Thursday, August 9, 2012

How do you plan...


I am linking up... let's be honest I am hoping to be a giveaway winner, who doesn't love Erin Condren?  Sign me up.... {{swoon}} I am a planner, and I LOVE MY  PLANNER but an Erin Condren planner, that is beyond love, and beyond the teaching budget... enter giveaway.

Head over to Jessica's blog to link up with how you plan and enter her great giveaway to win a $25 giveaway to Erin Condren... me, me, me!!!

Okay... planning.

I am a binder kind of girl.  I have tried so many pre-made plan books, binders, etc. over the past 9 years... so many.  The awful planner you get from  the school, an adorable planner from CTP, that I had to write the exact same things in every week, over and over and over... It wasn't until I became a Reading Recovery teacher that I fell in love with the binder.  Something about keeping all my lessons in a binder, being able to add pages, etc. etc. etc.

Fast Forward to today.

I make my own planning pages.  I hate having my guided reading and weekly planning in separate places.  I have been teaching long enough now my plans are more like reminder notes, I don't need a lot of space.  (The first few years of teaching my plans were.... detailed... very, very, very detailed.  This system would not have worked then.)

Here are a few snippets of my planning system.
Above: Pictures of my planner.  I chose to print in black/white (just to save some ink) but if you click on my planning labels to the side or just out my TpT store you can find lots of my planning pages for FREE!  Happy Planning.

Sidenote: I go back to school on Monday, eek.  So much to do.  I am hoping to post a classroom tour over the weekend of the finished room.


  1. These clips are an inspiration to get my butt in gear! Thanks so much!

  2. Hi!! I found your blog through the Planning Linky!! I am your newest follower!


  3. So happy to have found you through Teaching Maddeness (love her:). I'd love to have you stop by my blog sometime.
    Mrs. Goff's Pre-K Tales

  4. I just found your blog.. I teach in Utah as well! Happy to have found other Utahns!!
    The Hive

    1. Just found your blog through Teaching Maddeness & it's so cute ! I also love your planner. We are now required to use an EATS format, which means LOTS of details. I miss my simple plans because, like you, they really are just a reminder these days :)

      I'm your newest follower & would love for you to stop by sometime!

      First Grade Fairytales

  5. Hi! I found your blog on Teaching Maddeness and I loved your Keep Calm and Drink Diet Coke sign! I had a student who wrote a story this year about The Little Old Lady Who Swallowed Mrs. Livers, she swallowed Mrs. Livers to get diet coke!! I am your newest follower!