Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday Made It- Teacher Planner!

Link up with Tara!
I've never had to turn in digital plans each week to the principal
…until last year.
 The process wasn't difficult but it was WAY too time consuming!
And I missed having a written record.
One in which I could scratch through plans, add notes, etc.

I am so excited about my customized planner!
The cover was created with a page from A Modern Teacher's Owl Binder

The next section might be my favorite part!
I want to do more reflecting this year. 
These pages from A Modern Teacher include a goal-setting organizer
and a reflection recap for each month.

I added the Kindergarten Common Core Standards,
before my planning pages,
With this set, you can record the dates that you teach the standards
and jot notes for mastery!

I was able to set my subject blocks and tweak the font for the planning pages.

Including a grading section in the book was important to me.
The quarter sections, grade graphs, and other pages for anecdotal notes
were created by Surfin' Through Second.

At the back of my planner, I added pages for passwords and birthdays.

After selecting the pages, customizing some, and printing in color 
(thank you, husband, for the use of your printer),
I took the stack to Fed Ex for binding.
I chose the sturdiest option and was surprised that it was less than $6!

Although I'm not ready to reset the alarm
or visit the bathroom just once each day,
I am ready to dive into my first personalized planner!
Now I need to get to work on a customized planner for Guided Reading.

Applause for the teacher authors who created the bones of this project.


  1. I bought the same Owl Teacher Binder. It's my first year to use one like this. I have mine in a 1 1/2" ring notebook. I like the idea of having it spiral bound with all your stuff in it. I may have to look into that for next year! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  2. Cute binder! I wish I liked writing out my plans (I type them out). I created Guided Reading templates for my also includes the lesson plan layout. I found it to be really helpful! You can check it out at my tpt store, if you need ideas! Have a great rest of the summer!

    Bits of First Grade


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