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I am a new teacher and starting Monday (got hired Friday... ) in Christian School using ABeka. I would love to see a 1st grade schedule, this is where I am really lost! That big gray binder is scary too... This is the first year of 1st grade for the school. Last year was the inagural year with Kindergarten and the director left for a conference today and won't be back until the 1st day of school. I have start time of 8:45 (students arrive after 8:30) and done at 3:15. Specials daily from 1:30-2:00. Lunch at 11:45 till 12:15. The rest is a total mystery! Any help in A Beka is truly and greatly appreciated! Thanks!


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I have taught first grade using Abeka for a few years now. You will love it when you get use to it. I will give you a sample of my schedule and you can change it to fit your needs.

8:00-8:30 Morning routine(unpacking, writing their spelling words, coloring)
8:30-9:00 Bible, memory verses
9:00-9:15 Restroom break(we all go together)
9:15-9:45 Phonics
9:45-10:15 Math
10:15-10:40 Spelling/Poetry
10:40-11:15 Lunch
11:15-11:30 Restroom break
11:30-12:00 Penmanship(after you give your lesson, have them do their handwriting sheet)
12:00-1230 Activity time(I usually use my for my Science(Discovering God's World, History, or Health Safety & Manners)
12:30-1:00 Recess
1:00-1:15 Water/restroom
1:15-2:15 Reading Circles/Seatwork
2:15-2:30 Pack up

I hope this helps!
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That big gray binder is making a lot more sense now than it did on Monday! I think I am on the right track. How much time do you have for your own activities after seatwork, etc? Any, I just want to know if I will be caught off guard with nothing for them to do? I have things in my room, books, puzzles, flashcards, science center stuff that they can do if they are done early, but wanted to be on top of things! Thanks so much!
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I actually separated the big gray book into different subjects. Phonics, Bible, Math, Reading, and Writing each are in their own binders now. I just found this easier for me instead of that huge book. If they get done with their seatwork, I will just let them get a book from the library in the classroom. Sometimes I will let them do a puzzle or playdough for a special treat. I know you'll do well. Hope this helps!
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hope this will help you too....
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I taught 1st gr. Abeka for 6 years. (teaching k5 now) Abeka is really set up to be an all day thing, meaning that there shouldn't be much room for extra activities. So, you will have to rearrange your day if you want to have them doing other things. In the beginning the seatwork is light for them, so there will be some that will finish pretty quickly. Then they could enjoy the other things you have for them. I always found a way to get the reading groups done in the morning so there would be time for everything else in the afternoon. Also, my students left my room for special classes 30 min. before lunch at 12:00. Will you have to grade the seat work? That should determine how much of your day you will want them to focus on it.
My day went like this:
7:00-8:00 arrival, seatwork,restroom
8:05 roll call/students prep for devotion
8:15-8:40 Bible lesson/devotion
8:45-9:30 reading groups/seatwork
9:35-11:00 phonics,arithmetic,writing,spel ling
sometimes we would start closer to 10:00, if the kids did a break 1st. also, I would let their morning restroom break happen during reading groups most of the time
11:00-11:20 finish writing sheet/seatwork/poetry
11:30-they leave for special class
12:00 lunch
12:30-2:00 science, history, art, singing, any of those things in the activities section. And also, clean up, prep for the next day
In the beginning the 1st graders were used to reading the seatwork off the board, but, gradually I trained them to have a check sheet at their desk with the seat work written on it. This left me more board space.
They were always allowed to do fun activities in the p.m, even if their seatwork wasn't done. I would just let them do it for homework

I hope this will be of some help to you!


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Old 08-14-2009, 06:22 PM
 
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Congrats on your job! I also teach 1st grade ABeka. Here is a thread where we discussed some ideas for teaching the curriculum. This might be helpful to you!

Mine is response #3.

http://www.proteacher.net/discussion...errerid=158396
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Do you have a list of abeka graded bible memory verses? I need first and second grade.
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