I plan to reduce the number of items I may touch throughout the day, so I am attempting to create a digital version of everything. The first and most important is a plan book. I have always used a paper notebook, but this year I thought it would be better to use a digital version. I could not find anything that I liked, so I created my own using Google sheets.
I added the date, rotation, and materials I need to prep for the week on the left. I always have a list of what I need to prep for the next week to complete it ahead of time.
My school requires that a standard posted with each objective. So, I created a pull-down option for my standards on the Google sheet using the Colorado Visual Art Standards. I also added a column for the "Artist's Toolbox" which is the Studio Habit or overarching learning goal.
The next section is a short plan for the day, open centers, links, assessment, and structure. Links will be to presentations and videos I plan on using for the day. I use a few different kinds of evaluations. I created another drop down menu to select what type of assessment the students will be using for the day. I like having structures in the plans because TAB relies heavily on classroom structures. I make different structures to keep consistency and routines.
The last section is for me to type in notes for the day. I make behavioral notes, para visits, and anything for next time here.
Here is a link to a template, if you want a copy.
Google Sheets Plan Book
A place where I keep all of my thoughts on teaching an elementary Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) classroom.
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