A Shining Star Day
Arrival and Morning Routines
*Welcome at the door
*Independent Routines: put chairs down; unpack backpack at desk; return home folders, notes, lunch count; put coat and lunch box in backpack; hang backpack on chair and begin jobs and morning activities

​Class Meeting
Major Focus: Set the tone for respectful learning and establish a climate of trust.
*Greeting, Sharing, Group Activity, Flag Salute, Calendar Routines
*We read one chapter from our current read aloud. Children engage in accountable talk during our read aloud.

Math Workshop
*enVision mathematics program by Scott Foresman- Addison Wesley
*TERC Investigations
*Problem Solving
*Math in Literature

Writing Workshop
Major Focus: Building fluency in writing; Employing the writing process; Refining and applying knowledge of phonics; Building confidence as a writer

Word Study and Penmanship
Major Focus: Enabling children to read, spell and use high frequency words correctly; Establishing the patterns necessary for decoding and spelling; Direct instruction of the correct formation of letters beginning with lower case a

20 minutes of eating followed by 20 minutes or recess

Monday & Wednesday- PE
Tuesday and Thursday- MUSIC
Friday- MEDIA

Bathroom Break
*5 minute bathroom break for the whole class after lunch

Shared Reading
Major Focus: Building comprehension and fluency with reading. Exposing children to a wide range of literature

Independent Reading
Major Focus: Building fluency as a reader; Allowing children to work with text most appropriate to their own reading levels; Building confidence in students as readers; Group work in Literacy Circles

Snack and Recess

Inquiry Based Science and Social Studies- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Special- Tuesday- ART

Pack up and Dismissal