Friday, July 19, 2013

Back to School Planning a week it's been! It's funny how only two weeks after returning from my Winter break, it feels like I didn't have a break at all! Boy, were my kids off today, don't know whether it was the weather or that we were meant to have our sports day (but it got rained out), but they sure were hard work!

Anyway, today I thought I'd link up with Cara (First Grade Parade) and her Throwback Thursday linky. Since many of you are gearing up for the start of a new school year, I've chosen a post from January this year when I was getting ready for our back to school. 

Original Post from 13/01/13

I thought I'd share my planning for the first week back.  Because of the Australia Day public holiday on Monday, I'll share the first 4 days. 

My plans might change once I talk with the other teachers on my year level during our teacher days. Also, since I haven't taught Year 1 before, I might have to adjust things throughout the day. I've got no idea with timing with these littlies as well. I've generally put a chunk of time to do a couple of things (e.g. read a book, do a whole class activity and an individual activity) because I was unsure how long they'll take to get things done. But this is what I'm thinking of for Day 1 so far.

I haven't written them out word for word (whose got time for that?!) but it does just give a general overview. I've included links to documents as well as a few freebies. Since I'm in Australia, things like announcements and the pledge aren't included.


  1. This summer I have spent a lot of time learning how to implement Daily 5 and CAFE in my first grade classroom. I want to send you a huge THANK YOU for sharing your CAFE strategy cards on TeachersPayTeachers. I just printed them and have them already for the start of my school year. They are beautiful and I especially love the pictures you added to them, making them easy for young children to understand. Thank YOU!!!!!!
    First Grade Carousel

  2. Hi Maria, I'm so glad that you like them! When I made them up, I loved having them all ready for the year as it was one less thing to worry about. Good luck with your back to school preparations!

  3. Great looking plans! It's always nice to have them handy when the next school year rolls around. :-) I love how you included links in your plans...makes it super easy to find things. Thanks for sharing them!

    Craft of Teaching

    1. Glad you can use them Nicole, I've also included Days 2-3 on other blog posts if you want to check them out.



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