How do you set up your agenda and every day class activities? In our department we have found that the easiest way to go from activity to activity is to use a slideshow. Whether it is google slides (my fave), powerpoint or other slideshow format, it is a fantastic way to organize your agenda for the day!
Here is a sample of what I include in mine. Keep in mind that my students don’t come in and sit at desks but stand in a circle, so pretty much everything here is for them to do interpersonally, however at times they will use a clipboard or a whiteboard and write.
Here’s how I set it up, by lesson for each week. I have each slideshow labeled by the week in the year and saved in folders that I can access and change up year after year.
The warm-up: súper importante because I need them to get into Spanish mode the second they walk into my space. This can be anything from a ¿Cómo estás? slide to a prompt that has them asking each other questions.
Here are two examples, both I have projected as the students walk in and they know they need to get into circle and start talking. I then usually will have students share out. Depending on time and class size I might have them all share or just select some students to share out.
The daily routine: While I try to spice things up every so often, this stays the same most days. And while it does get repetitive – that’s the point. And guess what? I now never need to formally teach numbers, weather, seasons, time or clothes!! Woot! Woot! Who doesn’t love more time????
The first few weeks of school I have a lot less language and as I see students get more comfortable with the vocabulary I add on more questions, vocab, etc.
The bulk of the lesson: The rest of my slides have all of my activities, vocabulary, games, circle transitions, brain breaks and videos labeled. This not only helps them with visuals, seeing our daily goals and input but helps me stay on track! Here are some examples!
Stay tuned! I will have a routines slide show available on TPT soon! How do you keep your classes organized? Do you have a set routine?