Today I thought I would start buckling down and getting my self organized for next school year. Every year, before school starts, I like to sit down and write out my plan for the year. After I am done I always feel like that plan should last me for a couple of years, but it never does! Every year I get new ideas on how to structure my lessons differently, and engage my students more. Today I sat down with my curriculum books and all of my favorite writing implements.
Am I the only one that needs to buy new pens whenever there is a planning project to be done? Or when a new planner is bought? It's an obsession, but it makes me happy : )
I usually go one subject at a time, and plan out the whole year. I try to match up my themes as much as possible. I print out all of my check off sheets for the standards to make sure that I am covering them all at some point during the year.
This is just a quick example of what it looks like:
It's nothing fancy, but it help keep me on track for the year. It shaves time off my lesson planning because most of my planning has already been done, I just need to plug in the activities that we will be doing to learn that particular standard.
If you would like my free planning pages I have included a link to my TPT store in the image below. There are two sets of calendars, one for public school, and one for private. The private school one includes a column for religion curriculum planning as well.