Hello all! This is Hilary from Second Grade is Out of This World! I am so excited to be blogging here at Classroom Tested Resources today!
Today I wanted to share with you my lesson planning page.
Now, I am extremely lucky to be in a school where the only person who sees my lesson plans is me!
That being said, my lesson plans are one page long.
Now, that is not to say that my small reading, writing, and math groups are all on that page, just my basic whole class plans.
Here is a picture of my lesson plans in their native habitat!
I tried all different kinds of plans, planners, typing them, and writing them. This is what my plans have (basically) looked like for the last two years and I love them! Usually they are on white paper, but we are having a white paper shortage and we have a TON of this
horrible lovely color. I like handwriting (and erasing) my lesson plans. I guess I am "old school" that way! They are color coded by subject and I use erasable gel pens to write my plans. I don't have spaces for lunch and recess as those are the same everyday. My specials are on there unobtrusively, mainly as a reminder! I have space at the top for whatever story and poem that we are working on for that day. I have space for Writer's Workshop, Two "rounds" of Reading Workshop, Word Work, Math and an extra space (just in case!)
Yes...they are on a pedestal. They have to be or they would get buried under the piles that mysteriously appear on my desk everyday!
Here is a different angle.
This allows me to also keep my monthly planning binders underneath! I usually have the current month and the past month there to put things away when I am done. I like having them right there. It make it easy if I need to reference something. It also makes it easy to put away my originals when I am done.
Here all of my binders are...aren't they pretty?
Anyway, I did really elaborate plans for the first few years that I taught, so those plans are in each month's binder so I can reference them when I sit down to plan for the week. I like to keep it simple! One page is more than enough for me to know what I am doing for the week! Do you want a closer look? Click on the picture for your freebie of my plan page (I even threw in one in color!)
Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my little post today!