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?