10 July 2016

Teacher Planner/Binder

Every summer I purchase a planner for the upcoming school year.  Okay, it's not actually a planner. It's more of a calendar.  This calendar is one of the many things I carry home nightly in my teacher bag.  My teacher friends know that bag....the one that weighs a ton and sometimes doesn't even get opened once it arrives home.  In addition to the lovely calendar I just described, I always have a binder filled with basically all my important teacher forms...attendance, grades, RTI info., student info., planning pgs, etc.  In an age of everything going digital, I still manage to keep hard copies of everything.  Maybe it's my own distrust of those clouds that are supposed to keep all of our important documentation safe in digital land, or it could be the fact that anytime I desperately need a form, the internet just happens to be down!

This summer, I decided that it was time to get organized and eliminate some of the unnecessary things I carry in that teacher bag.   I didn't want to carry both a binder and separate calendar any longer.  This only added more bulk to my already heavy bag.  I did consider purchasing one of those beautiful planners that are perfectly bound together with everything included.   I tried one many years ago when I first started teaching.  It was gorgeous, but I ended up not using the lesson plan part because our campus is required to have ours digital.  That left a large portion of my planner unused.  I also found that I really needed the ability to add and remove pages to meet my own classroom needs.  Instead of purchasing a planner, I decided to go the route of a printable binder.  I started by searching my computer for all the important planning forms I've created over the years.  In my search,  I found quite the assortment of forms with different borders, clip art, fonts, etc.  I decided to stream line all the most important pages and that little giant project turned into a digital teacher planner.

I wanted to share the planner with all of my teacher friends.  It has a simple design with just a splash of color.  Several of the pages are editable.  You can check out the pics below to see if it's something you could use in your own classroom.  I'm going to include LOTS of pictures to give you a good sense of what is included.




Lol..I just love my made up class of Diney princesses, princes, and Pixar characters.


Sight word lists are also included with the planner.  The following word lists are included:
 Fry's Instant Words 1-300 (50 words per page)
Dolch Words (pre-primer, primer, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3)
Sight Word List (editable)


Not everything is pictured above, so peek at the preview below to see the entire resource. 
You can check it out in my store by clicking HERE
I'd love to give it away for free to the first 3 people that leave a comment below.  Please be sure to leave your e-mail.  
(Giveaway has ended) 


  1. Your planner looks great! I love the colors and all the wonderful forms!!!

  2. I have always wanted to try a planner! This looks awesome! I would love to see how well it keeps me organized! #mostunorganizedteacher

  3. Love to have everything all in one colorful place

    Heather Drao

  4. Looks great! I would love a copy.

  5. I love the simple and bright colors.


  6. Looks great! What fonts did you use for your title pages?

    1. They are fonts by Cara Carroll (First Grade Parade).

  7. Thanks so much for the sweet comments!!! I just sent out the planner to the winners.
    :) Colleen

  8. This Teacher Planner Binder is totally awesome! A lot of teachers will definitely love to create one that can save them from a lot of work with the right planning and they are very eager to create a UrgentEssayWriting review about this planner binder.

  9. As always, a great article. I always follow every post with pleasure and it is always perfect.