A Day in AU Mini-Series :)

On day one of this school year, I had a schedule in place. Our schedule today looks TOTALLY different and is so much more functional that those first few weeks when we were still getting to know each other. My students work hard ALL. DAY. LONG. We just intersperse short, frequent breaks to keep us motivated! 
To give you all some ideas about what we do in my elementary AU combo class (grades K-3), I will be doing a rundown of our daily schedule & what we do during each time – even pick-up, lunch, recess, etc. because you all know how much teaching we still have to do during these times!
Here’s what I have planned:
Morning Routines
Morning Work
Circle Time
Sensory Breaks 
Indoor Recess 
Letter of the Week/Literacy
Work Rotations: Teacher Time, Fluency, Computer, Independent Workboxes
Kitchen Work
Science/Social Studies
Storytime/Literacy Instruction
Math Instruction
Dismissal Circle Time
Social Skills
Pick-up/Drop-off Routines
Daily Parent Communication
PHEEEW — I have a lot to do. I love making myself checklists!
If you look over this list and want to hear about something not listed, please send me a message here and I’ll add it in to the series. My first post will be tomorrow — MORNING ROUTINES! YAY!


  1. Kate on March 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    I can't wait to read about all these topics and get some great ideas! I teach early childhood special ed and we are getting a lot more kids with autism and a lot more students that we are moving into the ASD program. This will be great!
    Fun in ECSE

  2. Rae on March 2, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    I came late to this series, but am so excited to read more! You have such amazing ideas, and I have pinned everything so I can share it with others!
    I don't have any ASD kiddos this year, but these ideas are wonderful for my other students, especially those with NVLD and Developmental Delays. Keep up the amazing work 🙂
    Mindful Rambles

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