Happy Thursday! Today I'm going to talk with y'all about what a typical week looks like for me. This was a question that several of y'all asked in response to my 1st grade period pacing guide post. If you haven't read that post, keep in mind:
{I am departmentalized. I teach Reading and Language Arts}
{I have 3 classes a day, as well as an enrichment class, which is made up of my homeroom class}
{Each of my classes last around an hour and 15 minutes.}

So before we get into a typical week, let's talk about what a typical day in 5th grade looks like. If you would like for me to post about what usually happens within a class period, let me know and I can share all about Status of the class, Quick Book Shares, and other routine activities!

7:45- School starts; morning announcements
7:50- PE! Yep, don't you love that first thing planning period! Which means I don't get another break ALL DAY LONG!
8:40 to 10:00-1st class. We usually don't get started until around 8:50 because everyone goes to get water and bathroom and change shoes once they get back from PE
10:00 to 10:40- enrichment. This is where my homeroom does the majority of their independent reading
10:40 to 11:05- Beginning of 2nd class. We go to lunch at 11:05 and then have the remainder of 2nd class after lunch.
11:45 to 1:00- remainder of 2nd class
1:00 to 2:20- 3rd class
2:25-2:40- Break/snack
2:45ish- Leave for buses

Like I said in an earlier post, I LOVE teaching only reading and language arts, but time is such a problem! I know it would be if I was self contained, but it was nice being able to spend more time on one subject if you needed to at some point throughout the day. Once that class period is over, those kids leave and I don't see them until the next day! And I always have to make sure I don't get too far ahead with one class or too far behind with the other. I still prefer teaching only one subject though! This way, I am able to plan a lot better. 

Okay, so let's talk weekly! This is going to be a little different than what I did last year because I'm doing a 10 day vocabulary cycle as opposed to 5 day (if you haven't read Word Nerds, do so now!). I feel like it will basically be the same though.

Monday- Read anchor text, introduce vocabulary, introduce comprehension skill/strategy
Tuesday- Vocabulary activities- practice using words in context!
Wednesday- Language Arts Day! We still doing a close read or other type of comprehension practice on this day, but the major focus on Wednesday is Language Arts
Thursday- Take Comp Check, Vocabulary Practice, Comprehension activity
Friday- Language Arts test, Spelling test, (every other Friday) vocabulary test, Reading Response letter due, Independent Reading after all that!

These are just the focus points of each day. Sometimes we might be in the middle of a bigger collaborative group project that may take up some time and the schedule has to adjust accordingly, but that's the major focuses each day. 

I'm sorry for the complete lack of pictures in this post. I wanted to share this info for those of you who asked. I haven't been back to work in my classroom this week, so I have no updates for y'all either. I'm just slacking, aren't I? :) I'm planning on working up there this week and I *hope* to accomplish the majority of the work! I'm kinda falling behind! 

Hope y'all are having a great week! :)
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