Here's what my daily schedule looks like...
8:45-9:00 -> Morning Meeting - Chit Chat message (modelled after Deanna Jump), alphabet song, sight word identification
9:00-9:20 -> Writers' Workshop - I always start this time with a story pertaining to what we are doing. We do either printing practice or journal writing. My students will either complete a printing page (alphabetically, one letter per week) or write a journal entry about a particular theme/unit of study.
9:20-10:00 -> (Mon/Tue) Morning ABC Baskets (I got this idea this last year from Julie Lee and it works great!) - students must complete their Morning ABC Basket. They rotate through these each day so by the end of the week they will have completed them all. These activities are those that you can find in my TpT units. Some activities the students must turn in at the Finished Work Basket. Other activities are games revolving around sight word identification, letter/sound recognition, building CVC words, creating simple sentences, etc. I explain each basket to the whole class at the beginning of the week before I let them complete the activities with their groups. I use this time to work with my students who need more help reviewing a specific concept, who are unable to complete a journal on their own, or who just need reinforcement when it comes to letters and sounds!
10:00-10:20 -> snack
2:40-3:00 -> DPA (Daily Physical Activity) on Mon.&Tue. DPA is mandatory each day (when students don't get Phys. Ed.). I usually play different CDs that allow students to get up and move or we play games outdoors (like Duck Duck Goose). On the days when students have Phys. Ed we will play Bingo, a sight word game, read a story, etc. There is always something fun to do as a closing activity at the end of the day!
3:00-3:20 -> get ready for dismissal (yes, it takes this long, more so in the w
So there you have it! Phew! A very full day but we manage to get it all done (well, most of the time!).
I just updated it for the 2012-2013 school year.
(Yes, I put A LOT of stuff into that packet!)