Its no secret that I'm a planner. And lesson planning is no exception. I'm new at digital scrapping, but I'd thought I'd take a go at making the cover for my summer lesson plan book. So there you have it! My lesson plan inserts are landscape and are meant to be back to back so that when you are looking at the entire 8 subject columns, the title headings are on the far left. This lesson plan layout is designed for pre-K. I'll have to provide you with feedback after the summer is over how it worked!
I'm providing you a printable if you want it, but I warn you, I don't have the graphic design finesse that other mommy bloggers have, but if you want it, you are welcome to it. Click HERE or on either of the pages for link to the Google Doc pdf.
[The digital papers and embellishments are called "Note2selfadd" and were downloaded from www.biograffiti.com.]
|Columns read: Play/Music; Arts & Crafts; Life Skills; Science|
As a classroom teacher I always made my own lesson books so I could utilize the best use of space--efficiency...that's my game! So here's how I organized it. The top row categorizes the subject areas, the next row is for a description of what tasks should be accomplished that week. The bottom row is a place for reflection, accomplishments, notes to myself about which items my son still needs to work.
|Columns read: Math; Handwriting; Alphabet/Phonics; Read Alouds|
So here's my thinking. Most lesson plan books also have the days of the week M-F, but since this lesson plan book is for summer, I'm taking a bit more casual approach to what we accomplish. Each weekend I'll take time to reflect on the previous week to decide what tasks should be accomplished the following week. However, I want to plan with a bit more flexibility, just looking at what I want to accomplish each week, not each day. I want this mindset because I imagine I'll more likely be writing in what we did, not letting the planning get in the way of our summer fun!
This our first go at homeschooling, and its sort of a test for us as parents and for our son. Any wisdom you have for us is welcomed, but be kind. We know it is not easy, we are ready to work hard, and know that everyday will not be a daily celebration of learning! So I'm hoping we have level heads about it. Just trying to find our way, and determine God's will for our family!