A Typical Day In Green Cluster

Dear Green Cluster Families, 

Here is what a typical day in Green Cluster might look like. We realize that the home environment is a different place, and there will be a range of commitments to the schedule. No pressure. Your children are the experts of what happens in Green Cluster. Perhaps you and your child can start by coming up with a schedule together.

Below is what we do in Green during the day, along with suggestions on what you can do at home. We would like for you to carve out a “time of learning” to take place at least twice during the day for about 20-30 minutes each. During these learning times, pick something to do from reading, writing, or math. If your child can handle more work times throughout the day, we encourage you to definitely add more to your schedule. 

We also want to encourage time together as a family, and time for your child to let their energy out. We included the Go Noodle website below that the children love to do if you are inside. You can search by channel, or by energy level and how much time you want them engaged. 

As we move forward, we will be looking at adding additional work and potentially, videos, to a Google Drive. Stay tuned. 

A Typical Day in Green

  • BREAKFAST
  • CALENDAR
    • WHAT YOU AND YOUR CHILD CAN DO (daily for about 15-20 minutes):
      • Grab a calendar
      • Sing the days of the week song
      • Review today’s and yesterday’s date e.g. “Yesterday was Sunday so today is Monday, March 16th, 2020 or 3-16-2020..”
      • Continue to the count of days that we have been in school.  Monday March 16th is the 123rd day of school, Tuesday will be the 124th day of school, and so on. 
      • Challenge: have them make an equation with the number of days we’ve been in school. For example: 100 + 23 = 123 or 50 + 50 + 23 = 123
  • LITERACY
    • WHAT YOU AND YOUR CHILD CAN DO:
      • Pick a book and read with your child.  Work on retelling the story. We are working on how we tell someone about a story we read.  Who is the story about? What happened first? Second? and so on. We have also talked about how characters are feeling in a story and why they might be feeling that way. 
      • Read Lemonade War together (20 minutes)
      • Sight word books (about 20 minutes)
        • Read the book to your child once through
        • Have them read it to you with your support
        •  Have your child circle all of the sight words and color the book.
        • Keep it back in the Ziploc bag
        • Read it again, and again
      • Sight Word flash cards via Quizlet or on index cards (10 minutes)
      • Lexia (about 15-20 minutes)
      • Epic (about 30 minutes) 

These do not have to be done all at once. Pick one or two options for their Literacy Time

  • SNACK BREAK

    • WHAT YOU AND YOUR CHILD CAN DO: 

      • Some kind of physical activity
      • For options go to: https://www.gonoodle.com (we like the Kidz Bop Channel, Indoor Recess, Zumba Kids, Moose Tube - Chili Chili, Brainercise, and Flow (try the Rainbow Breath video to help calm them down). 
  • WRITING WORKSHOP
    • WHAT YOU AND YOUR CHILD CAN DO:
      • To start, journal what you have been doing, or have been thinking about every day (don’t forget the date)   
      • Go on a nature walk outside.  Collect leaves, flowers, and other artifacts that you find and draw pictures and write words that describe what you find
      • Handwriting packet that was sent home
      • Making letters with play dough, shaving cream, or goopy foods (yogurt, pudding, etc) in a large ziplock bag
  • LUNCH -REMEMBER TO WASH YOUR HANDS!
  • LUNCH RECESS
    • WHAT YOU AND YOUR CHILD CAN DO: 
      • If you can, get some fresh air!
  • MATH
    • WHAT YOU AND YOUR CHILD CAN DO:
      • Practice, practice, practice writing your numbers (15 minutes).
      • Do some of the activities in the workbook we sent home 20 minutes). 
      • Count collections of things at home, and group them 2s, 5s, and 10s, and count again by how you grouped them (20-30 minutes). 
      • We will add addition and subtraction equations as we move forward on Google Drive. Stay tuned (20-30 minutes).
      • STMath (20 minutes)
      • Khan Academy (https://www.khanacademy.org) is another great math resource.  We don’t use it in the classroom, but it is something for you to have in your repertoire while at home.   

These do not have to be done all at once. Pick one or two options for their Math Time

  • FREE CHOICE

    • WHAT YOU AND YOUR CHILD CAN DO:
      • Build Lego structures
      • Look through the social studies book
      • Do a science experiment
      • Play
      • Cook
      • Enjoy time with your family  
Expiration Date: 
Jun 12