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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Our 2012-2013 Kindergarten Pacing Guide


Earlier this week, I got together with my Kindergarten co-workers and we were able to finish our pacing guide for the year. The best part was, we got to meet our co-workers new baby boy! Can you believe we actually got anything done when there was a sweet baby around?

We no longer follow a basal/textbook, so planning is completely up to us. We are about to enter our second year of Missouri Reading Initiative (MRI) Training, which is all about writing. So, don't be concerned that you don't see writing on our pacing guide. We are waiting until we meet with our new trainer and then we'll decide what direction our writing will be taking. I didn't want anyone to be concerned that we weren't doing any writing. :)

(Click on the picture to see a copy of our pacing guide.)


We know that our pacing guide will change as snow days occur, lessons go over the intended time frame or unexpected events take place. However, we're all about being flexible, right? 

Several people have mentioned wanting to know what the first two weeks of school look like in Kindergarten. I promise to come back once I've met with my co-workers again and I will let you in on our planning. This is our first year in awhile to have everyone doing the same thing at the same time, so we're working on coordinating our plans.

So, what other fun themes do you teach that we might want to add?

25 comments:

  1. Yay! Thanks for this. I was just about to start working mine today. I was hoping to add a column that includes read-alouds to go along with the theme.
    Thanks again,
    Vera
    aBLTadventure@gmail.com
    A BLT adventure

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    1. That is a great idea, Vera! I would love to see yours when you finish! :)

      Blessings,
      Marlana
      Lil' Country Kindergarten
      Kindergarten Network

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    2. Would love to see the books you're using as well! You and your team did a wonderful job on the pacing guide, thank you for sharing!

      Tonya
      VSUteach@yahoo.com

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  2. This is so great! I enjoy seeing when and what other teachers are doing. Thanks to you and your co-workers so much for sharing this!
    Jennifer
    kindertrips

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  3. We have been working on aligning our to Common Core this week. We are trying to make integrated units. I am super excited about it.

    April
    Wolfelicious

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  4. HI Marlana! I am very excited about seeing your pacing guide and impressed that your team got together to do this. When I clicked on the picture, it did not open for me. It opened something called Google Drive. I am sure it is a problem on my end. Would you be able to e-mail me a copy? cvance1111@aol.com
    Thanks so much!

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  5. Yea! Thanks for posting this! I have been putting off making one of my own. Now I have a little guide to use! Hope you are having a great summer!

    ~Steph

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing this! It will be a great guide when we sit down to do ours!

    ~Jen
    Jen's Kinder Kids

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    1. You're welcome! Good luck working on yours! :)

      Blessings,
      Marlana
      Lil' Country Kindergarten
      Kindergarten Network

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  7. I love the format! I am actually meeting with my team tomorrow to make ours. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Thank you! Best of luck as you work on your pacing guide tomorrow. I hope you have fun with the process. :) Would you like me to email you the .doc file so you can edit it with your own info? Let me know. I'd be happy to send it to you.

      Blessings,
      Marlana
      Lil' Country Kindergarten
      Kindergarten Network

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing your pace and guide. I would love for you to email me a copy of the .doc file. This will make life so much easier for me! Thanks again! My email address is marsha.stanford@gmail.com

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  9. Thanks for sharing! I love to see what others are doing. I'm the only K teacher at my little church school. I wish I had other teachers to plan with...you're lucky!

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  10. This is perfect Marlana. We may have a K/1 combo coming our way this year. This is a perfect reference. Thanks so much for sharing!
    ~Christy & Tammy

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  11. I always love looking at what other kindred will be doing...I can't wait till our team gets together..I love the planning! Would you mind sending me a copy..

    katie.hart4@gmail.com thanks!

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  12. Thanks for sharing this. It's clear and concise and easy to follow. I'm a spreadsheet kind of girl so this tool looks really useful. I know I can communicate my thinking and find peer agreement on this. It's good to see it described in weeks.

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  13. We are your newest followers and are happy to have found you. We are passing along the Versatile Blogger award, you can pick it up on our blog.
    We can't wait to start looking around to see what you are doing.

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  14. I would love to have this emailed to me, so I could change it to fit my needs. I love the format. Thanks a bunch!!!!

    Heather
    higgystyx@yahoo.com

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  15. I live by my yearly pacing guide! I am a new follower and blogger. Thanks for sharing.

    Mrs.G's Kindergarten in Heels

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  16. Good Morning! I would love this e-mailed to me so I can edit to fit my needs. Thank you for your hard work. My e-mail is crsabo@comcast.net.Thank you!

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  17. This is great!! Thank you so much for sharing. Would you mind sharing the .doc file and I will send you what we come up with. I wanted to add some books for each lesson.

    Thanks again,
    Donna

    donna_richards@whitfield.k12.ga.us

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  18. I would love this e-mailed to me so I can edit to fit my needs. Thank you for your hard work. My e-mail is aimee.mcgill3@gmail.com
    Thank you!

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  19. Thank you so much for sharing your pacing guide! Sometimes we get so wrapped up in how we pace things our little corner of the world that it's refreshing to step back and take a look at how others are approaching it!

    Mrs. Krull
    Of Primary Importance

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  20. Love this format! Would you be willing to email me the template? My email is: eireland@rsu20.org

    Thanks! Erin :)

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  21. I would love the template! Would you please email it to me? Thanks! 22.lrosloniec@nhamail.com

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