Yesterday we talked about how to purge our brain so that we can begin the planning process for the new school year.
Today we are going to talk about how we can use that worksheet to create a pacing calendar or road map for a successful school year.
Does the word planning give you the hives? We know that planning is part of what we need to do, but it doesn’t mean that it has to stress us out. When we create a pacing calendar to map out our school year it will help relieve that unneeded stress.
So let’s start today by using our worksheet from yesterday and the post-it note template from today.
First download the template here.
Now print the first sheet onto cardstock so that you can stick small sticky notes to it.
Next type in all of the interest that you came up with yesterday. If you feel that you need more ideas think of the seasons, those are always a natural interest to children. After you have everything typed, place the cardstock with the sticky notes face down in your printer.
If you don’t want to use post-it notes than you might be interested in my theme base planning stickers here.
You are now ready to start planning. Spread out your calendars, first mark your holidays and seasonal breaks. Next move around your notes until you find the right fit.
Still need a calendar you can find calendar templates in the Teachers Dream Planner or you can sign up here and get blank calendar templates for free.
I'm Tami Sanders creator of Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers, a blog to help teachers create magical moments for the young.