You have probably heard this adage a time or two, but have you ever followed it? This will be the second year in a row that I am switching grades (last year I switched from 7th grade math to 3rd grade and this year I am moving up to 4th), and I don't want to feel like I don't know where I'm going. So, I used the curriculum map we have from our school district, and added the things that aren't there (science, social studies, grammar, and writing) to create a set of Long-Term plans for the year. Even if I don't stick to it 100%, I feel better having a plan to cover everything I need to during the year.
It didn't print out 100% perfectly, but since I' m the one who is using it, I'm ok with that. If any of you know how to fix it, I'm all ears :)
I have put the plans in the back of my lesson planning notebook for future reference as I start working on individual units. The front of my lesson plan book is for my weekly plans and monthly calendars where I will list out everything including special events, assemblies, etc.
I will be sharing my complete book in a little bit - I bought the Staples Circa I had my eye on and am working on customizing it to fit for me.
I have uploaded the Excel version of this document so that you can edit it and use it if you would like - setting it up took forever, so I thought I would save you some time. It is a freebie, and all you have to do to get it is to like my Facebook page here. It is in the Facebook Fan Freebie tab.
Do you make long term plans?