Kathleen at Growing Kinders has asked us to share our schedules.
Here is mine!
Writing Work: Every morning, we begin with a page for our journals. I like to tie the topic into the theme (social studies/science) for the week. Over time, writing work includes focused practice in D'Nealian handwriting.
Morning Meeting: We read the morning message, check daily jobs, review the schedule, practice the memory verse, say the pledge, discuss the weekly character trait and pray.
Phonics/Word Work/Literacy Stations/Reading: Our school uses K5 Beginnings for phonics and reading instruction. I believe a balanced approach is best and I supplement the workbook with components from The Daily Five, Growing Readers, Literacy Work Stations, and all of you! "Reading" is dedicated to completing the thirty-two readers that are part of the K5 program, plus activities to foster comprehension.
Math: We have a math workbook, but I am happy to say that I do many of the things in Math Work Stations! I also plan math activities during theme work in the afternoons.
Lunch & Recess: Lunch really begins closer to 11:00, but we need to wash hands, pray, and walk down the long hall!
Rest & Story: No one sleeps--I don't expect them to! Although this looks like a long stretch, gathering (and putting away) blankets/mats and books takes a bit of time. The goal for quiet time is twenty minutes. As the year progresses, this becomes a perfect slot for "reading to self" and "reading to someone". The children are allowed to bring flashlights, too. Fun!
Themes/Social Studies/Science: I use themes to introduce these concepts, changing themes every week/two weeks. On Friday afternoons during theme time, we have a 45-minute center time that we call Friday Fun. The legos, blocks, play-do, and home-living things are brought out of the closet! As a center, I usually do a more time-consuming, theme-related activity with a few children.
Oooh, talking about the daily schedule is making me miss the routine and the kiddos!!