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Monday, August 8, 2011

Crew News August 8, 2011

Drum Circle
So many new and exciting things happened today that I can't write about all of them. So I will pick one and save the rest for other days this week. My pick for today --- we had our first drum circle. We had some sixth graders come in to facilitate our circle. They got us off to a great start. We had lots of volunteers from our crew to lead us in different rhythms. We will have a drum circle as part of our morning meeting every Monday. Pictures are below.








Our Daily Schedule

 Here is a peek at our daily schedule. It is not exact here at the beginning of the year. We have to ease into it. We have many more unscheduled breaks and activities during our day now that aren't listed. Once we all get back into a school routine our schedule will slowly begin to look more like this. You are welcome to drop in and visit any time - no appointment needed. Kerry, our crew parent, will be getting in touch with those of you who indicated that you would like to volunteer in the classroom.

Monday, Tuesday, Friday
8:30 – 8:40 Get Settled – Backpacks Away, Homework, Lunch Choice, Attendance
8:40 – 9:00 Morning Meeting
9:00 – 9:20 Reading Focus Lesson
9:20 – 9:50 Independent Reading
9:50 – 10:35 Literacy Centers/Guided Reading
10:35 – 10:45 Interactive Writing
10:45 – 11:05 Phonics, Handwriting
11:05 – 11:45 Lunch and Recess
11:45 – 12:35 I.A. (Integrated Arts)
12:35 – 12:40 Homework Folders to Backpacks
12:40 – 2:05 Math
2:05 – 2:25 Snack & Recess
2:25 – 3:00 Expedition
3:00 – 3:50 Writer’s Workshop
3:50 – 4:00 Closing Circle
Clean Up

Wednesday
8:30 – 8:40 Get Settled – Backpacks Away, Homework, Lunch Choice, Attendance
8:40 – 9:00 Morning Meeting
9:00 – 9:20 Reading Focus Lesson
9:20 – 9:50 Independent Reading
9:50 – 10:35 Literacy Centers/Guided Reading
10:35 – 10:45 Interactive Writing
10:45 – 11:05 Phonics, Handwriting
11:10 – 11:45 Lunch and Recess
11:45 – 11:50 Take Homework Folders to Backpacks
11:50 – 12:50 Math or Writer’s Workshop
12:50 – 1:00 Closing Circle
Clean Up

Thursday
8:30 – 8:40 Get Settled – Backpacks Away, Homework, Lunch Choice, Attendance
8:40 – 9:00 Morning Meeting
9:00 – 9:20 Reading Focus Lesson
9:20 – 9:40 Independent Reading
9:40 – 10:25 Literacy Centers/Guided Reading
10:25 – 11:05 Library
11:05 – 11:45 Lunch and Recess
11:45 – 12:35 I.A. (Integrated Arts)
12:35 – 12:40 Homework Folders to Backpacks
12:40 – 2:05 Math
2:05 – 2:25 Snack & Recess
2:25 – 3:00 Adventure Education/Expedition
3:00 – 3:50 Writer’s Workshop
3:50 – 4:00 Closing Circle
Clean Up

2 comments:

  1. Where did you get your drums? LOVE your idea!!

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  2. Whitney,

    The drums are a whole school project/activity. The students make their own drums in Art class when they are in Kindergarten. The drums then move with each student as they go through our school and they add artwork to it each year. They take the drums with them when the "graduate" from our school. It is a great piece to remind them of their years at our school.
    Jill

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