Sunday, August 23, 2015

Plan with Me! Visual Plans

Sunday is quickly becoming my favorite day of the week because that means it's planning time! I've realized I LOVE using this Day Designer planner from Target to plan out my teaching week because I get to decorate it using washi tape and sticky notes AND it helps me be more organized in my teaching. Here's this week's planner spread. Visual plans can be found at the bottom of this post :)

I'm already behind where I'd hope to be after last week, but it happens! We were on short schedule Tuesday due to a school event and we took the STAR Reading Benchmark assessment that day, so I basically had a 4 day teaching week. Since that's all we did Tuesday, we didn't get started on our vocabulary journals. I had planned on doing 2 chapters a day in Frindle, but I quickly realized that some of us needed to go at a slower rate, so we are only at chapter 5. It's all good though! I'm still really pleased with what we covered last week and how next week is looking. 


My BIG goal is to start small groups, but that's always my struggle with time. I'm hoping to, but it might not happen until we can get into more of a routine. 









You can grab a free copy of The Potato Chip Champ QR Code Questions here and you can find the story online for free here.

Hope you have a great week next week! :) :)

Want to share your visual plans? Link up with Mrs. Wills! :)





8 comments:

  1. I love your blog! I teach first grade and have wondered what it would be like teaching older kids so I live vicariously through you. I don't use a typical planner either and I may have a tip for you. For your little titles like 'objectives' you can print them on return address labels then all you do is peel and stick! I print out a whole page and it lasts a few months.

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    1. I love making my own stickers using address labels! I taught first for 4 years before moving to fifth :) :)

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  2. I absolutely love your blog! Your "Life in Fifth Grade" inspired the title for my "Life in Sixth Grade"! I'm just getting started on mine but wanted to share the admiration I have for your posts!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you've found my blog useful! :) :)

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  3. So cute! Where in the world did you get the speech bubble post-its?

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    1. Hobby lobby!!! Have you looked on Etsy at their sticky notes?? They have tons and I am OBSESSED!!! :)

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  4. Is there anyway you could send a basic outline of what you do everyday for the week? Like, Monday covers these topics and so on. I'm coming from third grade and not used to only having 90 minutes and it's pretty impossible to do everything everyday. Thank you! amritz@k12.wv.us

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    1. Hi Ashley! Check out these posts and see if they help :) :)
      http://www.lifeinfifthgrade.com/2015/07/1st-grading-period-pacing-guide-details.html
      http://www.lifeinfifthgrade.com/2015/07/a-typical-day-in-5th-grade-for-me-and.html
      http://www.lifeinfifthgrade.com/2015/07/a-typical-week-in-5th-grade-for-me.html

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