Back in my third grade days, my awesome team and I shared the same lesson plan template. It was great because we often shared lesson plan writing duties for certain subjects and could just email the template back and forth. This worked really well, because it was back in the days before I discovered dafont.com and downloaded a bajillion fonts on my computer that that others don't have at school and word documents could be shared easily. Now that I hoard all kinds of fonts from all over the web, not so much. ;) It looked like this.
Loved seeing the week at glance. Hated Times New Roman and the tables in Word if you need more space in one column. Only the good Lord knows how many times I wanted to scream, yell, and throw my keyboard out the window when my table went onto the next page.
Last year, I went through lots of different templates, but I never quite found one that worked for me. You can read more about that, here. One of the things I really liked about using a whole page for a day template last year was that it was much easier to write sub plans, as I tended to be a little bit more detailed, and I could just leave the lesson plan page in a pinch, like a meeting, etc.
I played around today and came up with this. At the beginning of the week, I have this Week in a Peek sheet where I can list our overall scope and sequence for the week. Plus spaces for my intervention focus skills/groups. This is the first time we've done ELA intervention groups as a grade level at the same time, so I'm sure this template will change, but I really like having a rough map of the week and a place to list my centers/intervention groups for math.
I'm fortunate that we don't have to submit our plans weekly and we have the freedom to create plan templates that work best for us. Our plans are reviewed twice a year though by our administration. Again this is very much a draft. I'm not sure I'm crazy about it yet, but at least it's a start.
I also created a VERY rough draft of my grade level's daily behavior check in.
I'm not sure how I feel about this one yet. I like the color coding and number coding, but I'm still playing around with the words. I've never really had success with a daily check in sheet like this, so I'm hoping the coloring and number coding makes it more manageable and hoping that fourth graders are responsible/independent enough to color their calendar on their own. My second graders NEVER got the hang of it and I kinda just gave up! I am continuing my clip chart again, but modifying a bit to fit my needs a little more since I will be doing ED full inclusion, so I just picked colors for the color coding at the top.
I plan on copying this on the back for days that just need a little bit more communication than just a number code.
Any thoughts? Are either one of these something you be interested in seeing in my TpT store? Friends who have used behavior calendars, any tips for me? Behavior calendars are a tool that my grade level has found very helpful in the past for informing parents of behavior and for documentation for conferences/meetings, so I'm hoping to finally find something that works for me! :)