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Peek at My Week

I have always been amazed by Deedee Wills and her Peek At My Week visual schedules! I stalk her blog every Sunday and drool stare in amazement at how she is able to make her lesson plans so informative, while being so easy to read! I have been trying to get up the courage to join her link-up, but up until now, one big problem had made me second guess whether or not it was possible. And that is...

We do not have a block schedule! I see these gorgeous schedules that have nice clear lines from top to bottom because they are able to have their math block at the same time every day. I wish my school worked that way, but when you have a K-8 school that has 5 sections at each grade level, it just can't. So, that means that my math block is always about an hour, but it is at a different time every day {this may be why I always forget when I am supposed to be teaching what!} Therefore, I had to get crafty!

Although it is not a complete Peek At My Week, I am sharing my visual schedules for both my math centers and literacy centers this week.

Here are my Literacy Centers this week {You can click here, or on the image to get the printable version with the hyperlinks!}

My students will rotate through these centers throughout the week. Not all groups go to all centers. However, for the centers that all students will visit, I include varying degrees of difficulty, which students can self-select from.

Here is my spreadsheet for how students will move through their centers this week. You might ask, "Where is Friday?" Well, we have an early-release day on Fridays for teacher collaborative time, so our Literacy block is shortened. We use our Fridays to write in our Reflection Journals {blog post on this coming soon!} and to do an interactive read aloud.


Here is an example {without students names of course} of how I set up my Literacy Centers Board:


You can grab these literacy center tags from my TpT Store or by clicking HERE!



My Math Centers are organized similarly, however students only rotate through two centers each day, instead of three. Here are my Math Centers this week {You can click here, or on the image to get the printable version with the hyperlinks!}
Here is my spreadsheet for how students will move through their centers this week.


I am amazed at how much I have enjoyed creating visual schedules for my literacy centers! I can now instantly know what I need to prepare, and feel as though my week is manageable. Thank you for inspiring me to give this a try, Deedee! I hope to give it a whirl again next week!

Make sure to peek at the weeks of the other linked up teacher bloggers! Wishing you a wonderful week! 



4 comments:

  1. Oh my word, we are literally twins today!! Hahahha!!

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    1. I did a little squeal for joy when my name popped up next to yours! Always honored to be in the company of THE Miss Kindergarten :)

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  2. Hi Jillian! Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Liebster Award! I am now following your fantastic blog. You can check out your nomination and read the instructions for how to accept here:

    http://lattesandlunchrooms.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/liebster-award-pass-it-on.html

    Have a great week!

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    1. I just did the biggest happy dance in my classroom {don't worry, the kiddos have already left!} Thank you so much for your nomination, Kelly! It means A LOT! I am very grateful to you, and I can't wait to pay it forward!

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