...I am the teacher, I am the teacher.
Anyone else feel that way?
I am yet again facing Organization Monster. I will win (maybe)!
Want to get organized with me? Here is what you need...
- a binder (2 inch or larger)
- Post It Tabs (I got mine at Staples)
- Clear page Protectors
You will also need a few printables. For this project I printed out my free organizational binder pages. Click on the picture to snag them for FREE by liking my Facebook page.
My cutie Common Core Standards. If you would like a copy of the cutie standards, they are exclusive freebies on my Facebook page- hop over and like it to get it FREE! I have 1st- 5th grades completed!
Adorable printable calendar by Molly from Classroom Confections (only 1.75 on TpT).
Last year I tried using teacher organizational binders and they were a big step in the right direction, but after some reflecting I could have tweaked a few things to make them more efficient and effective.
So I have. Want to join me in getting started?!
This is my planning binder. It will contain all the things I need to keep track of assessments and planning (I hope).
Lesson Plans: We are required to complete out lesson plans online using the program OnCourse. I still like to print out a copy and take notes on them as needed. I am just going to print them out and hole punch them an add them here : ).
Grading: This will not be student works samples. I am thinking more like checklists and a spread sheet of student performance. We do standard based reporting on a scale of 1 (does not meet, 2 (progressing), 3 (meets), 3+ (exceeds) so will look less like a grade book and more like checklists.
Calendar- I have a copy of all my district provided calendars in this section- we have about a million!
Standards and Pacing Guides- In this section I have my super cute Common Core Standards and then this adorable pink and black calendar set by Molly from Classroom Confections. I went ahead and printed them out and dated them. My partner and I then plan for each quarter based on our student's needs. Since I teach in a co-taught setting, sometimes our pace is a little different than the other classrooms :). I find when we actually sit and talk about what our kids needs and look at the schedule in a realistic, imperfect, chaos filled- new-activity-thrown-in way, we can actually accomplish MUCH more than the "pie in the sky" pacing guides I used to make in the past. When I took the picture I hadn't written in August yet. I think I need a more current picture! I also included my "I Can" statements in this section as well.
Psssttt...Don't forget to click on over to my Facebook page for a short and long vowel assessment freebie ;)! Enjoy!
Whew! I think that is it!