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Many people have been asking how to implement Kid Writing in a half day kindergarten program.  Here is one possibility:
Sample Daily Schedules for Half-Day Kindergartens
Days that do not involve teacher preparation time include small group mathematics instruction and longer choice time.  All days include intensive emphasis on children's literacy development in the context of authentic reading and writing while also acquiring world knowledge.







Prep Days

8:45 - 8:50  Attendance board sign-in and schedule check

8:50 - 9:40  Writing workshop - guided or independent writing - adult underwriting - mini-lessons - mini-sharing

9:40 - 9:50  Calendar - attendance count & discussion

9:50 - 10:10  Integrated curriculum unit*    Focus on science or social studies 
Teacher large chart writing (KWL)

10:10 - 10:30  Choice time - snacks available but no separate "snack time"

10:30 - 11:15  Prep time (specialist teacher: art, music, gym, etc.) 

11:15 - 11:30  Shared reading - big book (strategies) - poetry charts

11:30 - 11:50  Literature - story discussion or dramatization

11:50  Prepare for dismissal

*May include big book or trade book about topic.  Outdoor play may be substituted for choice time.


Non-Prep Days

8:45 - 8:50  Attendance board sign-in and schedule check

8:50 - 9:40  Writing workshop - guided or independent writing - adult writing - mini-lessons - mini-sharing

9:40 - 9:50  Calendar  attendance count and discussion

9:50 - 10:30  Math manipulatives in small groups

10:30 - 11:00  Choice time

11:00 - 11:20  Integrated curriculum unit*  - Focus on science or social studies -
 Teacher large chart writing (KWL)

11:20 - 11:25  Big book

11:25 - 11:40  Independent reading - baskets of color-coded books

11:40 - 11:50  Literature

11:50  Prepare for dismissal

*May include big book or trade book about topic.  Outdoor play may be substituted for choice time.




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