I was looking back to my last blog post, and sadly realized it was way back in September! 🙁 This has been quite a BUSY, STRESSFUL, and CRAZY year, at school and at home! I found out my principal accepted a new position in January and they are interviewing next week for her replacement; I helped my parents move into a new house; and I have been working on creating my own business! (More information about that will be coming soon as my blog will be merged with my website!) Lots of fun changes are coming though, and I’m super excited!
As I said, this has been a pretty tough year at school with many unforeseen challenges. Unfortunately, those challenges took up a lot of my time, and I wasn’t able to spend as much time on creating things and blogging about them as I had hoped. But, that’s all about to change… starting today! I’m happy to announce that I’ve FINALLY finished the next installment into my collection grade-level lesson plans!
I originally blogged about putting together a collection of 36 Kindergarten lessons to use for those unexpected times when you are sick and don’t have the energy to type of lesson plans for a substitute. I then created the 1st grade follow-up. I have received SO much positive feedback about these lessons, and I appreciate all the support and patience that everyone has given me as I tried to finish the 2nd grade plans!
Just like the Kinder and 1st Grade plans, the 2nd Grade plans include 36 separate lessons that cover a variety of skills/topics to take you through the school year such as:
Folktales: Fairy Tales, Fables, Tall Tales, Myths, and Legends
All activities are connected to a Fiction or Non-Fiction books that you most likely have in your class or library or can easily purchase on Amazon.com. I’ve included an outline that shows the order of lessons and the books that are used for planning purposes.
Each lesson page shows the week number, the skill/concept, and the book’s title and author at the top. Then there are 3 main sections including step-by-step directions, additional activities that can be used, and possible technology extensions. Here’s a sample of what the 2nd grade plans look like:
To keep things organized, I put a copy of each lesson page in a 3-ring sheet protector, and copies of any additional activities behind the page. Then I placed them in a binder. Depending upon how many of the activities you print, you can use a 1 1/2 or 2 inch binder. One new feature I added this time was the grade to the top of each of the 36 lesson plan pages in case you have purchased multiple grade levels. (That way if you use them with substitutes, they will know which lesson goes with which grade level.) I also updated both the Kinder and 1st grade plans to include this now as well. If you have already purchased them, simply re-download the file and you will have the updated forms.
If you would like the entire collection of 36 lessons, you can
Putting these plans together is always fun, but they definitely take a lot of time. I’ve decided to try something different with the 3rd grade plans. Instead of waiting until I have all 36 typed up and ready to go, I’m going to work on 6 week sections. Once I’ve completed 6 weeks of lessons, I’ll put them up in my store for $5. After I’ve finished all 36 lessons, I’ll create the bundle. My hope is that this will help me get the 3rd Grade plans out there to you all sooner! What do you think of this plan? I’d love to hear your feedback!