Do you have a system in place that helps you organize your days and weeks? I do! Today I want to share with you my weekly/daily schedule that I live by each and every day. This one sheet functions as my lesson plan book, but is a very simplified version of my lesson plans broken down by week and really, by hour. Hopefully this template can help you organize your days and weeks as you plan for next school year or even wrap up the last very busy weeks of this school year.
How It Works:
I write in the box the current lesson (and change for each class if some are ahead and behind). I write something as simple as “Self Portrait-Day 2-Paint” to help remind me of what step we are on that week. I also include my duties, lunch breaks and any other after school meetings on this calendar so I am sure not to forget. This always stays open on the edge of my desk. I have it secured in a nice travel binder so I can take it to my art department coordinator job and my other school I teach at. I usually put the teacher’s name after the grade level, too. I took those off for you. (Example 1st Miller) so I know which home room is coming each day.
You can take this template and download it to fit your your needs and your schedule. Download by clicking DailySchedule or by clicking on the image above. The file is made in Excel. I realize my schedule is probably vastly different from yours, but this is customizable for you to edit how you wish once you download.
I print off plenty of these to get me through the weeks, three hole punch and write in lessons and any other notes throughout my week. One of my co-workers has a page for everyday. I decided a page a week was enough for me to keep track of. I like seeing the whole week visually on the same page. It’s how this left/right brain works, I suppose.
I am dying to know- do you think my schedule is busy or kind of fluffy? I think it’s really busy, but who DOESN’T think they are busy? Don’t be fooled by Thursday. I do not spend it sitting eating bonbons and watching soap operas, although it sure does feel good to sit down on Thursdays since the rest of my week is go go go! Read more about my job on my About page. Do you like planning documents and want to see how I organize the lesson for my whole year? Download my Yearly Planning Matrix on this post of yore.
What are some tricks you have to share to keep your days and weeks organized?