I do lesson plans every week, and we are required now to submit them that Friday morning before 8:00 a.m. It will take me hours to do my plans. However when I talk to others they say it only takes them about an hour. Our curriculum is posted online which is general but as you click through everything and the resources it gets more specific. What other teachers are going are just copying and pasting the general, very broad plans which is why it goes by faster.. I could do the same, but when I look at them I wouldn't know exactly what I'm supposed to do. For example: Here's a snippet of a general plan for math for one day "Monday INTERACTIVE LEARNING 1: Exploring the Relative Position of 1 to 10 ENGAGE: Number of the Week: 7 (attached at the end of this document). Continue the same process as in Unit 7. MODEL:ORIGO-Stepping Stones: Module 3 Lesson 3: Small Group 2 and Extra Practice: ORIGO: Fundamentals: Along the Track Teach the game using the online Fundamentals gameboard. Students may play online with a partner or use the game board and cards (attached at the end of this document: run on cardstock). Create their own game board (GT). INTERACT/SCAFFOLD: Whole Group/ Small Group: Teacher Table: ORIGO-Stepping Stones: Module 3, Lesson 3: Extra Help; Extra Challenge Math Centers and Integrated Centers are located at the end of this document. MONITOR INDEPENDENCE: • ORIGO-Stepping Stones: Module 3 Check-Up 1 • ORIGO-Stepping Stones: Module 3 Lesson 3 Ongoing Practice p.41 Formative Assessment: Stand and Share Students will stand and share three examples of....." I have to break that down simple for my plans to see exactly what I'm doing example: Interactive Learning 1-Explore the Relative Position of 1-10 *Number Song *Engage:Number of the Week:7 Model:Origo 3-3 SG2 and extra practice *pairs break apart numbered cube track,mix together,reassemble *Complete pg 11 using number cube Origo:Fundamentals Along the Track Interact and Scaffold (40) *Whole Group/Small Group/Reteach/Centers-tubs" *Origo 3-3 check up 1 FA stand and share I used to copy and paste but it was harder for me to read plus there are multiple pages that print out. I don't know if they memorize everything they need to do, but I like to reference my plans throughout the day to make sure I stay on track. What do you prefer, or what is a fast and simple method?