Welcome to the Classroom Planning section!
This area is exclusively for material related to classroom planning that every Spanish teacher needs to get their classroom up and running for the school year. Proper classroom planning creates a learning environment which encourages student engagement and prevents gaps in lessons which could lead to discipline problems.
Each of the items found in this section are available in an easy-to-print PDF format which can be found by clicking each title.
For classroom planning materials for your virtual classroom, please check here: http://www.blueelephantacademy.com/classroom-planning/virtual-classroom/
This is a simple but complete lesson planning template. You could complete one for each day and keep them in a binder with your assignments for each lesson. This would keep everything for your entire school year completely organized. Perfect for when you have visitors to your class because then they can look back at what was previously covered and more fully understand what they are observing during their visit.
This template is perfect for students to keep on hand for their bell activities. Having a bell activity at the beginning of class helps to establish a routine and set the tone for the class period. It also helps to use activities that will serve as a foundation for what is to come in that day’s lesson.
Are you looking for a sample syllabus for your classroom? This is a template for a very detailed syllabus, outlining your expectations for student behavior, classroom routines and grading. It is easy to personalize for your classroom.
This is an Extra Help Log. It is a sign-in sheet for students who visit you outside of class hours to get extra help. It’s a good idea to keep track of this so you can remember what was covered during a session and how often a student has come for help. Some schools require documentation of all after school help sessions, this is a simple form you can use. Just keep them in a folder at your desk and save them for the semester/year!
If you are looking for an easy to use Instructional Calendar, this template can get you started in the right direction. This is designed to list the units covered in your class, the academic standards or benchmarks covered in each unit, and the dates that the unit will be covered.
Good communication with the parents/guardians of your students is very important. It is also very important to document these contacts. Whether you are calling or e-mailing about something good or bad, it is important to be able to accurately recall what was said and when the communication took place. This Parent Contact Log is designed to help you take detailed notes which you can keep on file throughout the school year.