I love all things Ashley and Angie! These ladies are AMAZING!! A few weeks ago they had a #2getherwearebetter giveaway, and it was amazing!! Every night they posted a video on their Facebook pages and let us into their lives! Then they had a $1 deal every day for us, and then had an AMAZING giveaway!
Did I say, they are also the kindest, sweetest ladies EVER!! Ashley was one of the first bloggers that I started following, and buying things from! She was one of the only people I had talked to about being in Vegas last summer, and I was so excited that she was rooming with Angie and that I was able to meet Angie and hang out with her for a little bit too!!
I am so excited that they will both be in Vegas again this summer, and that I will be able to spend MORE time with them this summer since I will be attending the TPT conference!! YES!! #tptvegas2015 #isitjulyyet
I was EVEN more excited when I heard about their amazing blog linky party! I knew that I had to join forces with them, because they are so right #2getherwearebetter. I shared here about how happy I am that I have the opportunity to share with all of these amazing teachers!
I know, you might be asking why are we talking about schedules at the end of the year? But this makes me so excited because I love working on my schedule over the summer and trying to iron things out! I love trying to figure out how I am going to do things, where I am going to fit it in, and starting to get ahead!! I have big plans for the summer, and seeing everyone's schedules are totally going to help with that!!
Here is a copy of my schedule that I send home with my parents.
Our parents like knowing where their child is at all times, so we have to give very detailed schedules. I also know that I am very blessed with the amount of specials I have. All the times in green are when my kids are with other teachers, so those are our prep times. Now, before you think I have a lot of free time, I go to recess with my kids every day, eat lunch with my kids every day, and wait with them after school until 3:15 for pick up.
I know I am blessed with many specials, but I do miss eating lunch with adults or even having a free moment to use the restroom! Luckily we take turns, and I love the relationship that I am able to build with my students, and fourth grade students during this time.
Okay, so here is a little more look into my day!!
Religion - I LOVE teaching religion! We teach it four days a week, and have chapel on Wednesdays! I have started creating my own interactive notebooks so that way my students and I can dive into the bible a little more!! Right now we are workmen on our Easter notebook!
On Thursdays we do our Thankful Cards, and I LOVE THEM!! The kids have a great variety of cards so far, and at the end of the year they'll have a great take home of what they've been thankful for this year!
Math - I use many, many, many different resources for math! My school uses the Saxon textbook, but I don't teach from it. I use the lessons to help me pick my centers for the week. We also use it for our nightly homework, and weekly tests.
I have many sets of math task cards in my own store that I use, but of course I use Angie's interactive notebooks too!! They are awesome and my kids love them! We use them as a tool to reinforce the skills we've gone over.
Language Arts - During my language arts block I use a Daily 5 model. I LOVE it! I was lucky enough to attend a Daily 5 conference back in 2013 and it changed the way I teach!
I love being able to read aloud to my kids every day, and we spend a lot of time looking at different texts. We read a variety of picture books, and a variety of chapter books. Our favorites have been The Book With No Pictures, Gossamer, and The Twits.
We have used a variety of tools to keep tracking of our reading and reading strategies. I love these reading response sheets from Ashley!!
We work on our spelling during this time too, and we use lots of different ways to practice our spelling and vocabulary words. I use the sight words in the beginning of the year, and then make my lists based on spelling rules. I also keep track of the words that my students have misspelled, and retest them on these words.
For my science and social studies units I go more in depth so I expand outside of my book! I also make supplemental materials to go with my textbooks.
I have created both a life science and changes in technology notebook! It was a fun way for us to practice and make sure we knew the material before we took our tests.
Thank you so much for checking out my schedule, and I hope that you were able to get some new ideas! I can't wait to start working on next year's schedule! Hopefully it will have BIG changes coming to it!
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