledge for the story that we are going to be working on, learn songs with initial sounds, learn new vocabulary words, learn new sight words, etc.  
9:45-10:15   Computer  Lab:  
Students work on a program called Earobics.  In this program, students try to complete all levels of this program.  This program has several different games.  Each game has specific skills that it targets.  The games and skills are as followed:  1.  Karloon's Balloons:  Includes Skills such as Auditory Attention, Auditory Short-term Memory, Auditory Sequential Memory, Auditory Performance with Competing Signals, Auditory and Phoneme Discrimination, Auditory Identification, Phoneme Identification, Sound-Symbol Correspondence,and Following Oral Directions.   2.   C C Coal Car includes  Skills - Phoneme Discrimination, Phoneme Identification, Phonological Sequencing, Sound-Symbol Correspondence, Comprehension, Following Oral Directions. 3.  Rap-a-Tap-Tap includes skills:  phonological segmentation, Auditory Short-term Memory, Auditory Resolution and following oral directions.  4.  Caterpillar Connection includes Phonological Blending, Auditory Attention, Auditory Short-term Memory, Auditory Sequential Memory, and following oral directions.  5.  Rhyme Time includes skills - rhyming, auditory attention, auditory short-term memory, auditory sequential memory, auditory performance with competing signals, comprehension, and following directions.  6.  Basket Full of Eggs includes skills: auditory and phoneme attention, auditory short-term memory, auditory sequential memory, auditory pattern recognition, and ordering.   Besides Earobics, students work with the Writing to Read program where the students listen and learn the letter sounds, blend the sounds together to form new words and then type stories using the new words. 
 10:15-11:15 Mathematics:  During math, students learn to identify numerals, matching numerals to sets of objects, identifying shapes, coins, coin values, telling time on the hour and half hour, counting to 100 by 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's, determining odd and even numbers, patterning, measurement, weighing, adding and subtracting.  We have used several You Tube videos to help with adding songs to our learning.  When you add music, learning is so much more fun and the students retain more information.  Some of the class favorites math videos on You Tube are: "Money, Money, Money", Coins in my hands",  "Money Song", and "Whatcha' Gonna' Do?  Counting by 2's, 5's, 10's," .     
11:45-12:45  Special Area Classes
                        Monday:  Music & Library
                        Tuesday:  PE & Guidance                                                    
                        Wednesday:  Music Library  (Book check in day)                         
                        Thursday:  PE & Guidance
                        Friday:  Every other Friday, we switch  
                        Creative Creations/Library and on the other Friday, 
                        we have PE/Classroom Instructional activities
12:45-2:00    Large Group Instruction
      During this time, we do more with our literature activity including reading for enjoyment, predicting, concepts of print, compare/contrast, etc.  We also spend a lot of time during this time doing math activities as well using hands on learning and math manipulative's
2:00-2:30     Literacy Centers
Students are divided up into small groups.  The students rotate daily to a different literacy center.  Centers include:  Word Work, Writing, Science/Social Studies, Math, and other instructional games.
2:30-3:00    Culminating Activities
Review the days activities
  • Accelerated Reader
    All of the students in the classroom will be encouraged to participate in the Accelerated Reader program.  The students read an Accelerated Reader (AR) book and then they take a computerized comprehension test over the story in the classroom.  All AR books are identified on the spine of the book with either the letters AR or with a smiling face sticker.  The books also tell the level the book is such as RL 1.3.  This means that this book would be a book for someone that is reading as if they were in the 3rd month of 1st grade.  For students who are just beginning AR, I am encouraging them to read the book 2-3 times with an adult before taking the test.  Also if the child has difficulty reading 5 or more words, they need to try to read another book with a level that is not as high.  Each AR test that the student are taking currently are worth 1/2 point.  As long as the students get at least 3 out of the 5 questions correct, they get credit.  Keep reading!!!   
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