Many of us teachers are enjoying our summer holidays and taking it easy. However, this is a great opportunity to plan and organize for the coming year. With lots of curriculum to cover and our busy lives keeping on track is often hard to do. I like to have my long-range plans pre-planned before the school year starts. My long-range plans are a working document however it is very important to keep me on track. This is also very important if you are like me and teach split grades. With double the curriculum, it is important to plan out how the two grades interrelate so that you can combine teaching as much as possible.
As with everything I change up the layout of my long-range plans. This time I have included my language instruction into my planning. I will also combine my arts into my language instruction. Click the image below to be taken to my plans!
Additionally I needed a way to keep the students focused, on task, and accountable during Daily 5 so The had to fill this out weekly to track what they were going to do.
For those teachers teaching junior check out my Be a Star goal board. This goal board combines reading and writing goals onto one board (awesome because I never have the space for two boards)