My first week's lesson plans aren't as organized and specific as my usual plans, because I have no idea what I'm getting into! Some years my students fly through everything I have prepared and other years it takes them an entire hour to complete what I thought would just take a few minutes. I've posted my plans below and explained a few things that may be confusing below the plans. You'll see that I don't have an image for all of my plans these first few weeks. These are lessons that I've adapted from my go-to reading resource Guiding Readers and Writers, and I've been hesitant to share them on my blog, since all of the ideas are strait from the book.
Morning Work-I don't start my regular morning work until the second week of school. I will go ahead and teach procedures on how I want the work completed, but we won't officially start until the following week.
Reading & Writing-The first couple of weeks of school we have to do DRA and DIBELS on all of our students, so I won't start reading groups for a couple of weeks. I do these assessments during my students' independent reading time and try to keep that time short the first few weeks of school as my students work to build stamina. I try to get it finished as quickly as I can, so I also use some of my independent writing time for those assessments. I hope that's not bad, but I don't feel like I can really get into my routine until that is out of the way. I'll really dive into my instruction and thorough units once I finish the assessments.
Math-This is a pretest kind of week! We'll really get rolling next week. I don't start work stations right away and use some of my built in time for procedures and getting to know you activities.
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