It is Wednesday again!! It is time for another Wednesday Wisdom topic. This week's topic is Planning. Do you have a cool hip plan book or are you a digital planner? Share you thoughts and any teacher tips on planning. Link up your post below so that others can also share tips and tricks for planning.
Below is the Wednesday Wisdom schedule for upcoming topics.
My planner is a large 3 inch binder. I usually purchase a durable 5-star brand binder. I spend a little more on this binder just because I use it so frequently. The first thing I put in the binder is a 3-ring hole-punched zipper pouch. I use this pouch to keep my flair pens, a few paper clips, a white out pen, and a few other necessities.
I am a digital diva. I type my lesson plans into a template each week. I save the files so that I am able to use, tweak, and add to them. I add student learning objectives, re-teaching, assessments, and modifications in my plans. If for some reason I am out of the classroom, a substitute can easily know what is expected.
Stephany also uses the form below to visually organize her literacy and math stations for the week. She keeps a copy of each page with her past lessons so she can easily flip back and check on what students have worked on and who was in what group for the week. It's easy to see what skills a certain group has worked on when you are differentiating in your stations. CLICK HERE to go download it for free from GoogleDocs.
I use color-coded tubs to store my materials in each week. These are the tubs for the "week of". I have them labeled with the day of the week so that I can sort, store, and organize my materials.
I have my days of the week color-coded to match my tubs. I like to be as organized as I can possibily be. I also have file folders with the same colors to match each day. I use blue for Monday, red for Tuesday, yellow for Wednesday, orange for Thursday, and green for Friday.
You can also use a crate with file folders. Stephany has use this system before to organize. She has two plastic file folders of each color. The tabs are labeled Monday AM, Monday PM, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM and so on. She copies all of papers for the week and places them in the file folders along with read-alouds and anything else she needs for that week.
I also keep a six drawer roll cart with the days of the week labeled for the following weeks ahead. This helps for future planning and keeps my lesson materials organized. They can pretty much be purchased anywhere. Here are some I have found that work from Office Depot and Hobby Lobby.
Don't forget to link up your own ideas and tips for planning down below! Everyone's ideas are welcome! (Also don't forget about our Play-Doh activity Giveaway that we have going on right now!)
And remember to follow us on BlogLovin'!!
Follow my blog with Bloglovin