Saturday, October 18, 2014

Daily 5 Post-It Lesson Plan-Bright Idea

Daily 5 Post It Lesson Plans
I'm back!!!!! I know I have disappeared from blogland for several months. I needed a break and was getting way too overwhelmed with my little first grade nuggets. They are my first priority. 

I wanted to share an idea I came up with to keep me organized. As you know, I am a HUGE Daily 5 fan and still implement in my own classroom. I change things up from year to year and try to make them better. Anything to make my life easier, yes please! 

I was walking the aisles of Target one day...of course the post it aisle. I have always had a post it obsession and now it's COMPLETELY sort of out of control (according to the hubs). 
Post It Sub Plans

I posted this photo on IG the other day and noticed there are some other post-it fanatics out there. 

I was making sub plans which we all know are so painful to do. So I decided to show my IG fans how I make them pretty and more organized for my sub. I thought I should share this here too! 

I always have plenty of these handy for when I need to put them on stacks of paper. It makes it easier on me and my sub. I like to see certain papers and some I want to make sure go home. I also don't want my interactive math, reading, or language arts papers to be mixed up with something from my regular lesson plans which has happened one too many times. 

post it note lesson plans

Here is a close up of my Daily 5 Post It lesson plans. For my guided reading groups I always use specific colors. For example, group 1 is always pink, group 2 is always yellow. I do this for both my guided reading and math groups.
I keep extra post-its on Saturday and Sunday for easy access. Some extra post-its have their reading levels on them as well.
post it note lesson plans

I keep these plans on my small group table for quick and easy reference. I can even have the students run up to my lesson plans to tell me which group I have for that particular day. If you noticed the arrow that says "today" that is how they know. If I need to know what group I have for math then they just flip the page. I also have tabs for when I know I am assessing or when I have a sub. If something comes up, which it always does, I can simply adjust my post its and shift them as needed. Notice how I write my plans underneath the post-it? Make sure you write in pencil in case you have to change your lessons. You can always use arrows too!


post it note lesson plans

 As you can see below you start with a template for the size post its you will be using. For this particular calendar it comes with full adhesive 2x2 post its. After you print out a plain sheet you will then insert a text box and type in the text you want to appear on each note. I found this template by doing a google search for free post it note templates. After you have your text the way you want it then you have to place the post it notes on the blank post it page and insert it into your printer. Each printer is different so I can't give you a tip on which way to put it in.

post it note lesson plans

For more bright ideas from a variety of other bloggers, please browse through the link-up below and choose a topic/grade level that interests you. Thanks for visiting!




4 comments:

  1. Is the weekly planner a full year's worth of planning pages?
    I love how colorful your plans are when they're all set for the week!
    LeAnne
    Hangin' with Mrs. Cooper

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  2. This looks so great! I love color, I love post its and I love being organized. I'm hooked! Thanks for sharing!

    :) Shelley

    The Write Stuff Teaching

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  3. If you are a teacher than planning is very crucial part of your life. Teacher planners are big need of any teacher to get organized. personal statement fellowship

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