Last year I made a long-term, whole year plan, for all academic areas! While it was a lot of work, it was a lifesaver in the long run. Weekly planning was so much easier because I already had things laid out. It also was easy to make sure I hit everything because I spent time over the summer making sure each standard was covered in the long-term plans.
I got my layout idea this year from Primary Punch. She laid out her 3rd grade plans in a very easy to read fashion and I made a version like hers, but with our standards, resources, etc.
So…here is my baby…the big project I spent many, many, many, many hours on….
Our school year is broken up into trimesters. I have two pages for each trimester and each subject area is included. As you can see some projects, standards, units take more than a week and some take only a week.
In addition to the basic, year-long plan. I also planned out Writing Workshop and Math in much more detail. I used Lightbulbs and Laughter’s cute year-long calendar and planned out each day. Again, this takes time, but again will save me time down the road.
Here are my Writing Workshop plans for September:
A close up of my WW plans for September…
Here are my math plans for September. We use a combination of enVisions, Investigations, CGI, our own resources, etc….
A close-up of math plans..
Thank you for stopping by to check out how I plan for the year! I highly recommend doing year-long planning if you have the time. It really does make the school year run smoother and takes a little stress of your plate.