Kindergarten & the Half Day Marathon

Yes! We teach 1/2 Day Kindergarten. 
(Lyndsey in Utah has 30 students per session)
(Kathy & Kathleen in Idaho have 22-23 students per session)


**We have the same standards as states with full day schedules, and only 3 hours a day to compact our curriculum.


We have found that proper usage of ourselves, available aides and parent volunteers must be strategic. That is why we use scripted lessons (See units & activities at our TPT store). These lessons have clearly stated objectives, are fast paced, fun, and based on brain, reading, and early childhood research. 




Here is a peek at our daily schedules:



Kathy’s Schedule
8:20-8:30 and 11:55-12:10
Come in and Read (Short Literacy Activities/Name Tickets) (M/Tu/TH)
8:20-8:40 Specials: LIBRARY (W) PE (F) 
          -Opening and Math are cut to 15 minutes on these days
8:30-8:55 and 12:10-12:30
Opening Activities
Calendar
Morning Message
Singlish Activity
8:55-9:15 and 12:30-12:50
Shared Reading
9:15-9:25 and 12:50-1:00
*RECESS HERE FOR 10 MINUTES ONLY IF OTHER ACTIVITIES GO SHORT OR THE WEATHER IS TOO GOOD TO PASS UP! :) 
-----------Yes, we do our own recess.
9:25-9:50 and 1:00-1:20
9:50- 11:10 and 1:25-2:45
Learning Centers
1- Guided Reading (T/TH) Guided Writing (W/F)
2- Phonics Lesson/ Phonemic Awareness Lesson (Title 1 Aide #1 (Tu/W/Th)
3- Phonics Lesson/ Phonemic Awareness Lesson (Title 1 Aide #2 (Tu/W/F)
4- Math Lesson (Parent Volunteer Tu/Th) Rotational Choice from below (W/F)
5- Rotates between: Art/Dramatic Play/Listening Center/Sensory/Science Journals/ Writing/Alphabet Manipulatives/Toys/ Leap    Pads/Handwriting/Puzzles/Reading Room/Writing Room/Math/MORE!
6- SNACK /Computer


My Centers Today...

Recording informations from nonfiction books at the Science Center


Starfall at the Computer Center


Digging for Alphabet Letters at the Sensory Table


Playing Bug a Boo at the Math Center


Painting a Bug at the Art Center


Building Letters with the Title 1 Aide





Lyndsey’s Schedule
9:00-9:30 and 12:40-1:10
Opening Procedures
Calendar
Math
9:30-9:50 and 1:10-1:30
Shared Reading
9:50-10:15 and 1:45-2:00
Phonics/Handwriting
10:15-10:30 and 1:30 -1:45
Recess
10:30-12:00 and 2:00-3:30
Learning Centers (Particulars Same as Kathy's)