Curriculum Planning Guide

Hi Everyone,

     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.




  1. Just found your blog and love it! I also teach at a Catholic school. Soon I will be doing my planning for the upcoming year--will you have these for planners for the upcoming year? I'm a new follower!

    1. Hi Erika! Thanks for following me, I love hearing from fellow Catholic school teachers. Here is the link to the 2014-2015 curriculum planning guide in my TPT shop: I will have to do a blog post on that soon : )