In many ways, yes... if you are willing to prepare during the summer I think prepping tests, quizzes, projects and overall unit plans would be very helpful. Starting a unit and having all of your assessment pieces to refer to would be a great plan to make you less stressed during the year. Lesson plans on a daily basis would likely be difficult to plan for the little "bugs" that creep ito even the best laid plans... I personally would be frustrated by spending time on daily lesson plans that would be nearly impossible to follow (unless you are EXTREMELY good at predicting what your students will struggle with and how much time you'll need to spend on individual lessons). I amend on a daily/ weekly basis according to my unit-wide objectives and goalsPlausible solution?
Once the curriculum has been written (at least where I am) I can gain access to it whenever given I start tracking someone down in a timely fashion-- this probably depends on district policy-- Don't know about about a universal policy...When do teachers get the curriculum?