A Day at Havern School
A Monday in a Lower School Classroom
With a high five from Mrs. P, students race into the building, ready for a great day at school.
The school days begin with a morning meeting. The students join their teacher on the carpet to discuss their daily schedule, share about their weekend, and practice some academic skills. This is a community building time, with some social skills and academics added in.
It is reading time in room 138! Students will rotate with their group between three stations, working on skills like sounding out words (decoding), spelling (encoding), and comprehension. Students do another reading group after recess.
Recess and snack time. Students run around the path, working on completing a marathon, and then play a game in the grass.
More reading groups! Then, students work on their writing. Some students are working on writing sentences, while others are working on writing paragraphs in their small groups.
It is recess again! This time it is down to the playground to swing with friends.
Lunch time in the community room! Students enjoy chatting with friends in other classes, telling jokes and talking about their weekend.
Quiet reading time for a few minutes, as well as some one on one time with teachers.
Students get back into small groups for math time, each group working on the skills they need to learn! Students use lots of hands-on manipulatives to learn new material.
SPOT– Half of the class goes to SPOT (combined Speech/Occupational Therapy), while the other half of the class goes to the digital classroom. They rotate halfway through the time. Today in SPOT, students are climbing!
Digital Classroom time—Today students are practicing correct keyboarding skills.
Movement break! Time for some dancing along with Go Noodle on the SMART Board!
It is time to pack up, and head home! Busy day!