Weekly Schedule




    While in teacher training, no one discusses the day-to-day realities of dealing with hectic schedules and "fitting it all in." Every school and every classroom will obviously have it's own schedule, so this schedule is just one example of what can occur in a deaf education classroom. On this page, I will provide the weekly schedule of my practicum teacher. As you will note, she has students coming in and out of her classroom all day.

Monday

8:45 a.m.--Students arrive at school but report to the mainstream classroom.

8:50-9:40 a.m.--2nd grade spelling--introduce new words, spelling pre-test.

9:15-9:45 a.m.--1st grade spelling--introduce new words, spelling pre-test.

9:45-10:15 a.m.--1st grade reading group--introduce or review story.

10:15-11:00 a.m.--Library time--1st and 2nd grade together.

11:00-12:00 p.m.--2nd grade reading group

11:00-12:00 p.m.--1st grade Language Arts

12:00-1:00 p.m.--Lunch

1:00-1:15 p.m.--2nd grade returns before going to mainstream classroom.

1:15-2:15 p.m.--Math mainstream support/small group instruction.

2:15-3:00 p.m.--Social Studies support in mainstream classroom

3:00 p.m.--Students board busses to return home.
 
 

Tuesday

8:45 a.m.-- Students arrive at school but report to the mainstream classroom.

9:10-9:40 a.m.--2nd grade to speech pathologist

9:15-10:15 a.m.--1st grade reading groups

10:15-10:50 a.m.--2nd grade writing workshop in mainstream classroom.

10:15-10:50 a.m.--1st grade P.E.

10:50-11:30 a.m.--one student to occupational therapy

10:50-11:30 a.m.--two students to speech pathologist

11:30-12:00 p.m.--two students to speech pathologist

11:00-12:00 p.m.--2nd grade reading group

12:00-1:00 p.m.--Lunch

1:00-1:30 p.m.--2nd grade returns to finish daily journal or other ongoing projects.

1:30-2:15 p.m.--Math with mainstream students/aid in small group instruction.

2:25-3:00 p.m.--Total Communication music/sign choir

3:00 p.m.--Students board busses to return home.
 
 

Wednesday

8:45 a.m.-- Students arrive at school but report to the mainstream classroom.

9:15-10:15 a.m.--1st grade reading group

10:15-11:15 a.m.--2nd grade Language Arts

10:30-11:30 a.m.--1st grade Art

11:30-12:00 p.m.--one student to occupational therapy

11:00-12:00 p.m.--2nd grade reading group

11:30-12:00 p.m.--1st grade Language Arts

12:00-1:00 p.m.--Lunch

1:00-1:30 p.m.-- 2nd grade returns to finish daily journal or other ongoing projects.

1:30-2:15 p.m.--Math with mainstream classroom/aid in small group instruction.

2:15-3:00 p.m.--Computer class with mainstream 1st graders.

3:00 p.m.--Students board busses to return home.
 
 

Thursday

8:15-9:15 a.m.--Learning Assistance Teams-group of professionals in the school building that brainstorm and work together to find solutions for problem students.

8:45 a.m.-- Students arrive at school but report to the mainstream classroom.

9:15-9:45 a.m.--support in the mainstream classroom for one student.

9:45-10:15 a.m.--1st grade reading group

10:15-10:50 a.m.--1st grade P.E.

10:15-11:00 a.m.--2nd grade Language Arts

11:00-12:00 p.m.--2nd grade reading group

11:00-12:00 p.m.--1st grade Language Arts

11:30-12:00 p.m.--one student to occupational therapy

12:00-1:00 p.m.--Lunch

1:15-2:15 p.m.--Math with mainstream classroom/small group instruction

2:25-3:00 p.m.--Total Communication music/sign choir

3:00 p.m.--Students board busses to return home.
 
 

Friday

8:45 a.m.-- Students arrive at school but report to the mainstream classroom.

9:15-10:30 a.m.--1st grade reading group

10:00-10:30 a.m.--one student to speech pathologist

10:00-11:00 a.m.--2nd grade Art

10:30-11:00 a.m.--three students to speech pathologist

10:30-11:00 a.m.--resource room support for one student

11:00-12:00 p.m.--1st grade writing workshop

12:00-1:00 p.m.--Lunch

1:00-1:30 p.m.--three students to speech pathologist

1:15-2:15 p.m.-- Math with mainstream classroom/small group instruction

2:15-3:00 p.m.--Social Studies support in mainstream classroom

2:25-3:00 p.m.--2nd grade P.E.

3:00 p.m.--Students board busses to return home.

        As you can see, this teacher has a very busy and ever changing schedule each week. To help keep herself organized, she uses a self-made plan which outlines every minute of every day. She knows when and where her students need to be and she keeps all of her materials organized. The teacher has also printed up a daily schedule on separate sheets of paper, laminated them, placed magnets on the back and she posts them daily on the white board. This helps to keep the day organized and helps to keep her "on track." Both of these strategies work well for her and anyone can do the same things in their own classrooms.

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