I know the title of this series is to "Work Smarter, Not Harder," but it seems that I am SO in the summer mode (and after 9 days of rest and relaxation on vacation), I am finding it extremely hard to even think about working! Anyone else having this problem???
Good thing that I've made a list of items to discuss for this series or I would already be out of things to say! LOL
This coming school year, we are going to begin with a "Once Upon a Time in 2nd Grade" theme. (We are even having matching t-shirts made for the teachers to wear on the first day!) We are required to do "Instructional Read-Alouds" daily in our reading group. Each teacher has chosen a fairytale to begin the year. Each teacher will also complete a read aloud lesson plan for the fairytale with vocabulary words, writing activities, differentiation, etc. Then we plan to rotate our book each week. Voila'! 10 weeks of instructional read-aloud lesson plans for each teacher, with only 1 week's worth of work. Doesn't get much better than that! (I'm hoping this will work so well, that I can persuade everyone to continue with this plan...Just think...for the entire year I would only have to make FOUR lesson plans!) WOW!!! It couldn't get much smarter than that!
Hmmm...I'm wondering if I can talk each teacher into doing 1 week's worth of science lesson plans, social studies lesson plans.......hahaha!!!
Do you do anything along these lines that makes your school year smarter and not harder?
Now, I guess it's time to get out of vacation mode...I've got gardening to do, windows to wash, porches to sweep...
But, before I go...here's a FREEBIE for you!