I’m not in the classroom every day anymore, and one of the things that I miss the most is lesson planning (I know, I’m kind of a nerd), so I thought I’d put together some plans anyway and share them with you!
I try to keep things simple for the first week, instead of planned activities we spend a lot of time exploring classroom centers, and I might pull one or two items from each center for the children to explore at the table. I also incorporate classroom routines into activities so that I can give the children more opportunities to practice these throughout the day.
Here is my lesson plan for the first week of school – if you click on this link you can download a PDF version that has clickable links to blog posts and products that give more detail about certain activities. I hope that you find this helpful as you plan for your first week back!