We’ve all experienced it: that sinking feeling you get when you realize you’ve forgotten a critical piece of the day’s lesson. Avoid this fate by using the checklist planner to check off routine preparation steps and other classroom tasks! Designed especially for teachers with multiple, setup-heavy preps like science and art and useful for anyone who needs a little help staying organized.
How to Print
This planner is designed to be a two-page spread in a binder or notebook.
To print for a binder, print both pages onto one double-sided sheet, then copy as many double-sided sheets as needed. Stack with vocabulary side face-up, three-hole punch, and place in binder.
To print for a notebook, print single-sided and tape or glue into notebook.
Helpful Hint: fill in your preps across the top before making your copies!
Suggestions for Use
Checklists are only as good as the people who use them. Give yourself a check when you’ve made all the copies and prepped all the supplies for a lesson. Bonus points for doing it ahead of time!
Use different color pens for different courses.
Write out when you’ll be collecting assignments so you can avoid grading overload.
Check off when you’ve graded, entered, and returned an assignment. (You know you drop the ball on one of those steps.)
Jot a few notes down after each lesson so you know what to do next year.
Give yourself a treat for a week full of checkmarks! External motivation is totally okay for adults.