In some cases, grade plans must be scrutinized by a committee before the material is presented to students. This makes sure that the material and scheduling included is appropriate for the students as well as their overall grade level and abilities. Once the grade plans have been approved, the teacher is free to use them to the best of his or her ability.
Once you have finished your plans, you will find that your class runs much smoother than it would without it. For example, your students will enjoy the luxury of the daily routine and the security of knowing that their teacher will know exactly what the plan is on a day to day basis. Should a delay occur, such as a classroom discussion tangent or a school cancellation, you will nevertheless have enough time to reschedule various events. Writing plans are also useful in that if you plan to take any field trips, you will be able to prepare for these events ahead of time.