Sorry it's been so long since I have last updated. In August we put an offer in on a house and we are now ALMOST ready for closing (should be any day now :D ). I also just put in my application for graduate school. Needless to say, my weekends (and weeknights) are getting really busy with work that isn't school related and I don't want my lesson plans to suffer. Staying after one night a week isn't working for me right now. Every time I plan on staying late there is something time sensitive that I have to do at home (usually mortgage paperwork). I decided to create a chart of my schedule for the week. My columns are the days of the week and my schedule is the rows. I've also included a To Do column AND row. I can quickly map out my plans for the week as well as a to-do list for each group and a to-do list for each day. Now Monday morning I can type out my plans for the week and make copies for the week during preps. It only takes me 5 - 10 minutes to quickly map out my week and by the end of it, I also have a list of everything I need to create, copy, and find for the week. It breaks up the task of planning into smaller chunks of time which is helpful right now when I only have small pieces of free time!
As always, I hope this helped some of you!
Until next time,