Saturday, July 21, 2012

School To-Do List Linky Party

Lorraine at Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies is hosting a linky party for all of us to share the loooong to-do lists we have for the beginning of the school year.



First, let me say that my list is much longer than most of the others that I've seen on the linky.  That probably means I'm stressing too much and my type A side needs to chill.  So there's benefit number one:  a perspective on how I can let some things go and just breath.

In that spirit, here is the must-do part of my to-do list.


To Do:

__ Work on/adapt Daily 5 PowerPoint
__ Correct/reprint first newsletter
__ Get cds/tapes for listening center
__ Update jobs bulletin board. 
__ Fill in lunch count/study hall/caught being good forms with new student names and reprint
__ Get behavior management system ready
__ Go over/set up bulletin board themes & posters
__ Write student names on Popsicle sticks
__ Write student names on birthday months
__ Make copies of “Room Parent Information” for meet the teacher night and back to school night
__ Class copies of math division/multiplication fact tests
__ Put math/SS textbooks, manila folders (incomplete folder), socks/markers, pencils, whiteboards on desks.
__ Put science/reading/grammar/reference books & book boxes on group shelves.  Fluency phones go in book boxes.
__ Back to school/welcome poster for door
__ Update School Center website/homework calendar
__ Write homework on agenda on the board.
__ Make copies of reading log.
__ Print several copies of “Buddy Reading Planning Sheet”. 
__ Plan/Print “First Week’s/Month’s Lesson Plans”
__ Set up “Miss Welsh’s Hot Reads” book display rack. 
__ Reserve dvds/materials from lesson plans
__ Set up plants in window.
__ Make several copies of “Buddy Book Sign Out Sheet” and place in basket at reading center.
__ Copy/laminate/tape to desk: “Test-Taking Checklist”
__ Put welcome gift (pencils) on desks
___ write in important dates in monthly lesson plans
___ make name tags for students
___ write morning message first day of school
___ hook up all computers
___ revise substitute folder (include new schedule, class roster, allergies of students, emergency plans)
___ confirm specials times with teachers
___ order reading/math/social studies books/workbooks for new students
___ review/revise the morning meeting PowerPoint
___ Go through student files to see special needs/behavior issues
___ stuff home folders with forms for the first day of school


Wow!  Still REALLY long, huh?   Do you do anything like this?  Is your "list" much shorter?  I'd love to know how much more I can probably cut out!


7 comments:

Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies said...

Hi Heather!
Thank you for linking up to my linky party! You have quite a list but it includes many things that I forgot to add to mine. YIKES!
~Lorraine
Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies

Andrea McEvoy said...

Thanks for making out your to do list! It has helped me too!

Andrea
One Teacher's Take

Alyssa said...

I'm a first year teacher so I feel like I have a ton to do even things I don't KNOW to do.

Alyssa
adventuresinacademics.com

S. Webb said...

I love your list! Mine is constantly changing but I think I need to make one list now!

1. If you have an iphone, you need the Stik Pick app. It is the popscicle stick idea, BUT you can choose a level of blooms that is approriate for hte student and it gives the question stem ideas. The best part though is that you can mark it correct or incorrect if you asked a question and it will track their data!

2. What is your room parent thing? I have never really had room parents and I am at a new school where I will probably have more than one!


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I am going to go think about my list and link up as well! Super fun!... or scary depending on how you look at it!

Heather said...

S. Webb: Unfortunately, I don't have an iPhone, but that app sounds cool! My room parent is a letter asking for volunteers and a parent to be the "leader" of activities. You know, that one parent that wants a regular spot in your room :)

Heidi said...

I am so impressed by this site! I teach 5th grade, and American history. Have you integrated any quotes by great Americans, and do you include any memorization?

Heather said...

Heidi: Thanks so much for the kind words! We do discuss quotes as they apply to the famous Virginians we study. It is my goal to incorporate more inspirational quotes from other Americans. I have stations with task cards and computer games for memorization and extension.