Have you noticed that everyone is planning for next year? Well, they are not alone. I am working away on next year. I will be teaching second, fourth and sixth grades. Thus far, I have my goals for each child (they will write their own goals during the first week of school) and my blocks scheduled out. I am also in the process of finding resources for each block.
Parks (second grade): 1) Read instructions independently 2)Reciprocity in discussions (he likes to take over the discussions) 3) journal 4)begin reading silently 5)work independently for 30 minutes 6)increase his independence with communicating his emotions and needs
Sawyer (fourth grade): 1) Independent with writing a well-thought out and planned paragraph 2) increase in critical thinking 3) increase awareness of cause and effect 4) time management skills 5)Begin vocabulary 6) Learn organization skills essential to learning
Sims (sixth grade): 1) Begin note taking with research 2)increase independence with reading and activities 3)time management skills 4)Vocabulary 5)Independent with writing a well planned 5 paragraph paper 6) Journaling
3 weeks-form drawing and geography (Sims-Europe, Sawyer- North Carolina, Parks-World) Everyone will do this block together; however, they will each focus on a different area.
6 weeks- Sims will do business math. Sawyer will do her first man/animal block and Parks will do heroes and saints.
8 weeks- Sims will work on Rome. Sawyer will work on the Norse myths and fractions. Parks will work on folk tales and time.
6 weeks- group block on geology and biomes.
6 weeks- Sims will work on Medieval Times. Sawyer will complete her second man/animal block and Parks will work on animal legends.
5 weeks-group block on physics.
In addition to the blocks, each child has daily work. They will all be using Teaching Textbooks for math, growing with grammar for language skills, and apples and pears for spelling. In addition to this, they will read and journal daily.
Once I get more specifics on each block, I will get them posted. How are your plans going for next year? If you have any ideas on the above blocks or grade levels, I would love to hear them!