We used this planner to help us organize what we needed for each Unit of Study (click the picture if you want a copy for yourself). We decided this would be better for us in planning since some of our units take 3 weeks and some will take up to 6 weeks.
If you click HERE it'll take you right to the fruits of our labor.
I'm going to walk you through it. Please feel free to contact us if you have ANY questions or comments! If you have any ideas that we can use to help strengthen what we do, please let us know! We love blogging for this reason.
The boxes at the top is where Em typed our minilessons for the days. (I'm still a pen and paper girl for things to get in my brain, so yes... we did twice the work, but I'm hoping it's stuck in my brain.) :) You will usually see a CBM (Curriculum Based Management- we used our own, but you can click HERE if you want to explore some free ones.) to start the unit and one at the end. We are going to use the same CBM for both in the hopes to track progress. I just realized we should probably start working on rubrics... add on to the ever growing to do list. :) We also left a few boxes blank during each unit because we wanted to leave room for what our firsties are working on to drive some of our minilessons.
We've listed our goal as well as the standards that we are trying to cover. We also listed the books we are using as well as the minilessons we will be covering. These minilessons came from Lucy, Linking the K-2 Common Core: Minilessons that Work, First Grade Writers, and No More I'm Done. I hope this helps you to get a little glimpse into what we will be doing next year. I'm super excited to hit the ground running! :)
What do you do to project and plan out your year? Any templates you find helpful? We'd LOVE to hear your thoughts! :)
Happy 4th Friends!