Monday, March 12, 2012

K-2 Linky Party and Planning Ahead

Jeannie at Kindergarten Lifestyle is having a Linky Party for Kindergarten through Second Grade blogs.  Go check it out and get a list of some great blogs!  This is especially useful for a new blogger like myself!

I returned to school today after a too short Spring Break!  It seems like March has only just begun but yet I have to already think ahead to April.  What?Why?? you may ask.  I have to organize work that I need copied for myself and my team. 

 At my school we have an Instructional Focus Calendar that shows what lesson we will be teaching, in each subject, for each day for the entire school year.  Each team works together to create this monster of a document.

Do you/your team/your school have something similar?
Back to planning for April...I have to look at April's IFC and the lessons that will be taught and decide what I want copied for me and my team (one of my duties).  Each teacher is only allotted 500 1000 (limit raised after spring break) copies for the school year.  This adds up very quickly if you run things off double sided.

If we turn items in to be approved by admin. as a team, the copies are not deducted from our limit and we do not have to supply the paper for those copies.  The items have to be turned in early enough so that enough time is allotted for admin. to go over and approve our copies and then.... finally... the copies...are made :)
What is your copy policy at school?  I am very curious :)

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luckeyfrog said...

At my last school, we had to use our copy code, but they were only tracking where copies were going so that they could look into limiting it later. In my school now, we haven't copy code, no limit, no paper restrictions, and we can make copies dring any prep. We do have parent volunteers though that copy for us if we work ahead, and students each bring a ream of copy paper at the beginning of the year as supply.

Michael said...

Copies, copies copies! In a fast paced world of video games and 3D, pencil and paper is still a rudimentary foundation for learning in the primary years. I don't understand the limits or 'approvals', especially when those approving the copies (or not) haven't planned the lesson that best meets your students' needs.
Anyway, so far the policy seems to be working at my current school, trusting the educators!

Heather Mathews said...

Holy guacamole. We have a limit for copies, but it's pretty high. I can't believe you have to supply your own paper! I don't know if I could plan out my entire year. I barely get a week planned at a time. I'm following you :) Come and check me out, too.


Sara S. said...

Wow! That's a lot of planning ahead of time. I try to do that but I feel like there are so many things that are constantly changing and affecting what I teach. And we don't have copy limits - we just get yelled at a lot! That must make things challenging.

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade

Kaleigh said...

Cute blog Danielle! I just found your blog on the linky party and now follow you! Stop by my blog if you get a chance :)

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mtompkins said...

Love your cute blog! I also found you through the linky party. I'm a new follower. :) I'd love it if you stopped by my blog too.

WILD About First Grade!

Jeannie Partin said...

Thanks so much for linking up to my k-2 linky!! I love all these amazing blogs like yours!!

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Valerie said...

Oh my! Who doesn’t love a great linky party? Especially when we can make new friends!
I found you on the K-2 linky and now I’m your newest follower. I’d love for you to come visit me sometime!
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Danielle said...

Thanks everyone for finding me so I could find you! The k-2 linky party has been great for finding new friends!

coll said...

Love the Journey's Unit. I teach first grade and we just started using it. If you have anything from the beginning of the year.. that would be GREAT!

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