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I am back for Part 2! Monday we went through Morning Work, Meeting and Message.
Hour TWO - 8:45-9:45
The 2nd hour of my day is actually our planning time. It begins with a restroom and water break for my kids. Then the kiddos go to one of their specialists classes for 45 minutes each day. For the past two years it has been as follows:
Monday - Art 9:00-9:45
Tuesday - Computer Lab 9:00-9:45
Wednesday - Gym 9:00-9:45 (this will change this year due to new TN state laws)
Thursday - Music 9:00-9:45
Friday - Library 9:00-9:45
During this time I would LOVE to say that I'm usually in my room planning or putting supplies together for today's lessons but that's not always the case.
We have Common Planning Time so this is what my week looks like:
Monday - Self Planning Time (I usually use this time to begin planning for the next week and getting supplies and tech ready for the days lessons)
This is the Planner I use from A Modern Teacher. It's all on editable on my computer. I send my copies to Office Depot and have them spiral bound every year. I love it!
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Tuesday - RTI Meetings (These happen once or twice a month depending on our facilitator. We have a new one this year so we'll see how it goes. During RTI meetings we mainly discuss the course of the Tier 2/3 students and look at their progress. We look to see if we need to change a course of direction or get other resources involved. If there is no RTI it is self planning time again.)
Wednesday - PLC Meetings (We meet weekly as a team with either one or both administrators and sometimes again with the RTI facilitator depending on the learning goal. This is when we look at skills, assessments and outcomes that happen within the classroom and see what we need to focus on and what we can move away from)
Thursday - Team Planning (This is when we meet as a grade level to get plans together and whatever copies we need to the copier. We also create CFA's for the next weeks and get a course of action going for those who are below, on and above the skill level.)
These quick checks from Susan Jones were a great help with our CFA's.
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Friday - Self Planning Time (Finish up lessons and get materials ready for next week. I also use this time to get newsletters, notes and websites updated)
Part of my planning was made easier because of these easily laid out products by Deanna Jump and Deedee Wills!
Is your planning time really your time or do you have other things that you have to take care of? Leave a comment and let me know.