08-13-2012, 07:45 PM
I am a K-3 resource teacher. This is my second year. Here's how I organize my day.
1- get everyone's schedule, write down each kid's day (what times he/she is with you)
2-block off "subject" time
3-have lots of independent center activities (books, blocks, computers, book on tape, puzzles, etc.)
4-I see each child at least once and only have up to 3 at my table at a time for the first 2 weeks, even though there may be many in the room. I do quick ongoing assessments during this time.
5-Get teachers' lesson plans. Try to at least talk about the skill the grade level is on. If 3 kids are in different grades but doing nouns, they will be pulled to my table together.
6-Lots of whole group activities on the carpet or meeting area. This is a short time I can read a story, sing a song, etc. and regroup.
7-set small goals for yourself. I get my math lessons planned first, since they are typically the easiest. Then go from there.
8- I don't see every kid one-on-one for every subject every day. If someone gets one-on-one time for Math, they may not get it for Reading that day.
I am anxious to see what others have to say. I know I don't have it all figured out, but this seems to make my life easier.
Good Luck and hang in there