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