MY BUSY 2ND GRADE SCHEDULE!

I am a 2nd grade teacher in a 3 section, Title I school with a class of 21 students:  11 boys and 10 girls.  (Yes, I know, I am lucky to have such a manageable sized class!)  I am often asked about my 2nd grade schedule so here is what my daily schedule looks like:

 In my school district we work hard to follow the Response to Intervention (RTI) model.  The RTI model is a  multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. Students are placed in tiers according to their performance through common formative assessments (CFA’s) and universal screenings.  Progress is closely monitored and groups are flexible.  I like this structure of teaching/learning because all students are being challenged AT THEIR LEVEL every day in a small group setting for both math and reading.  We use all of our para professionals and interventionists to help with our tier instruction time.
CORE VS. TIER READING:

My entire reading block is 135 minutes.  100 minutes are spent on core reading and 35 minutes are spent on tier reading.  During my core reading block my students receive a balanced literacy approach to instruction.  You can see how this is structured from the image above in the core reading block part of my schedule.  During my tier reading instruction, my students are put into four different groups and it is there that they receive instruction with the primary focus of reading comprehension and fluency.  I will also do more explaining in the video you see below.

CORE VS. TIER MATH:

Math is my favorite subject to teach!  My students receive 90 minutes of math instruction.  60 minutes are spent in core math and 30 minutes are spent in tier math.  My tier math groups are ran similar to my tier reading groups.  I have one para and two interventionists.  I do the lesson planning for the para.  The content that is covered during our tier math groups would be the core math lesson skill from the previous day.  This is our first year of this type of structure and I am loving it.  I really feel like I am able to differentiate and reach all the varying levels of learners in my classroom.  Take a look at my video below to get a closer look at how I organize my math resources!

 

16 Comments

    • Angie Olson

      I couldn't agree with you any more! Love ya girl! #2getherwearebetter

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  1. Mary

    Thank you for highlighting schedules! I love seeing how other teachers manage their time and curriculum during the day. I teach students with emotional and behavior disorders, so my schedule is quite different, I have a behavior specialist that teaches coping and social skills for 2 hours during the day. I really like how you explained your organization and materials. I'm getting great ideas from all the bloggers for my set up next year!

    Mary
    Teaching Special Kids

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    • Angie Olson

      Hey Mary! Thanks for linking up with us and for leaving me some feedback! Glad you could join us and learn a few things along the way!

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  2. Mrs. Carlson's 2nd Grade Class

    Thank you for sharing your schedule. It is interesting to see other teachers' schedules look like. I am also a little bit jealous of the support you have from other staff. I would love to know more about how you are using enVision. We started it this year and I strongly dislike and find it unmanageable. I hate the booklets sitting on my shelf and trying to figure out if I can use one booklet for a lesson. Most of the booklets are still sitting on the shelf and we are 3/4ths through our year. What do you do with the booklets you don't use?

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    • Angie Olson

      Hmmm…not sure what you are referring to when you say booklets? Do you mean the colored folded worksheet/practice activities? I'm thinking that I'm going to have to write a blog post because there are a lot of Envision people out there that are not fond of the curriculum. I will say that I supplement A LOT!

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  3. Allison Stuckey

    Thank you for asking me to be a part of this. I agree, TOGETHER WE ARE ALLLLLLL BETTER! 🙂 I haven't read many of the posts yet, but so far everyone mentions using your interactive notebooks! Everything about you, your blog, your classroom, and your work is just so wonderful! Can't wait for July! I'm joining in on the fun of Vegas this year and so glad that I am! 🙂 Thanks again!

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    • Angie Olson

      Well, aren't you just a doll! Allison, you are seriously so sweet. We are so glad that you have linked up and joined us. You have been a rockstar promoter of this linky too! I'm sooooo looking forward to July and hanging out with you! WE MUST FINALLY MEET!

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    • Angie Olson

      Awwww, you are so very welcome Melissa and thank you for being so quick and on board for linking up with us too! Will you be in Vegas this summer? I'd LOVE to meet you! I have heard so many nice things about you!

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  4. C Hath

    Love this! I wish I could spend that much time on math, but since we bump students up we have to keep to our one hour math block!! I'm hoping next year we'll be able to spend more time on math! I have it in the works!! <3 you friend! #2getherwearebetter

    Mrs. 3rd Grade 

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    • Angie Olson

      I <3 YOU TOO! Yes, I love teaching math and really enjoy that we have 90 minutes to do this! Math is definitely my favorite subject to teach! I am looking forward to hanging out with you in Vegas again! #isitjulyyet

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  5. Casey Crumbley

    This is such an interesting topic! I am learning so much through this LINKY and I agree #2getherwearebetter

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    • Angie Olson

      Yay! I'm so glad that you feel this way! We knew that it would be a topic that others would LOVE. I know that I love reading about this myself! Thanks for reading my blog post and leaving feedback. I LOVE hearing from other teachers!!!

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  6. Sarah Paul

    Awesome post! Thank you so much for the videos! You are amazing!

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  7. Allen jeley

    I see your study schedule and its help him a lot and this article tell us how to mannge your study time and playing time in a day thanks for share it linkedin writing services .

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