Daily Schedule

A typical school day for your second grader usually goes something like this:

  • Morning meeting

  • Reading workshop - this is usually a 15 minute mini-lesson followed by 30 minutes of independent reading and small group instruction. We follow a balanced approach to reading that includes fluency, comprehension, and word work.

  • Essentials - we go to Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, or PE. Since we have four essentials classes, students go to three of them once a week, and to the fourth essentials class twice weekly. Each quarter we rotate classes, so students will have an extra day in each essentials class by the end of the year.

  • Recess & Lunch

  • Math workshop - our math workshops vary by day, but may include mini-lessons, independent work, math journal work, small group work, and practice games

  • Social Studies & Science

  • Writing Workshop - this is typically a 15 minute mini-lesson, followed by 30 minutes of independent writing and a 5 minute share-out

  • Closing Circle

 
Second graders collaborating together on schoolwork.

Second graders collaborating together on schoolwork.