Emergency Lesson Plans – Day 1 7:20 – 7:40 7:20 – 7:40 7:40 – 7:50 Students begin arriving Early arriving students will complete their morning jobs
. Students know what their jobs are. (See JOB CHART – located by the calendar in front of the room). Morning Work Past, Present, Future Sort o Students created past/present/future sorts that are kept at school in their mailboxes for practice. They can get them out and return them to their mailboxes when they are done. Morning Announcements When announcements come on students know to stop what they are working on and listen quietly. After announcements, ask students to quietly return their sorts to their mailboxes. Morning Meeting/Calendar Take attendance o Send attendance with the two messenger students (see JOB CHART) to the office. Complete Morning Meeting & Calendar (details attached) Whole Group Reading Reader’s Theater (details attached) Guided Reading/Stations (details attached) Snack/Story/Laps Weather permitting; take students outside to run the track a few times to help them use up some of their energy. Send students to get their snack from their mailboxes and return to their seats. While the students eat their snack either read them a story (choose any of them from the library), or allow them to talk quietly. Math – Counting to 100 (details attached) Special (M-Library, T-Gym, W-Guidance, Th-Art, F-Art) Remind students who bring their lunch to grab it before leaving for special. Walk them to their special and wait until the resource teacher has them inside the classroom before leaving. If it is Wednesday, the Guidance Counselor will come to the classroom. Lunch Pick the students up from special and bring them straight to lunch Integrated Science/Social Studies Story Read John, Paul, George, & Ben, by Lane Smith Social Studies (details attached) George Washington Toilet Paper Roll Doll Writing
7:50 – 8:00
8:00 – 8:30
8:30 – 9:00 9:00 – 10:00 10:00 – 10:15
10:15 – 11:15 11:15 – 11:45
11:45 – 12:15 12:15 – 12:30 12:30 – 1:00 1:00 – 1:30
1:30 – 2:00 2:00 – 2:05
Students will write 3 sentences about George Washington to go with their doll
2:05 – 2:40
Recess Take student’s daily calendars outside with you and put a red, yellow, or green dot on the day to show parents. Dismissal Have the students pack up and then stack their chairs at the front of the room. They can sit on the carpet until they are called for dismissal. Bus Duty Report to the cafeteria to help with bus duty until 2:40
Morning Meeting/Calendar (8:00 – 8:30) 8:00 – 8:15 Fill in the laminated poster “Calendar Helper.” (Day, Month, Year, Season, etc.) o Chose volunteers to supply the answers to you. Sing the weather song. o Ask for a volunteer to lead the class in singing (there will be plenty of volunteers). o Send a student to peek out the window. Have them describe the weather. o Fill in the weather graph Count the days in school. o Add a straw to the ones pocket of the place value pocket chart. o Count the bundles in each place value pocket out-loud. 8:15 – 8:30 Read aloud. o Choose a story from the “Calendar” story basket (located under the big chair on the carpet). o Point out the title, author, illustrator, cover, etc. o Ask students to make predictions along the way.
Whole Group Reading – Reader’s Theater (8:30 – 9:00) 8:30 – 8:45 Pass out basal reading textbooks. Listen to the story John, the Mighty Lion, on page 75. o The CD is in the basket of necessary materials – Track 5 8:45 – 9:00 Read the same story aloud as a class in “Reader’s Theater” style (like a play). Assign the students parts randomly (you may have to read some of the parts). The students have read this story before and liked it a lot so this should be fun!
Guided Reading/Stations (9:00 – 10:00) 9:00 – 10:00 Students will split up into stations based upon their reading group. These are 15 minute rotations. At 9:15, 9:30, and 10:45, ring the bell (on the kidney-shaped table) to signal to the students that they should move to the next station. **They do this every day and know the drill. Stations: o Writing station – Squiggles Tell students they are to complete a Squiggle at the writing station. This is a white sheet of paper with a wiggly line on it. Students use crayons or markers to make the line into something else. Then they should write 3 sentences describing it. o Computer station
Students may work on Starfall.com
o Games/Toolkit station In the student library there are lots of “toolkit games.” The students are familiar with all of them and often play in teams. Remind the students to use their quiet voices when in this station. o Guided Reading Each group will spend 15 minutes with you. First, ask them “W” questions about John, the Mighty Lion. Who, what, when where, why?
Next, read a little book – each reading group has a color coded bin behind the kidney-shaped table; you can choose a book from those bins. Read each line, and then have the students echo the line back to you. After completing the book once, choral read it with the students again (the students will read aloud at the same time as you), if time permits.
Math – Counting to 100 (10:15 – 11:15) 10:15 – 10:30 Ask students to get out their poetry journals and turn to the poem, “100 is a lot!” Sing the poem a couple of times. o Once together as a class o Two more times, two tables at a time. You can tell them you can’t wait to hear which group will sing it best! (Give lots of praise for both groups).
10:30 – 11:00 Give each table a bucket of connecting blocks (unifix cubes). Ask each person to make a stack of 10 blocks Count a stack together as a class. Ask the tables to make 10 stacks total (10 stacks per table). Walk around while the students are making their stacks and make sure their stacks have 10 blocks in them. When the tables have 10 stacks each, talk about how they can count by 10s using the blocks. Practice this as a class, and then let them practice with the students at their tables.
11:00 – 11:15 Have the students sit in circle on the carpet Count to 100 going around the circle. Pass a stuffed animal or ball around as you count (it will help keep them focused).
Social Studies (12:30 – 1:00) Pass out materials for George Washington toiler paper roll doll Students should color the pieces before cutting them out. Walk around and help them attach the head and arms to the toilet paper roll.
Writing (1:00 – 1:30) Have the students write 3 important facts about George Washington on a piece of paper to go with their George Washington doll.