When do you teach science, social studies, and health? Are you required to teach those subjects? I teach a self-contained special ed class and have to teach all core subjects (reading, writing, math, science, ss) along with health and social skills. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for sharing :) Do you feel like you have enough time to teach all of the math that you need to?? I notived there's only 30 minutes (plus calendar time), and I struggle with the 75ish minutes I have!! ~Laurawww.firstgradeFUNdamentals.blogspot.com
We aren't required to teach health, but for science and social studies, I make everything literature based, and tie it into my morning literacy time. Sometimes I swap it to the afternoon literacy time. Either way I always have some students miss out. Half my class is usually ESL, and almost another half is pulled out for Title I. Our Science program is a kit program called Science 21. It doesn't even have a text book. We do have a text book for social studies, and use it during one of the two literacy times.
Laura: No, 30 minutes is not enough time for math. Luckily, Title I pushes in for math too. I do a whole group lesson, which typically has some independent work, our Title I teacher sits with her group and I either sit with a small group or float around the room. My fast finishers work on math stations activities when they finish. Which, in a 30 minute time period, is not really very effective anyway.
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