The start of school is right around the corner. I can’t help but to start thinking of school right after the 4th of July. I start thinking of what I need to do to get ready in my classroom and what I need to prepare for the new school year. I like to have everything copied and ready to go because there is always the last minute meetings, or unexpected situations come up.
I know I get so busy getting the classroom ready, name tags everywhere, looking over new material, and organizing and suddenly it’s a week before school I have lesson plans to do!
This LESSON PLAN BUNDLE is perfect to start out the year. It has a lesson plan and all the packets that go with the lesson plan to start out the year. Many of the packets are used throughout the whole year.
Daily Packets Throughout the Year
Sign-In Daily Bundle – I start the year with first names and later in the year last names. It’s great to see the improvement all year. It is part of the morning jobs before the school day begins.
Math Daily Journal- September– This is one of the 9 monthly math journals. It follows the math common core and activities and ideas found in Everyday Math. It is a morning job. Each day there is a skill the kiddos must figure out by drawing and gathering information to answer the question.
Assessing Daily with a Pocket Chart and Cards– This is a comment I received on this product,”I have been using these assessment cards every day this year with my students. I am amazed how this daily check in technique teaches skills that they must know. The daily cards are a great way to make a connection with every student as the day begins.”
Free Play Management and Procedure– Free Play is an important part of every day. I like how this is outlined. It helped me organize how I wanted Free Play to look in my classroom, less chaos and more fun.
Monthly Packets throughout the Year
Assessment Developmental Monthly Progress-I love this assessment. Each month I see improvement and so do the kids. It is a great resource to show parents during conferences. There is always improvement and very positive.
100 Days of School – I love this unit. It is an excellent way teach every 10th day of school. You will be amazed how well the kiddos know and understand numbers. Every 10 days the unit includes an art project, a number game, and a fun experience with a puppet named Zelda Zero.
Music Playlists Throughout the Year- This Freebie is the Monthly songs I use in my classroom each month.
Birthday Fun– A mini-unit to introduce Birthday Celebrations in the classroom. This unit helps direct how to celebrate birthdays in the classroom.
Back to School-Hop into a New School Year.- A fun back to school unit with many activities centered on a FROG theme. This theme will make you and the kiddo excited to “Hop into a new school Year”.
Shapes – Math Unit– A very good unit to teach shapes in many different ways with great hands on activities.
Autumn Apple Math and Literacy– A fun unit to teach in the month of September. The kiddos love the APPLE theme with all the activities and games.
Counting Apples– This is a dice math games. The kiddos love this game.
Writer’s Workshop Topic Picture/Word Cards– The Writer’s Workshop cards are excellent to help generate ideas for Writer’s Workshop. I love the discussion that takes place and the ideas that flow!
Alphabet Cards-Uppercase and Lower case- Number cards 1-100-One of my favorite activities. It provides excellent practice in learning both the letters and numbers. I make class sets of these cards, different colors to help sort and organize.
Alphabet Uppercase/Lowercase Matching Game– My kiddos love this fun matching game. I make this into a class game, but is a great learning center game for small groups too.
The Lesson Plans
Lesson Plans the First Month of School – The LESSON PLAN is a outline for the first month of the school year. It includes all the unit packets above. It outlines a day of Morning Jobs, Morning Meeting, Writers Workshop Ideas, Readers Workshop, Centers, Free Play and Content areas.
The LESSON PLAN BUNDLE will make your start of the year great!
If you want to excite your kiddos with the fun activities to start out your school year, and don’t want to make your own worksheets, enjoy this product. You can find Lesson Plan Bundle-First Month of School Plans and Activity Packets in my Teacher Pay Teacher Store You will have kiddos caught up in the excitement of the beginning of the school year.
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