Are you looking for a fun update for your lesson planning routine? I wanted a beautiful lesson plan book that changes monthly to reflect the seasons. I didn't want my teacher planner to use a ton of color ink because I like to print one month at a time at home and I don't like to carry around a heavy planner full of empty pages. All I need are my weekly lesson plans, a double page spread for each month, weekly to do lists, and some space to reflect each week. My planbook is streamlined and I have file folders with my more in depth unit plans that I switch out of my bag on a weekly basis.
This planner contains:
★ Seasonal weekly lesson plan templates for all 12 months. The days of the week are across the top and the space for subject headings is along the left side. There is a section for notes each week.
★ Weekly to do lists to be printed on the back of the first half of your week. These fields include: “Copy, Do, Prepare, and Make.”
★ Weekly reflection pages to be printed on the back of the second half of your week. These fields include: “Next week, Next year, Reteach, and Celebrate.”
★ Monthly two page spreads that color coordinated with the weekly pages, a section for notes, and a quote to inspire your teaching.
★ Tips on how to build and print your perfect planner.
Featuring beautiful backgrounds from Ms. Fultz's Corner and Amber Thomas.
This planner has everything I need, but then I made an additional bonus before publishing it here for you. It's really 2 planners in one:
Option 1: Print and write.
Nowadays I like to hand write my weekly plans. I like to plan at school so I can look through my games and manipulatives and I don’t like to bring my teacher’s manuals home. I also like the freedom of moving things to the next day or changing the activity I had planned using sticky notes.
Option 2: Customize and type.
If the 5 subject fields are not enough for you, or if you like to type your lessons in PowerPoint, I created this option for you! There are columns in place for 5 weekdays, but you can divide it into the number of rows you need and type. The subject headings on the side are editable, and the lines on the “notes” section are also removable so you can type in this field if you choose. The monthly calendars have fixed days of the week, monthly titles and quotes, and the boxes are editable. You can type in events for each date and add a row for months that need a six rows.
The rest of the text you see is fixed. If you have questions about what is editable, please "ask a question" before you buy.
This teacher planner is an infinity planner, which means you can reuse it every year. Simply write in the dates on the monthly pages.
Note to Australian and other Southern Hemisphere teachers: The weekly lesson plan pages do not have months printed on, but the monthly section does. If you would like to leave a comment in the "ask a question" section with tips on which months I should switch to make them seasonally appropriate, I would be happy to include this option along with the product for you.