It’s the Thursday before school starts which means I have Meet the Teacher tonight. I get to meet all those sweet faces that I’ll spend the next year with… I’m always nervous and excited at the same time. There’s just something special about starting a new year! I’m in my 9th year of teaching and I still feel like a –1st year, fresh out of college, I don’t know what in the world I’m doing–kind of teacher! So, it’s crucial that I plan, plan, plan for that first week of school! I hardly ever do the same thing/the same way during that first week. So, today I’m linking up with Blog Hoppin’ to show you WHEN I plan to do things during that first week! I’ve scoured Instagram and Pinterest to find new books, activities, and resources to use this year! If you click on the plans it will take you to where I found the individual activities!
My math plans are fairly similar to the past couple of years. I really enjoy taking things slow and setting a good foundation with my students. This year I want to warm-up doing number talks, skip counting, simple addition, and word problems. Hopefully I’ll have enough time in the day!
And, here’s my daily schedule for WHEN I plan to do things throughout the day! Keep in mind that I teach in a Dual Language classroom, so I have two groups of students that I teach Math and ELA to. My teaching partner teaches Spanish Language Arts, Science, and SS in Spanish when she has them for the other half of their day! I haven’t put the exact times that I will do Math Stations or Daily Five, because I try and just figure out my large chunks of time first! I’ll get to the details once I know that my initial schedule works!
LOD= Language of the Day (either writing in Spanish or English)