May have had something to do with broken heating/cooling controls. We have hot air pumping into our room and making it very, very warm in the afternoons.
I tried my best to combat it, and I actually came up with a few extra-engaging lessons. Hopefully, I'll get a chance to share our measurement songs and a measurement game later this weekend.
It was a long week, though... I had a kid throw a tantrum after the school day had ended, a teleconference with someone from NASA, a regular parent conference, a parent conference with the principal, an insurance meeting, a staff meeting, a parent-led art lesson, a field trip planning meeting, a pajama day, a book fair, and I had to give back
I almost always stop by school events, but I'm skipping the one tonight to relax at home!
I was so excited to post that Liz was the winner of my giveaway for a custom lesson planning template! But I did feel a little bad leaving the rest of my followers high and dry.
Dana asked if I'd be willing to share my lesson plan template as is, and I thought it was a great idea, but I realized that MY plans might not be very useful for you, especially since it's not in a common font and a PDF won't let you edit easily.
So I deleted away some of my stuff, and made this into a basic table that YOU can modify. You can change the font, tint the boxes, and whatever works for you.
A few tips for customizing:
- You can always right click on any cell of the table, and you will usually have the option to split the cell in half (if, like me, not everything happens on an even time interval!). You can split horizontally or vertically.
- You can also select two or more cells, and usually, you have the option to merge them (again, just right click!). I merge cells going across for things like morning work or lunch, which are the same every day. I merge cells going down for bigger blocks of time.
- Use a light gray tint to make the specials, lunch, dismissal, etc. stand out easily!
- Make a checklist off to the side for whatever you will need to do EVERY week. For me, most of my centers stay the same each week but I change the activity, so I made a list of the centers so I didn't have to write it out (and try to remember all of them) each week.
- Leave space at the top and bottom for reminders each day!
- Don't copy a million plan pages at the beginning of the school year, because you will change the way you want to do things. Type in anything you find yourself writing each week!
Click here to get the .doc, .docx, and .pdf starter files from TeachersPayTeachers!
P.S.- I took away the spam comment thingy, so commenting is quicker! :) Have a great weekend!
NOTE: For more tips about how to customize this template (or information about getting ME to customize lesson plan pages perfectly for you!) see my latest post HERE!