(Not sure about the capitals, capitals...)
Yesterday I shared the template I use to structure my day.
Looking at it in BlogContext made it as clear as... I bet you thought I was going to say MUD, but I was thinking more along the lines of chocolate pudding--because I like pudding and mud... well, I've never been a fan.
Can you tell that Friday giddiness is already taking hold and it is not yet 6 am?!
When I write my lesson plans, I just fill in the boxes with a scrawling shorthand that makes sense to me. If you've seen my handwriting, you would note that "shorthand" is a very generous adjective!
In order to share a legible copy, I typed the lessons in the boxes (and having such limited skills in the tech department... well, let's just say it almost took me longer to type it than to to teach it!)
I think that's how it went. It's already a bit of a fog--and I was there teaching it. Of course we didn't get through some of it (I like left-overs) and I had to make a few switcheroos, but we survived.
Our "Vivid Vocabulary" word today was cacophony. There's usually a story or drawing or hint to help them remember the words and definitions we study. After today's ramblings, I'm guessing a few kids went home confused enough to say that a cacophony is "the loud noise made by a bunch of people coughing." At least they understood the "noise" part!
One more note: I try to arrange the groups a bit randomly on the page so that it doesn't look quite like "high to low" or "low to high" to a parent or a child who sneaks a peek. Each small group has six or seven kids and I post the rotations on the Promethean Board so they know which tables to sit at... but that's the subject for another post!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend... with an extra hour of sunlight (or at least daylight) to enjoy!