Math = Love: 2014-2015 Weekly Schedule Posters

Saturday, July 12, 2014

2014-2015 Weekly Schedule Posters

Well, I've decided on my weekly schedule for the upcoming school year.  This past year, I had 3 special weekly tasks - Good Things Mondays, Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, and Friday Funnies.  I blogged about these here.

All year long, my students begged for something to do on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  I never implemented anything on these days because I couldn't come up with anything I wanted to do on a weekly basis.



This school year, I am aiming for consistency.  So, I decided to start off the school year with a small activity for each day.  These are short activities that don't take a lot of time.  Good Things probably takes the longest.  But, I wouldn't trade it for anything.  I've learned so much about my students from doing Good Things--things they probably wouldn't share otherwise.

Good Things Monday


Good Things Monday.  At the beginning of class, students will have the opportunity to share with the class a good thing that has happened recently in their life.  If you want to know more about Good Things, I've written about it more extensively here.  

Trivia Tuesdays

Trivia Tuesdays.  Every Tuesday, I will research a fun trivia fact to share with my classes.

Witzzle Wednesdays

Witzzle Wednesdays.  On Wednesdays, we will begin class by playing a game (or two) (or three) of Witzzle for a piece of candy.  I've blogged about this game before here.

(Brain) Teaser Thursdays
Teaser Thursday.  I love brain teasers.  Every Thursday, I will select a brain teaser to share with my students.  I will set a timer for 3 minutes or so and give the students a chance to work on the problem.  This is going to be hard for me, but I'm not going to give my students the answers.

Friday Funnies

Friday Funnies.  My kids make fun of my jokes.  A lot.  They give me pity laughs so I don't feel bad about myself.  But, it's fun.  And, I enjoy looking up a joke or two to share with my students on Fridays.  It lightens the mood.  I stole the Friday Funnies idea from Lisa Henry who blogged about it here.  

Since 3/5 of these are new, I decided to make me a set of posters to display in my classroom.  This will remind me what to play for each day.  And, my students will be able to keep me accountable for making sure that I don't forget!  If you want to adopt my weekly schedule for your own, I have uploaded the files here.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this Sarah! I've really enjoyed reading your blog this summer. It is truly a gift to the math teacher community.

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    1. Awwww! Thanks Shelley! I've stolen so many ideas for my classroom for others that it feels good to be able to give back a little to others via my blog. Thanks for reading my random ramblings!

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  2. This is SUCH a cool idea! I may tweak it a little ;)

    Like said above, I have really loved your posts this summer!

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

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