I just mapped out my first week of school. There is never any Spanish content involved. At least, not from the chapter they will begin with.
Here is what I have. It’s about the same as last year. I am just trying to decide how to make it flip-like so as to start the year the way I intend to teach it.
Day 1: Syllabus; Participation grade; Introduction to our classroom; notebooks (headings, dating, grading); Spanish rhyme; everyday Spanish class phrases.
Day 2: (In computer lab) Pre-test; Introduction to collaboration with classrooms in Maryland & California; Schooology, Edmodo & Skyward (and probably more as I get organized).
Day 3: 8 Expectations; Life Principles; 17 practices. These are a part of our school’s culture. We use the Great Expectations Model school wide.
Day 4: Multiple Intelligence testing; Discuss flipping; Demonstrate the best way to watch videos, read sections & take notes; Forming a great question.
That is my first week. We begin with a 4 day week.
My initial thoughts about how to approach week one, are to disseminate the information and have students do activities to demonstrate understanding. This is how it will work in succesive weeks, so I would like to start off that way. I jusst haven’t ccreated the details yet.
I would love to hear your thoughts.