Bronica Sung, age 5, is a kindergartner at CASA Academy. Bronica moved to this country as a Burmese refugee. Her favorite thing about CASA Academy is the guided reading group that she has with her teacher!
7:35 AM: Bronica’s bus arrives at CASA. Bronica is greeted by her principal and her teacher. After handing in her homework, Bronica heads into her classroom to eat breakfast.
7:55 AM: Bronica’s classroom, ASU, starts the day by learning how to make eye contact when greeting one another. ASU practices their “college chant” in preparation for their school-wide assembly on Friday.
8:20 AM: During calendar math review, ASU counts how many days they have been in school; today is the 35th day! Bronica sings chants to identify the current month, day and year.
8:50 AM: It’s the first recess of the day, as Bronica heads out for a game of tag.
9:05 AM: Bronica’s teacher, Ms. Lowry, teaches ASU letter sounds, phonograms and sight words as the class begins to learn the building blocks of literacy.
9:55 AM: Bronica listens attentively for rhyming words as Ms. Lowry reads to her
from The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss.
10:25 AM: During her second recess of the day, Bronica learns to hula-hoop!
10:35 AM: It’s math time! Bronica counts, identifies and writes the number six.
11:20 AM: Lunch: At lunch, Bronica eats some yummy whole wheat pizza.
11:40 AM: During the third recess of the day, Bronica plays catch with her friend Angelo.
12:00 PM: It’s Writer’s Workshop; Bronica writes and illustrates items that are blue.
12:40 PM: During math acceleration, Bronica writes the numbers 1-6 while her teacher pulls a small math group.
1:10-1:25 PM: For her final recess of the day, Bronica plays “school” outside with her friends.
1:25-1:45 PM: It’s vocabulary time! ASU learns the definitions of the words “welcome” and “snatch”.
1:45-2:55 PM: During the Daily 5 block, Ms. Lowry instructs ASU on how to use one’s finger when reading. Bronica works with her teacher in a small group, then moves to the carpet to listen to a book on tape.
2:55-3:45 PM: Today at science, Bronica learns about the five senses. Her class records five senses observations in their “science journals”.
3:45-4:00 PM: ASU gathers together for Community Circle as they end their day.
4:00 PM: Time to go home! Bronica boards the bus to head home to her family.