Friday Agenda Request

One of my readers asked if I would share my Friday Agenda Checklist. Why certainly!!!!!! 🙂

Remember it is a LIVING document. We’ve had this in place for 2 weeks, and I’ve already edited the checklist once. 🙂

If you want to read about our Friday Agenda Days you can read this POST #1 or POST #2.

Here’s the checklist!



More About Our Friday Agenda Day

I use Fridays as our assessment days. They get an agenda that morning for all that they are required to do before the end of the day. I go over it with them. They can work at their own pace and in any order they choose. Some things are individual and some are partner/group if they want. I walk around helping and talking with them. They can do the assignments on paper or computer. I created a gmail for our class so we use google documents on google drive. They have must dos and then can choose from a list of things if they finish.

Lots of discussion, collaboration, thinking, planning going on!

This is my favorite day of the week! Lol!



One student today said he wished he could do this ALL the time! 🙂

Friday Agenda

Today we did a trial run of our “Friday Agenda” independent assessment day. Boy, that was a mouthful! :).

It was very, um, interesting! I can’t wait I tell you about it. Later this weekend. 🙂

It’s been a long day- drove all over creation this afternoon and tonight spending time with my daughter. SO- look for post this weekend about our new method for assessing/grades!!!!

I’ve been thinking…..

Actually, to say I’ve been thinking is an understatement! I do that all the time. 🙂

But- I’ve been thinking more than usual! About all things related to teaching. There’s so much I want to do this year with my 6th graders, but I’m really doing a pretty good job taking baby steps.

However- now I’ve got something brewing in my mind that I just can’t let go of. It has to do with testing, grades, choice, and independence.

Here’s my rough draft plan that has formulated in my mind:

Fridays are our heavy testing day. Math test, spelling quiz, reading assessment. I’m also going to add history in since I can’t seem to figure out a definite way of getting 6 grades in history each 6 weeks (which is required for all subjects).

So back to my plan.

I’m wanting to make Fridays more of a set your own agenda and work at your own pace kind of day.

I might create a guide sheet to give to the students on Friday mornings with assignments that are due by the end if the day. Then let them plan their own day. With a little guidance and nudging and support if needed.

With built in free time for them to CHOOSE what else to explore, read, learn, do.

Ok- that’s as far as I’ve gotten with my plan. 🙂

I’m wanting to implement it NEXT Friday so stay tuned for a final copy of:

“Shannon has lost her mind even more!”