Peek at My Week 9/1
I am doing this for the first time EVER, and I am starting with the first week of school.
Tomorrow is our first day of school, and I really should be in bed, but I am going to write this first.
I have yet to post about my teacher binder, but my lessons go left to right for days. My five classes I prep for are down the side. I wasn't sure I would get all five on one sheet, but it is important that I see the whole week at once.
We are doing a handbook launch this year where we do one important section of our handbook an hour for the whole week. That is what you see circled in blue.
TDIH/DGP is my mainstay social studies bell ringer. I already blogged about that HERE.
I really hate get-to-know-you games, so I don't play them. However, I had several educational experiences (conferences, books, training) this summer that led me to do something this year, so I used an idea from Love, Teach, personality puzzles pieces for psychology, and this cool form from Mr. Meyer for Civics. It is enough without those annoying games. I can't do the same thing with each class because of cross-over in student lists.
I am also making it a point to go over my expectations every day of the first week, and probably next Monday too. I am asking them to describe my expectations and create some of their own...NORMS if you will.
Here is the other page. I love that I can just circle the standards. If someone really wants to know that they are, they can look them up like I have to. I doubt administration ever took the time to look them up.
I am still fleshing out AP Psychology for Thursday and Friday...hence the gaping holes. Civics looks crazy busy; I've never taught that class before and am not sure what to expect, so we will see tomorrow. Wish me luck!