You can click here to see last year's plans. Each day was two pages (or front & back) long, with every little thing listed. I like planning this way because I think it makes it easy for a substitute to walk in and follow the plans without too much trouble. I also have a sub folder that I leave extra plans in- just in case.
It takes a little time at the beginning of the year (or one of the 100 times I have to change the schedule), but weekly planning is pretty quick.
I know many teachers keep lesson plans from the previous year to look back at and help plan the new year. I never do this. I feel like every year I have a completely different class and I need to do things they way they need them (plus it drives me crazy to do things exactly the same way twice- seriously, I can't even stand to watch a movie that I like over again.) So, that's how I plan for school.
Now, my big life-altering (okay, maybe just for me) change....This year I will be teaching a split 1st and 2nd grade class! Ahhhhh!!!! Our school couldn't afford to hire another teacher and our board decided (thankfully, I think) that the single class sizes were too large. This was the solution that was decided on and I got nominated to teach these kiddos. So, now that I told you how I plan, I think I'll have to totally change the way I do everything. I'm
I did find Marvelous Multiagers and I'm about to send her a message... anyone know any others??? With only a week left, I'm freaking out! I would love some suggestions, so please send them my way! Schedules, plans, techniques- anything, really. Thanks all, I love ya!
I guess I need to change my blog to First (and 2nd) with Franklin, huh? I really didn't think I would ever teach a different grade!