All right friends, raise your hand if you're a planner like me. I HATE waiting till the last minute to do lesson planning and the longer I teach, the more I want to put a long term plan in the works as soon as possible. I don't mean full lesson plans, but a general idea of what we'll be focusing on when. Our district has always had a prescribed scope and sequence detailing the standards to be taught during each three week period, and our team has supplemented it themes.
So here are some of the themes we use each year:
Do you teach in themes? Are there any other themes you would add?