A Day in the Life of a Room 109 Student
Choice Reading with a partner

This was written by 2012's children as a 1st person narrative in Shared Writing, 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! (2018)

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

she says in 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 a book with someone or write in my Wonder Journal.
Choice Reading with a partner
 Then, Ms. Lyga Jones rings a bell, and we all say “Good Morning”.  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.  We cover the calendar, schedule, days of school , rules, review
Sharing Research
money, share research.

Next, we do a Go Noodle and move into Math.  We have 3 math groups and we rotate.  I see my teacher, use DreamBox, and work independently.  

After that we do a Shared Reading together before we line up and head to Specialist.  This is when we all read a text or poem together following the pointer.  We read the same piece a

few times during the week and also practice some of our skills we are learning.

At 11:25, we go to Specialist until 12:20.

Then we come back and have Story Time (Read Aloud

Lunch is at 12:45.  Then we come back, get ready for recess and go outside.  When we come in we have Snack and Chat.  I love this time to eat and chat with friends!

Next we have reading groups.  I will work with my teacher, read independantly, and work with Ms. Jurgens.  

After reading, we do Go Noodle to get our wiggles out.

Now we work on our phonics skills, practice spelling, and writing.

Next is either Social Studies or Science.

On Fridays, we have STEAM!  STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering,

Science includes many writing opportunities.
Arts, Technology.  We get STEAM time when we turn in all our work and pass Inspection.  Inspection is when our desks have 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. 
STEAM - Building and Testing Vehicles
Mr. AJ will take us out because it’s hard for Ms. Lyga Jones to walk fast and far.

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

Teacher’s Note:   I hope this helps you to understand some of the terms and routines that we have worked to establish with your child.