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Classroom Schedule & Upcoming Recess Packet

Hello all!  I hope the Summer is treating you well, or you are on your way to Summer break!  I wanted to take a moment and share my classroom schedule with you.  It's possible that there will be some changes before school starts next year {who doesn't have some kind of change days before school days?}  The following is our Kindergarten schedule:

8:00-8:20 Attendance & Calendar
8:20-8:30 Restroom
8:30-8:50 Shared Reading Block
8:50-9:50 Daily 5/Guided Reading Groups {4 groups-15 minutes each}
9:50-10:30 Writing & Share
10:30-10:40 Restroom
10:40-11:30 Lunch & Restroom

11:30-12:00 Intervention Groups
12:05-1:05 Specials

1:05-1:30 Letter/Word Work

1:30-2:30 Math {whole group & centers} *Snack*

2:30-2:50 Outdoor Movement

2:50-3:15 Pack up & Read Aloud

I would love to hear how your classroom schedule is similar or different!  I find it very intriguing what other schools are up to!  Now, here is what I am currently working on:
Every year on the first day of school we take all of the kiddos on to the playground and give a fabulous demonstration of how to and not play on the equipment.  I know I am guilty of assuming these little guys have done this before, but for so many kids this is their first experience and/or they have never been given proper instruction on how to play the safest way on playground equipment.  In my packet "Tommy" will be teaching the kids all about the playground and how to play safely!

Tomorrow is off to the lake for some fun in the sun!  Have a super weekend!


  1. I can't wait to see your recess packet when it's done! That's a must have for the beginning of the year. :)

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  2. Well we are different for sure! I see all of these blogs with cool schedules and schools that understand Kinder and I am sooo jealous. Here is last year's schedule. We will not know next year's until probably a week before school starts :)
    7:50-8:30 Attendance, unpack, folders, lunch count, morning message (they write it in there notebooks and then we go over it and answer the questions), announcement of jobs of the day
    8:35-8:45 RR
    8:45-9:35 Block/Specials
    9:35-11:15 ELAR (Reading Street, story time, Centers, word work, small groups)
    11:15-12:20 Lunch/Recess
    12:30-1:00 Writing/S.S.
    1:00-2:05 Math/Math workshop (Investigations)
    2:05-3:00 Science and pack up dismiss

    Next year all we know is we have a block schedule: 85 minutes for Math; ELAR and Science/S.S. (two days one week is Science and three days is S.S.; next week is two days S.S> and three days Science); one hour is spent RTI time half for math half for ELAR; S.s. and science can have a writer's workshop.