Second Grade Nest: Thursday Planning... Always the Most Tedious Day of the Week!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thursday Planning... Always the Most Tedious Day of the Week!



Lesson Plan tips, template, and paper organization- getting ready for the upcoming week


So, lesson plans are due tomorrow at 4:00, but this is what mine look like at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday morning. My feet are DRAGGING to be productive this week on school work. My mind has been wrapped up in finishing my Kindergarten Morning Work Packs (which I'll blog about at the bottom). 
Lesson Plan tips, template, and paper organization- getting ready for the upcoming week
As you can see, my template, standards, and targets are just fine... but I'm missing a LOT of chunk!!! 

Next step. Finally finish lesson plans during planning. YAY!! Lesson Plan tips, template, and paper organization- getting ready for the upcoming week
Monday through Friday all ready to go! 
Emailed to my curriculum specialist already. 

After lessons are done, I can create my piles of copies I need to make. 
These are usually copied during my lunch time or planning time. 
Lesson Plan tips, template, and paper organization- getting ready for the upcoming week

Then... 
I gather my centers activities for a laminating and cutting party. 
Lesson Plan tips, template, and paper organization- getting ready for the upcoming week
One of the Kindergarten assistants went to Sam's for me last night to get me the bulk pack of laminate for just $20. 

Walmart... $14 for 50 sheets
Sams... $20 for 200 sheets
Only problem is I don't have a membership to Sam's.  

Lesson Plan tips, template, and paper organization- getting ready for the upcoming week
And this paper cutter is my BEST friend.
My boyfriend's mother gave me this. She is a retired art teacher and didn't need it anymore. I cannot express how much time this cutter has saved me since I started using it.  

Lesson Plan tips, template, and paper organization- getting ready for the upcoming week

Phew.... what a long day. I feel like with teaching, lesson planning, laminating, and cutting, my day flew by really quickly, but at least I'm ready for next week! 

I'm certain that the reason I was so slammed with work today was because I kept pushing it off all week. I have been so excited about creating a Kindergarten Morning Work set for my Kindergarten friends and my TPT friends! 

Check them out.

You can grab one sample freebie from each of the sets if you click each link then click Download Preview once at the page! 
Kindergarten Morning Work
Made for Quarter 1 

Kindergarten Morning Work
Made for Quarter 2

Kindergarten Morning Work
Made for Quarter 3

Kindergarten Morning Work
Made for Quarter 4

Thanks for reading!! 

8 comments:

  1. Whew! Busy lady! And they wonder what teachers do all day??!
    Your morning packets look good!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized

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  2. I'm sooo jealous that your plans are ready for next week! My goal this week was to have them done by Friday afternoon (our lessons are due on Tuesdays, but I haaate doing them on Sunday.. and Monday.. and Tuesday morning..). And let's just say.. I haven't started them yet! Oiyy

    Your packets look great! =)

    Ashley
    The Resource Room Teacher

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  3. I'm so glad to hear that someone else has lesson plans due on Fridays....mine are due at 8am. It makes for a rough Thursday evening, but I'm glad I don't have to think about it over the weekend.

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  4. Wow - the many many things we have to do as teachers that isn't the actual teaching!

    So, you have to turn in your lesson plans each week? That seems like a lot! They are due the Friday before you teach them? I'm so surprised by this and so impressed that you were able to get ALL that done! You should be proud of yourself! The morning work packets look awesome - I can see why they were distracting you to be finished. Hope you can relax now and enjoy the weekend :)

    Melissa
    First Grade Smiles

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  5. Oh my goodness Jessica - I would hate to have to turn my plans in each week. Elementary teachers have enough to do already. Bless your heart! Your packs are very cute though. Have an awesome weekend.
    Vicky
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

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  6. Your stuff looks great! I can't wait to get a mini laminator and I definitely couldn't live without my paper cutter! It makes everything easier :)

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  7. The lessopn plan template loosk great! I may have to 'steal' the format :)
    My never get checked...unless I am observed. I love meeting super organized teachers!
    Tania
    My Second Sense

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  8. I had to laugh when you mentioned Sam's Club laminate... I am a "supplier" for my friend too! Too funny!! But worth it for the best deal in town!
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

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