I am so excited to guest posting for Ashley! I am so happy for her to have her husband home! I remember the day my sister’s US Navy ship returned from the war in Iraq! I might or might not have cried…and I definitely knocked people over when I spotted her in the crowd!
I have been racking my brain for something to blog about and I keep coming up blank. Finally, I decided to share a little about my daily kindergarten routine! I hope you find some inspiration or ideas from my post…or at least get a chuckle!
I thought about just talking all about myself… because I love me! hehe I love my iPad…smelly markers…bright colors…laughing…sarcasm…clip art (I am addicted!) and GLITTER! If it’s sparkly, I am all over it! But I thought I would at least give you something education related…
Anyone who walks by my classroom probably thinks it’s chaos…but it’s organized chaos…at least in my mind it is organized!
7:45-8:00 arrival with breakfast in the classroom (NOT A FAN!)
8:00-8:10-Journal writing (students write their name and date and draw a picture. As the year progresses, we add in writing words and eventually sentences!)
8:10-8:30-Morning Meeting! If you need morning meeting ideas, check out my blog! I LOVE morning meeting. A lot!
8:30-10:10 Literacy block
- letters and sounds
- Poem (shared reading)
- emergent reader (shared reading
- sight words (even though they’re considered bad in my school…yes sight words bad…yeah I know! And I keep teaching them! I am a rebel…or a trouble maker!)
- read aloud/comprehension (I use a lot of thinking maps in my classroom!)
- phonics/phonemic awareness (I love love love picture sorts! I am THE KING OF PICTURE SORTS! At least in my own special reality I am…)
- guided reading/centers