A typical day in the life of an Air and Space Academy student is structured in a way that
they will not get bored. We start our day by saying The Pledge of Allegiance and singing the
National Anthem. Then we have a moment of silence. At this time, we complete morning work,
which consists of penmanship, math review, phonemes, syllables, and grid multiplication. At this
time we move into our Math curriculum. We have guided learning, practice, and check for
understanding. Then they do a little independent practice with the concept that was taught.
Continuing with our learning momentum with conquer our reading, language, and spelling
standards. This takes us right to lunch, which is thirty minutes.
After lunch, we head back upstairs and do dust busters, which is where we clean our
classroom. This helps us stay organized. Then, we have our afternoon opening of fast five and
read aloud or Sustained Silent Reading. We continue strong right into Writing where we learn
how to write different types of essays. Persuasive, Explanatory, fictional narratives, opinion
pieces, and friendly and Business letters are a few types of the essays we learn to write on a
weekly basis. Science and Social Studies is also an important part of our curriculum. We take
the standards of what each grade should be learning and teach the topics that go with that
standard. At this time, we head downstairs for a 15-minute break to stretch and enjoy a healthy
snack. It is then back upstairs for centers, computer, and tutoring time for each child based on
his or her ability. At the end of the day, we review each topic, pass out homework, and gather
our belongings to head home.