This week is just flying by! I am so happy this was such a short week because I felt so unprepared with my lesson prepping. I thought this would be a great idea for a blog post because it will convince me to get it together!
I know that I previously said that I would only work on work at work. That has changed because the expectations for our lesson plans have changed. Since that has happened, my schedule for lesson planning and prepping has changed as well. If you follow my Instagram, you would have already heard me mention this once or twice.
On Sundays, I like to look over all of my lessons for the week. I make a note of what copies need to be made and what needs to be prepped each day throughout the week. This makes it easy in case there is ever a day that I wouldn’t be able to come in. But, let’s be real…what’s a day off? It doesn’t take me long to do this because when we do our team planning, we map out our materials needed for each subject the following week. All I do, is actually prep those and make sure they are ready and easily accessible.
Every morning, I spend a half an hour reviewing the slides for the day. We work a lot on the smartboard and therefore I like to check them the day of in case any of the links are no longer available or there is a malfunction. I believe it also helps me to be more prepared because it is fresh on my mind when I walk in for the day.
Every three weeks, I lesson plan for listening and learning. I teach that, social studies and science. Social studies and science lessons are handled by one teacher because she already has all of the slides from last year. We take turns writing the lesson plans for listening and learning, so that it’s fair to all three of the teachers who teach it. When I plan my week, I think about anchor charts, slides, videos and books that would help to better aide the scholars’ learning. The week before lesson plans are due, I work on one lesson plan per day. This allows me to spend little to no time at home actually working on these plans. They are always due the Wednesday prior to the week we are implementing it and therefore we are never behind in our planning.
How do you guys plan your lessons? Do you have a team to do it with or do you do it on your own. Leave your replies in the comment section. Thank you so much for all your support, I will see you all on Friday with my blog about ‘fall must-haves’. Stay tuned!