October 1, 2011
I’ve used this template for the past few years and it has worked really well for me.
I wanted to create a template that would use the entire page and leave plenty of space for the subjects needed. So…
The sidebar on the left is for the subjects/activities that require little information, just notes about lunch duty, homework, etc.
The top bar is to keep track of our spelling unit and activity for the day, as well as the math game(s) we’ll be using.
And the four larger boxes are for the lesson plans in all major subjects. We are not required to write any specific sort of lesson plans in our school–just to document what we do in each subject. This amount of space has been just enough for me to pencil in our day.
And speaking of our day, I really do love this whole day-at-a-glance layout! I have tried so many variations over the years…a week at-a-glance, a day written out over two pages…but I was never really happy with them.
This one is great for me because I can have my binder lying open and see everything at once–in case I need to refer back to my plans. And it only uses 5 pages for the week.
So…I am sharing this file as a Word document, that way you can modify as needed (if you are interested in this template).
I know this won’t be for everyone, because lesson plan templates are so personal…it’s really important to find one that works for you and it can be hard to do so. If you are searching for that perfect template, my good friend Ms. M. has a wonderful array of lesson plan options at her blog, A Teacher’s Plan…and she even does customized orders, which is so cool. That girl has quite the knack for colorful, organized, and eye-catching lesson plan templates–you must check them out if you haven’t already!
How do you like to organize your lesson plans? Have you used the same system for awhile now, or do you evolve your plans each year? I hope some of you can adapt this one!