Sunday, August 31, 2008
The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.
My plan book starts at the beginning of the week looking like this (click to enlarge) and even this is a little messy, with stuff left over from the previous week.....but
...by the end of the week it ends up looking like this (click to enlarge)!
There's nothing wrong with this...it's just that the plans for the week never quite go as planned. So I check off what I get done in a day and draw arrows when things get moved and by the end of the week, I'm the only one who knows what ends up. I would say that each week, 2-3 things end up moving to the following week. You never can tell what will click with a kid and what they just won't get and you'll then have to review and reteach the next day.
Am I the only one that thinks the school day and year should be longer. We attend from 8 am to 2 pm right now. I wish I had just one more hour a day with them. When I was a kid my school year was from Labor Day to the end of June. I think we should start in mid-August and go to the end of June. I think six weeks off is plenty in the summer. What do you think?
Labels: FREEDOM OF SPEECH