Friday, February 8, 2013

Lesson plans, Dental Health, and Sight Words

Working, working, working on getting my lesson plans finished.  

I have now made it to the end of April, however I do have some of the last few weeks finished, just not completely put together.  I now feel if I go into labor tonight (wishful thinking) I have enough planned and ready to go.
photo of lesson plans
Top view of lesson plans.  I actually have one more crate on the right. This is everything for the rest of the year.
I tried to put everything together that my sub would need.  Copies of what the students are completing and any projects they are working on.  Also, sight word flash cards and sight word word wall words.  Phonogram posters and word family posters.  Basically everything my sub will need for the week is in the crate week by week.  On some weeks I even added what books she will need to get from our library.
Photo of Lesson Plans
This has taken me a while to do, however I think it is worth it.  I really only had to make 2 weeks of lesson plans for my sub for when I leave, however I wanted to make sure my students were covering everything they needed to by the end of the year.

I do like how I have put everything together in the crates.  I may do this every year to help make the year flow better.

This week I had to test my students on sight words, phonograms, and letters for mid-terms.  Once I was finished assessing all the students I wrote down what each child missed.  Then I had my assistant write out flash cards for the students so they could practice at home.
Photo Flash cards

Photo of Flash cards

This week we also studied Dental Health.  Here are some of the writings we did.

The first writing we did together.
photo of dental health
The Dentist is my friend.
photo of Dental Health
The Dentist is my friend.
For the next writing, I gave the students a picture of a tooth and they had to write about it. 
Photo of Dental Health
I brush my teeth.
I wanted to concentrate on writing during this unit.  We have been working on starting with an uppercase and adding an end mark.

Kindergarten, 2nd -


  1. Wow!
    I had to plan for a half-day sub on Monday and here I thought that was a chore....My goodness! You are working so hard to make your sub's transition an easy one! KUDDOS to you my dear! Here's many happy wishes for the new beginnings heading your way!
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  2. You have one lucky sub! I love the organization of all your lesson plans...great idea using the crates!

    Jen's Kinder Kids

  3. I wrote out my lesson plans when I was out with my first child. The sub did great, but after two weeks, she ran my class her way! haha
    Oh, well!
    Hope it all works out great for you!
    Sharing Kindergarten

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