I have struggled the last two years to find a planner that truly worked for me. The first year I used a normal plan book (a mass-produced, pre-separated thingamajigger) and last year I created a Word document that I customized to fit me.
I found that there were sections that I never wrote in and others that I needed to be much bigger. The three main sections that I needed were reading block, math, and miscellaneous. Only 3!!!! Why in the world I ever had at least 10 for each day, I'll never know.
My school corporation has said that no matter what, we need to have 40 minutes of science, 4 days a week for the 1st and 3rd quarters this year. My team decided that instead of doing a bunch of things half-way that we would split grammar/spelling, writing and science up between the three of us. I got writing!! I'm super psyched!!
Because of that shift, I now only NEED to write down information about 3 THINGS!!!!!! How stinkin perfect is that??!!
Here is what you need:
- a spiral-bound notebook (she suggested a vinyl cover because they last longer...I agree!)
- Post-it notes (I picked up 3 packs at Target during a back-to-school sale)
- marker (Crayola or permanent)
Here are some photos from my adventure...yeah...I called it that. I am a bit dorky when it comes to crafty things.
|Here it is!!! Isn't it beautiful?|
|I laid the Post-it notes out on the page to get an idea of how much space I needed.|
|I had to bite the bullet and make Friday smaller...I can deal :). The purple is the "Targets" column. Blue is reading block, pink is math and green is writing/miscellaneous. Man!!! That's sexy!!|
The original poster shared her "Daily Schedule" page. I did not because we are only 1 week into the school year. Plus, Monday is the only different day. Tuesday through Thursday are the exact same and I don't know when my students are going to be pulled out for speech or other interventions yet.
I had a sickeningly fun time making this thing. For serious. Writing in it still appeals to me at this point...5 whole days into the school year.
I'll update this post once I get more of this year under my belt and mess it up a bit more! :)