When this year’s lesson plan book is dog-eared, falling apart, and loaded with loose papers, next year’s lesson plan book promises a perfect year.
Buy next year’s lesson plan book now. Give a willing student with neat handwriting a copy of next year’s school calendar. Ask the student to write the days in next year’s blank book. (Recess is a good time for this activity, which has admittedly limited educational value.)
For now, I just have the days labeled in my book. I haven’t written a daily schedule because it could change. Once I know for sure, I will write it in for the first few weeks. Next year, I’ll ask a volunteer to write the daily schedule across the top of each page.
Use your helpers! Don’t forget to reward them.