I wanna do a couple of things here
1 - Share some exciting news
2 - Show you what the E-Z class timetable looks like (check out TGIF's blog to link up)
First off!!! WOW am I sore! Sorry this is really not school related - if you don't care for it, you can skip down!
I DID MY FIRST 1/4 MARATHON TODAY!!!!!
Can someone say accomplishment!?! I am soooooo not athletic. I HATE running/walking. BUT I need to do it. I have been injured for most of the last 18 months, so even getting out there and finishing was huge for me. BUT I did it! Totally slow time of 2:13 (ish) but I'm proud none the less. A group of awesome teachers from my school did it with me - go us!! And now I have a blister the size of Africa on my heel...
|I'm not the most photogenic - but here is proof!! haha|
|At the start|
|Halfway through - at the turning point|
|At the end!! I finished!!!|
I saw a crazy timetable on someone's blog and I was like "SERIOUSLY?" your school makes you sort your day into minute slots! That's crazy talk. So here is my schedule! (My kids do get maths, but Mrs Z teaches that, and we swap groups at that time.)
I don't have time to make a cute graphic sorry - bear with me!
9am - school starts. Admin things (attendance, money, lunch orders etc) Kids are doing morning work/silent reading.
9:15-10:20 - Literacy. I have to fit in guided reading, writing, and everything else into this time.'
10:20-10:40 - Fruit/fitness/plenary. Our school gets extra funding from the government to have the Fruit in Schools programme. Every child, and staff member, gets a piece of fruit every day! And then we do fitness - depending on the time of year will depend on what this is. Right now - skipping.
10:40 - Morning tea (kids get free time outside to play)
11 - Swap classes, teach the same thing as morning block, including 15minutes of silent reading.
12:20 - plenary
12:30 - lunch eating
12:45 - Tuesday/thursday - our kids have organised lunchtime sports. Other days they have free time. I have 2 lunch time duties (timeout, and year book)
1:30- 2:50 Changes every day.
Monday - school assembly then fortnightly team assembly. Other weeks, just class inquiry
Tuesday (the first two blocks are a bit mixed up because we have The First Tee programme this term, so it is a literacy block)
Wednesday - Nga Toi - This means "The Arts" in Te Reo Maori. Kids get to choose which arts they want to be in.
Thursday - inquiry
2:50 - Plenary/pack up/a game if time
3pm - Hometime.
Teachers have to stay til 330, and Monday/Tuesday afternoons there is a meeting.
Fridays - The times are the same, but we have reflection/testing in the first block, computers/library in the second block, and art/inquiry in the 3rd.
Wow - and then there are ALWAYS interruptions that come in, so things get shuffled around.
What does your timetable look like?
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