A Day in the Life of a Room 109 Student
Partner Reading is a part of Choice Reading in the morning.

This was written by 2012's children, but you will still find value in reading it.  Just remember that the schedule has changed. I've tweaked a few things to remain current! (9-26-16)


I wait outside until the 9:25 bell rings.  Ms. Lyga Jones opens the door.  “Come on in,” she says in

Choice Reading with a partner...and a Book Buddy, too!
a nice, quiet voice.  I put my folder in the Golden Folder Holder, hang up my backpack and put my lunchbox on the silver bench below my backpack.  Next, I do Choice Reading or Choice Work.  This is when I can read a book at any level or work on any work I need to get done.  I might Partner Read the book with someone. Then, Ms. Lyga Jones rings a bell,
Partner Researching is part of Choice Reading.
and we all say “Good Morning” to each other.  Then we stand around the back table and greet each other at Morning Meeting.  We use the microphone to greet the person to our left and right.

After that, we move over to the front meeting area for Calendar Math.  Next, I have Social Skills, Phonics or Grammar until we go to Specialist. 


Then we come back and have Science or Social Studies.  Then we have Readers’ Workshop.  We have reading groups. I take out my Reading Response Journal and read books at my level.  I write down the titles of books I read.  I look at the Reading Workshop schedule to see what I have to do today.  I might see my teacher or Mr. Washington. 

I rotate three times.  It’s fun!  Finally, Ms. Lyga Jones rings the bell, and it’s time for Lunch.  After Lunch, we put away our work and head out for Recess.

We come in and have Writers’ Workshop and Science, and we combine them sometimes.  We might also have bullying stuff or Social Studies or Health. 

Then we have

Life Science includes many writing opportunities.
Math Groups.  We rotate 3 times.  I work with my teacher, work alone at my seat on my work, and work on the ipad or math games with Ms. Sandy.

On Fridays, we have STEAM!  STEAM stands for Scienc, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Technology.  We get STEAM time when we turn in all our work and pass Inspection.  Inspection is when our desks have
Science Field trips
to be as neat as can be. 

Then, Get Ready Routine.  This is when we get our mail, put it in our folders, and then put that in our backpacks.  We all sit down, make sure the room is picked up and then line up in order and leave.  Ms. Linda will take us out because it’s hard for Ms. Lyga Jones to walk fast and far.  She usually stands by Door
2 or helps out another teacher.

Now you know how my day starts and ends and everything in between.  It’s fun!

Teacher’s Note: The students really loved sharing their day.  I hope this helps you to understand some of the terms and routines that I have worked hard to establish with your child.