Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Classroom Library & Lesson Plans

Hi friends! Okay, so I know I should be enjoying summer vacation, but I am so excited to get into my classroom to start organizing! Waiting another month will be agonizing for me, so I figured I'd get a head start working on whatever I can from home. Today I started working on my classroom library organization. I printed out my book basket labels and I also made matching stickers for the books, which will make it so much easier for the kids to keep everything organized! I'm thrilled with how these turned out!

If you like these, you can pick them up in my TpT store!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Chevron-Classroom-Library-Labels-1256904http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Polka-Dot-Classroom-Library-Labels-1256852

We also had our first PD day a couple weeks ago and it was so exciting to meet the other teachers I'll be working with! Since we're a small new school, there will only be four of us next year. We had a great time ordering furniture and materials, looking at curriculum, and planning out our daily schedule! Since I got my daily schedule, I was able to begin updating my lesson plan format. This is just a quick sample I made up and it will be more detailed once I get all the curriculum materials. I will post a complete version at some point when I've got the whole year planned out! If you're interested, you can download the template HERE

We have our next meeting in about a week, so I'm looking forward to doing some more planning and learning more details about my new school! I'll keep you all updated :)

21 comments:

  1. This looks great. Thanks for posting. Is that what your first week could look like with your kindergarten kids? Do you jump right into "what a good reader looks like" in that first week? I am a new teacher, so beginning of the year is a struggle! :)

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    1. Thanks Rebekah! This is just a quick mockup I made and doesn't necessarily represent my first week. I wouldn't usually jump right in...I usually start by building classroom community, teaching procedures/routines, name games and crafts, stories/songs about going to school, etc that first week. I'm at a new school this year and my team and I haven't met yet to plan out our pacing, so I'm not exactly sure how we're going to do it yet! I'll definitely post my first week plans when I finish them! Good luck in your first year :)

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  2. Wow, this looks amazing! I just started my TPT store, so I need to come follow yours and check out your products. What a GREAT idea to use stickers to categorize your books! Thanks!

    Chrissy
    www.everydaywiththejays.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Good luck with your store! How exciting! :)

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  3. What did you print the stickers on? Looks great!:)

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    1. Thanks! I printed them on Avery 1" Round Labels (6450).

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  4. Congrats on the new job! Can't wait to see you classroom & how you decorate it! I absolutely LOVE the Polka Dot book labels & would snap them up if I didn't already have my own labels.

    Learning at the Teacher Table

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  5. Child needs fun with the study to enjoy the childhood. So it's important to enroll your child in best school. I have enrolled my kid at Phoenix pre-k and they are giving their best too.

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  6. I love your lesson plans! Will you be posting more?

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  7. Your first set of lesson plans really helped me during my first year! I loosely based my schedule like yours and used some of your great activities. I am excited to see what your creativity has come up with for this year. You are one of my favorite bloggers! Keep up the good work!

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  8. Totally love your work!! When will you give us an update on the rest of your lesson plans? Can't wait to get them :)

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  10. Love your lesson plan. What is included in your "Phonics lesson 1, each of the units?"

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  11. Sorry "Phonics Unit 1, each of the lessons?"

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  12. Where did you get your book bins from?

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  13. I am a first-year Kindergarten teacher post-career change, too. I teach at a preschool where there is only one kindergarten class, so I have no experienced team of teachers to plan with. When I took the job, the curriculum had not been truly updated in 15 years. I have taken on the job of modernizing it and helping to align it with common core standards. If you would be willing to post your most recent lesson plans for the year, it would be amazingly helpful to me. I have been really impressed with your materials, and have used the common core assessment pack, classroom organization tools, and several literacy center ideas, but I am really struggling with pacing and planning. I need help figuring out what to focus each week/month in order to build skills in an effective way. Thank you!

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  14. Where did you go? I was looking forward to seeing the whole year's worth of plans!

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  15. Hi, Do you still have the Chevron Book Bin Labels available to purchase?

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  16. Do you still have the chevron book bin labels available to purchase. I love them!!

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  18. Do you still have your book bin labels? I love them! Can't find them on your TPT page.

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