Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Teacher Planning Binder

Every year it seems like I try a different way of keeping all of my planning and meeting materials accessible and organized. I have yet to find a method that works perfectly for me, but I've seen around blog land that a lot of teachers are just using one LARGE binder for everything and drag that with them everywhere. So, I'm going to give it a shot this year. 

I bought a 2" lime green binder from Staples--I'm hoping 2" will be big enough! I also got the plastic tab dividers that have the pockets, stick on tabs to divide things within a section, and one of those organizer pouches to hold my pens, highlighters, calculator, ruler, etc. (green of course). As you may already know, I just LOVE office supplies, so working on this binder and planning it out is making my heart sing!

Anyway, here is the cover I created for my binder. I'm pretty proud of it! :o)
 I found the quote on the bottom on pinterest way back when. I just love it :o) I thought it went well with the idea of an everything binder.

I hope to show some photos of the binder once I have all of my sections figured out and put together. For now, I know I need a section for meetings (PLC, faculty, ELA committee), planning pages, parent contact/communication, professional development, pacing charts/curriculum maps...and that's as far as I've gotten.

Sooo, what do you use to keep yourself organized? Any pointers?



I can't wait to see what you create! Every year, I try to create a lesson template that works, but I always end up with a planner by October. It's just easier for me to keep it separate. This year, I bought the Ultimate Planner from The Mailbox. But I will have a binder like yours for the other things.

:-) ReadWriteSing