Before I introduce my teacher planner... I have been searching for a chevron composition book and I finally found one at Staples. I am in the blue hallway at my school so this is so perfect! Our team meets three times a week so I will most likely use this for meeting notes.
Now onto the teacher planner...
As much as I love Erin Condren's teacher planner, $60 is expensive. I decided to buy planners from TPT and get it bound. All of this cost me less than $20. Win-win!
Purchase Susan Dow's planner at her TPT Store
Sections not labeled with a tab:
*These items are conveniently placed in the beginning of my planner*
TAB 1: Standards
Purchase Tanya Rae Design's planner from her TPT Store
I printed the standards double sided.Yes, you read that correctly. I did purchase 2 separate teacher planners. Both had elements that I liked so I decided to combine them to fit my needs.
TAB 2: SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
TAB 3: CALENDARS (yearly and monthly)
School year calendar from Ms. Fultz's Corner. This was a freebie for being a Facebook fan.
I use Susan Dow's monthly calendar from her planner to keep track of important events or meetings.
TAB 4: WEEKLY LESSON PLANS
My week at a glance lesson plans. This is from Tanya Rae Designs' planner.
I like having the days horizontal and the subjects vertical. At the top you will notice there is a Notes section. I use this section to write down any meetings or special events for that day. I always write my plans in pencil because I often move things around based off student understanding and progress.
The purpose of the week at a glance is for me to map out what I want to accomplish that week. Although I am flexible, it is important for me to think long term.
*I put my Guided Reading/small group plans in my Guided Reading binder*
My goal for my teacher planner was to have everything I need in 1 place. Last year I didn't have the standards or scope and sequence in my planner. This added extra work for me. Hopefully the new additions in my planner work out better.