Saturday, August 22, 2015

Lesson Plans for Week Two!

So this year  have a mostly new team (there are now 6 of us, and 3 of them are newbies!), so we started with a lot of planning together, and most likely will continue to do so. I really love team planning because we can work together and come up with new ideas. We have A LOT of testing to do next week (Boooooo) starting with the Ohio Screener (which might be the worst test ever, because it gives you very little valid data). Then we move into the Orton Gillingham word and sentence test that is SOOOO very long for little ones who can't write or form words. This assessment often ends in tears and a lot of smiley faces for things they don't know. WOMP! Because of all the testing we are doing a lot of craftivities and focusing largely on A Year of Many Firsts First Grade Friends. 
We will meet Respectful Rachel, Really Safe Rita, and the rest of the crew. I LOVED this unit last year and the expectations it set up. I cannot wait to begin this unit on Monday! It is fantastic for setting up a responsible, safe, engaging classroom while establishing routines and finding out who can and cannot follow directions! You also get to plug in a lot of fine motor movement with quite a bit of cutting, and a lot of writing within the crafts! 

Without further ado, here are my plans for the upcoming week!


I will print these out and lay them flat next to each other in my binder for the week. I am really liking this format and how it lets me lay everything out. I can see the whole week at a glance and maybe actually follow my plans! How do you lay out your plans?? 
Here are the fantastic resources I am using this week!







What did you plan for your second week back? I'd love to hear it!!