Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sunday Scoop!

Is it Sunday already?!  Thank goodness for an extra day off tomorrow! :)

I'm linking up with Teaching Trio again this week for their awesome Sunday Scoop!

The teachers at my school are very lucky and weren't required to submit lesson plans this year.

But, that's coming to an end.  We were introduced to "backward design" lesson plans this past Friday.  The whole idea of backwards design lesson planning is to set the goals first.  Then, by setting goals and creating the assessment, you can plan the activities that will help your students meet those goals.  It keeps the teaching and learning focused on the end goal.

It makes total sense, right?

Luckily, we're only expected to do the first steps of the backwards design lesson plan.  :)

I have to re-create some assessments for next week.  We have assessment that go with our Reading and Math programs but they aren't that great.  So, it's my job to make them better. Blah.  I hate assessments but LOVE data.  It's a daily struggle. ;)

That's all for now, guys!  Time to create some assessments and hopefully schedule some blog posts for the week! :)  Happy Sunday!


  1. I think the Backward Design idea is a good plan for most teachers; it makes sense to teach the students what they need in order to reach the end goal. Good luck recreating the assessments and enjoy your extra day off tomorrow!

    1. :) One assessment down, many more to go!! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. We have monthly check-ins of plans. While anyone can check them at any time, we have to look for evidence of something requested each month and submit a short form. Example: a lesson that combined technology and differentiation. Not too bad.

    Good luck with assessments and enjoy your day off!

    1. I like that idea for lesson plans! :) Thanks for stopping by!