This Is Our Day: Sample Lesson Plans

One of the challenges of teaching at this level is the integration of the expectations and guidelines from not only the CMSD but also Ohio’s Step up to Quality program and Ohio’s Head Start program.

I’ve created a lesson plan format that integrates all of these and provides a guide through each day’s goals, activities and expectations. I am glad to share it with other educators to help them develop their own plans or simply use mine.

For more information regarding Ohio’s Step Up to Quality program, go to More information about Ohio’s Head Start program can be found at


Laura Masloski began her career in education in 1997 as an art teacher. In 1998, she began teaching in the CMSD, where she has taught kindergarten, first grade and PreK. She holds a bachelor’s degree in K–8 education as well as a PreK certification and an Art concentration, all earned from Ashland University. She received her master’s degree in Education from Marygrove College and obtained the level of Master Teacher from the State of Ohio. Laura uses her creativity to inspire those around her, whether presenting at professional development meetings, assisting other teachers, tutoring, or planning family fun nights for the school. In addition to teaching, Laura enjoys spending time with her son, reading, hiking and organizing.