In the perfect world all my planning would be done during the planning time allotted during my day. However, I obviously don't live in the perfect world because I never seem to have time to plan during this time. I'm busy emailing parents, copying papers, grading work, or organizing materials for the next lessons. IF I'm lucky I can sneak in a bathroom break.
So Saturday is usually my planning day, when I don't have a gymnastics or swim meet for my own kiddos, then it's Sunday if I do. I usually start first thing in the morning and easily put in 4-5 hours getting planned for the following week. It seems like it has been this way forever.
But, I'm curious how other teachers get it done.
- Do you actually plan during your "planning time" at school? If so, how do you manage all the other "stuff"?
- If you don't do it during "planning time", when DO you plan?
- How far in advance do you plan? One week? A month? Day-by-day?
Inquiring minds want to know!