I spent a good chunk of time after my lovely overnight oats breakfast working on lesson plans for the first week and a half of school. We’re about to leave for the mall, so I’m going to make this quick.
I decided to use Google calendar this year rather than buy a lesson plan book. Not only does it save me money ($11) but it means I can see my lessons through iCal on both my home and work MacBooks, on my iPhone, the iPad, and through gmail if I’m somewhere else and for some reason don’t have my phone (ha, yeah right).
If I’m using my phone, it looks like this:
Nice and clean, huh?
I think once I get used to using it, I’m going to like it a lot better. Since I obviously type much faster than I write, I can quickly jot down a lot of details of what I want to do that day which will make things much easier on a weekly and daily basis.
The next step (tomorrow) is to start creating word docs for warm ups, lessons, homework, etc. I want to create a DropBox with tons of Algebra 2 materials like my co-workers did for Geometry. It will be a good amount of work, so I really don’t know why I’m volunteering myself, single-handedly at the moment, but in the end it will be very helpful to a lot of people, better organized (for me anyway), and will help us move toward the Common Core Standards.
Now it’s off to the mall!