eeeek I am so so so excited about this you guys!! It’s here – a couple of months in the making – my newest baby!!! oooohweee I really don’t know which is harder – creating actual babies –or creating my planner babies?! ha-ha just kidding ;) And, I have to give a huge MEGA thank you to my teacher friend April, who helped me every step of the way in creating this massive 2014/2015 teacher planner!
So, I’m working with & trying out a bunch of new tools that I will most likely roll out with the other planners too!! This time I decided to find an at home binding system that allowed me to customize it more, and to remove & add pages – the one drawback to the planners of the past.
For this 2014/2015 teacher planner, my 1st preference, and what I would recommend, would be to try out the system I’ve started to use, the disc binding system :) Alternatively you can have it bound at your local office store (my 3rd preference), or 3-hole punch it & toss it together into a 3-ring binder (my 2nd preference). I’m not really a 3-ring binder kinda gal – I don’t like the abrupt, clunky, chunkiness of it all.
Create the 2014/2015 Teacher Planner!
- 1 pack of 1-1/2 inch expansion discs – I used black, but you can always upgrade to the fancy-schmancy aluminum discs too ;)
- 2 translucent covers (one for the back & one for the front)
- regular paper punch or if you didn’t want to go all out just yet, there is the portable punch, which isn’t as costly
- 23 tab dividers (more or less depending on how you set up your planner) – I used black to match my discs, but there are multicolored , vivacious , & white too.
- 5 sheet protectors or dual pocket dividers to place behind your professional development logs to keep track of the accompanying paperwork
totally optional, but I splurged a little for my new planner baby, on these other accessories that work with the binding system ;)
- zip pocket – for receipts, post-its, etc.
- small neoprene zipper pocket – I thought it was the perfect size to add to the front of the planner to throw my flash drive, SD card, & phone in.
- bookmark with page flags & arrows
Now, if you decide to bind it the ol’ fashioned way – just bring it to your local office supply store & have them bind it for you. Or just slap the parts into a large, probably 2-inch or bigger, 3-ring binder. Except for the expansion discs – you’ll still need the dividers, sheet protectors, punch, & binder for the 3-ring style… and the dividers and sheet protectors for the store bound style.
How you design it is up to you – that’s the beauty of it – and why I like the binding system – it’s totally customizable!
- Print on heavier weighted paper, I prefer to use Staples brand 98 bright, 32 lb paper, it has a smooth, thick texture & makes a nice weight for the planner.
- If you will be going to an office store to have the pages printed it out – be sure to bring this print release form with you.
- I adore these Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Pens – they don’t bleed through the heavier weighted paper & are perfect!
So what will you get with your Teacher Planner purchase?
- Instructions on how I put my teacher planner together
- NEW FEATURE!! Immediate access to a virtual flipbook – every.single.page. – so you can see it in action!
- 64 original pages (a whopping 371 pages if put together completely!), including:
- cover page
- year-at-glance 2014
- year-at-glance 2015
- perpetual calendar July-December
- perpetual calendar January – June
- side-by-side, 2-page student roster
- class roster transportation
- student birthdays
- student allergies
- AUG 2014 – JUL 2015 monthly cover sheet (12 individual months)
- AUG 2014 – JUL 2015 monthly calendar (12 individual months)
- AUG 2014 – JUL 2015 weekly calendar (12 individual months)
- weekly calendar with time slots
- weekly lesson plan – style 1
- weekly lesson plan – style 2
- to-do list
- lined notes
- seating chart
- student checklist – 20 students
- student checklist – 12 students
- parent contact log
- password tracker
- wish list
- professional development log
- meeting notes full page
- meeting notes half page
- substitute teacher information
- take home student information sheet
- 2” and 3” spines for binders – style 1
- 2” and 3” spines for binders – style 2
A whopping $8!
Really! All that for $8 – she must be crazy – oh yeah I may just be a little crazy, but it’s okay, it benefits you ;)
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