My Sunday Funday post for today is about how I organize my units. I have several huge binders, and each binder holds 3 units.
In the binder, everything is in page protectors. The units are held together by a binder clip. The first page protector has my unit plan. My unit plans have the objectives covered on the first page, then the rest of the pages are broken down into individual lessons with objectives, activities I have planned, opportunities for reteaching or extension, and how I am assessing the lesson. If you want my unit plan template, just let me know!
After the unit plan, the next page protector has the extension activies (I always have these on one of my bulletin boards for kids to work on when they are finished with their regular work or to take home and work on). Then each lesson or activity has its own page protector. The master copies and answer keys to everything are also in there.
The last page protector has the unit test.
I also make notes on post its after I do a lesson and note if the lesson went well or what changes I would make for next time.
I made a few different things last night that might be helpful to some people, so I figured I would post them.
First, I saw this on pinterest last night:
It is clearly not for classroom use, but I thought it might be something that I could use. So I changed it a bit, simplified the reasons, and added a writing section. I think I will give these out to students who do smaller rude things to me or other students that might need to think about their actions a little more. I’m not sure how it will go, but thought it might be worth a shot. Unfortunately, when uploading it into scribd, the formatting is off because of the font difference. Hopefully it is still useful to you guys! Apology
Next, I made this to use at meetings to take notes. Most of my teammates have their calendars, lesson plan book, discipline pages, parent contact documents, meeting note pages, etc all nicely bound at the beginning of the year. I wish I could plan this far in advance, but there are just too many things that I like to take in and out of my plan book. So I found this:
It has a plastic cover that folds all the way around to the back and flexible three hole… bindings…? I don’t know. The things that you can open to put papers in. 🙂 It also comes with nice plastic page dividers. I will put in all of the same things my teammates will, but I will be able to add and take away when needed. So tonight I made this simple document to use at any meetings I have to take notes. That way they are all kept together in my book. Meetings
Ahhh! Pressed publish instead of preview.
Back to the post. Finally, I updated this form that I have used in the past for students who are absent. One person from their group will fill this form out and put the pages into my missing assignment folders. That way students have little excuse as to why they don’t have what they missed. While You Were Out