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Transition back from vacation…

April 4th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Tags: ·····

A good vacation is when you have no one but yourself to manage. It’s been a good vacation!

As I brought up my lesson plan template for planning this coming week’s classes, I realized why the coming weeks (and months) have been looming large in my mind.  Starting Tuesday (tomorrow I’ll be teaching a day of sessions for pre-service teachers at Seattle University), I’ll be planning 8 unique classes every day instead of 5 because every class has to have their own performance piece.  Man, this year’s schedule is a killer!

So far this year my lesson plan template looks like this:

Lesson plan template for 5 plans per day

Classes for kinder/1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th, 5th & Autism

…with 5 discreet classes per day (K-1, 2-3, 4, 5 & autism). But from now on, every class will be working on a unique piece, so I needed to split 3 columns in order to make an 8-plan template.  They’re not all planned yet for Tuesday!

Once I get the pieces started, they’ll each unfold pretty organically, with the next step proceeding from the last step.  So I can look forward to that. But here’s the lesson plan template for Tuesday at this point:

We just have to get started...!

And here’s the performance plan, still evolving — I’ll try a few things with the 2nd graders (B) & see what works best.

There are still some holes, but it's beginning to firm up.

Anyway, vacation’s over so here we go…!

2 Comments so far ↓

  • maria hanley

    This is really cool to see. Thanks for sharing it! I hope you had a great vacation! :)

  • megrm

    Thanks for stopping by, Maria! I enjoy your website, including the lesson plan sharing last week… Have a great spring. I hope, as ever, to keep blogging. But with school starting, will I be swallowed up?! Stay tuned, but don’t hold your breath! :)