Sunday, August 6, 2017

Lesson Planning Binder and My Scope & Sequence Curriculum Map for the 2017-2018 School Year!

It may have taken 16 years, but I feel EXTREMELY organized heading back into a brand-new school year in First Grade!  I was inspired by several teachers in Tara West's Facebook Group to design and create a lesson planning system that would "house" all the nuts & bolts of my teaching curriculum into ONE, (yes, ONE)  easy-reference binder.  Teachers, let me just say IT CAN BE DONE!!!  
I made a short video to share with you on what my binder looks like and what major items are found in each tab.  Take a look!! :)

Tab 1 in binder is my pacing guide which I am happy to share with you today!  I have mapped out everything except Science/STEM.  I plan on recording that as I go this year since I have purchased new materials so I will add that in each week.  The rest of my year is laid out and I feel super-excited to share our first grade learning adventures with you!

If you would like to download my 2017-2018 Curriculum Scope & Sequence Pacing Calendar, click on the image above or click here.

If you would like to download my monthly theme-based calendar, click here or on the image below.

Stay tuned for a new blog post on my updated front-loading lessons for The Daily 5 Launch!



  1. Oh my word, this is ah-maz-ing!!! Good thing I have a couple of days to put together an awesome teacher binder. This was very inspirational!!!

    1. Coming from you Alyce, that makes my heart skip a beat!!! Thank you so much!!! xoxo

  2. I agree that this is amazing. Do you sell your planning template? I'd buy a copy in a heartbeat.

  3. I also LOVE that you do watermelon science too.

    1. Thank you so very much!!! Watermelons, Apples, and Pumpkins are my favorite themes for Science!!!


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