This past two weeks have been crazy busy. Not only school started, but I have been trying to keep up with everything else. My students and I have been getting to know each other by working in groups and teams. It has been quite a learning curve at my new school; I am just starting to get a good idea of how things run.
One of the most challenging things has been switching back and forth between languages using academic vocabulary. In English it seems to be much easier as words come and go without any issues. However, it is a different story in Spanish. While I have a strong command of the language, I feel that at times I am left without words…searching for the right term, ‘that’ specific word.
My weekly agendas are very detailed and time consuming, but they are both my guide and road map. Without them I am literally lost. Yet, I am really blessed to be working with another teacher who is not afraid of the challenge and most importantly organization. When I started working at a school that required this type of organization, at first I thought it was ridiculous, but as the months and years passed, I cannot believe I made it for quite a few years without it.
In this post, I am sharing my lesson plans for reading for this week. Again, they are a guide and often I take a detour to address what I feel my students need more work.
I would love to hear and read from other teachers out there. How do you plan your week? Are you very detailed or an outline works for you? I am always looking for ways to be efficient. Feel free to drop a line and any suggestions are always welcomed.
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