I headed up to the school today, but not to decorate or get my classroom set up. Instead, I focused on nailing down my 1st week plans! It seems like every year I get so caught up in decorating, that I neglect my planning. So, this year I decided that I can't let that go to the wayside.
I do not normally format my lesson plans like this because our district uses an online lesson planning system. BUT, just to make things easier on myself for now, I decided to go ahead and type them up.
I'm not sure if the links that I put in will work, but here's where I got most of my activities from:
Abby's "Super in Second" Unit
Lindsey's "Back to School" Unit
My "My School Rules" Unit
My "Classroom Promise" Unit
And, all of the math activities came from my new unit...
After I got my plans all typed up, it was time to copy, laminate, cut out, and organize all of my teaching materials. Here are the cooperative silent puzzles
After I cut them all up...
I made my example for the Mathematician activity, and got all of my students' pieces ready!
Here's a look at how I organized craft pieces. I copied the templates onto colored paper, cut around the individual pieces, and separated them out into baggies so that I could hand out one template at a time to my students when we are making the craft!
I got their "My School Rules" booklets copied and stapled together. On the front of the booklets, they will glue a little schoolhouse craft (this craft is included in the My School Rules unit).
Here's a look at the inside of the booklets...
And, I copied so much more! Now all of my first week activities are organized and ready to go! I must say that a HUGE brick has been lifted off my shoulders! Now I can focus on getting my room decorated, organized, and ready for my students!