Thursday, May 30, 2013

My 2013-2014 Chevron Teacher Planner

I am seriously just SO thrilled about this. I created and sold teacher planners last year. I still need to update those 3 designs for the 2013-2014 school year, but I decided to create a chevron print for next year that I am using myself. I put it all together this week and am in love with it. I already have several orders from teachers at my school to have the same thing.


The binder is from Staples. It's a Martha Stewart Discbound Notebook. I chose to go with this rather than having my files bound because I can add/remove pages at any time, and reuse this notebook base every year. {I did have to purchase the Arc punch, but it's so worth it.} I also upgraded the disc size so that I could add more to my notebook. {I'm going from an Erin Condren teacher planner and a 1" binder for curriculum, to one book.}



I love that the notebook has an elastic band to keep it closed, as well as a pen holder on the side. The notebook came with lined note pages inside, which I removed. It also came with a clear, poly pocket, which I moved to the back. The divider tabs are also from Staples and from the Martha Stewart Discbound system.


I did print all of the pages myself. I purchased 32 lb. paper to print on. It holds better and prints better. I don't have to worry about bleed through with this paper - for printer ink or pens.









This is the monthly curriculum map. I'm so thrilled to map everything out for next year!


The weekly planning pages are already prefilled with dates/times, but are completely editable in a PowerPoint file that's included.








This section is for the Utah State Core Curriculum. I've included all of the pages, printed back to back.


I purchased an Arc 2-pack of poly-zip pockets as well. Arc is Staples' discbound brand, and is cheaper than the Martha Stewart system.

I have uploaded this teacher planner set to TPT. The file has 183 slides/pages. The cost is $15, but I currently have it on an introductory sale for $12 until Sunday, June 2. The best thing about this planner is that I will update it every summer. All you need to do is redownload it after the updates have been added. You purchase for a one time price and receive any additions and changes for free.

{If you've purchased any of the 3 other planner sets, they will be updated soon.}

 


30 comments:

  1. Oh, man, Tiffany!! I LOVE this!! You got everything you needed at Staples? Would it be possible for me to just pay you to create the whole thing for me, Erin Condren style?? Haha! I've got another thing to add to my summer to do list now. Love it!!

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  2. What a great planner, Tiffany! I recommend the Arc system to all my clients because it's so functional. Of course, the Martha Stewart bits make it even more fun.

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  3. A personal planner would awesome!!!!

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  4. This is absolutely fabulous. I would love to purchase a personal planner similar to this one because it would fit my needs better. You are so creative and I love all the visuals and explanations.

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  5. Great idea! I went out and purchased everything from Staples! Most expensive planner ever, but I love it and hoping to re- use everything the next year.

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  6. I notice that you are a 4th grade teacher, do you think this would be easy to finagle to work for a middle school teacher? This looks awesome, but I don't know!!! (One day I will be totally organized!)

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  7. Hi Tiffany. Are all the pages editable? Thanks.

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  8. I'm in the process of creating my planner. Knowing I'd need the bigger discs, I bought the Martha Stewart 1 1/4 diameter ones. I'm finding that turning the pages are not as easy as I'd like. Did you find this to be true too? Does it get better with more use? ... Do you have any suggestions?

    paula.rudolph@grinnell-k12.org

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  9. Hey so I fell in love with this planner! I purchased it and was curious... I teach at a continuous calendar school. Is there any way to get a July calendar for 2013 in this style? We go back July 10!

    kimberlee.holden@gmail.com

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  10. What a cute little binder! I'd love for you to stop by my blog, Tales of a Teacherista. I've got a promo code for 20% off reusable dry erase pockets and a great giveaway opportunity for free classroom products of your choosing! :)

    Tales of a Teacherista

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  11. I JUST got hired as a fourth grade teacher last week! It will be my first year teaching. I have been looking for a wonderful teaching planner. I saw some on TPT, but nothing was jumping out at me. I was THIS CLOSE to buying an Erin Condren, when I stumbled upon your first blog post about it through Pinterest. I love everything on your blog, but more than anything I love this binder. I went to Staples today and bought everything!! I have had so much fun putting everything together. I'm so looking forward to reading your blog throughout the school year to pick up some more great tips. THANK YOU!!!

    http://victoriaslifeasa.blogspot.com/

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  12. Did you print the pages yourself or have them printed somewhere?

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    1. Hi Carin,

      I did print all of the pages myself. I purchased 32 lb. paper to print on. It holds better and prints better. I don't have to worry about bleed through with this paper - for printer ink or pens.

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    2. Thank you! What is the name of the font you used? I love it!

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    3. The font is called KG Lego House. It's available for free online from Kimberly Geswein. She's on TPT.

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    4. Thank you! Where did you find the chevron design? I'd like to try and create some other documents to go with the planner.

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  13. I'm in love. I went and bought everything, too. I even bought the paper, but when I print on the back it just smears! :( I've let it sit before printing, but I'm not having any luck. Suggestions?

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    1. Hi Mrs. Lazenby,

      Thanks for purchasing!

      Did you happen to purchase the correct paper for your printer? I noticed when I was purchasing mine that there were more options for laser printers than inkjet. If you possibly purchased the wrong type of paper, that could be the cause of the smearing.

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  14. I missed the sale!When do you think it will be on sale again? Too cute! Delani

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  15. Thank you so much for sharing this!!! I bought the system after seeing yours set up. Now, I am trying to decide which of your lesson planners to download!! I had just about decided to order an Erin Condren (hadn't because of the price and not being able to add my extras that I need on a daily basis). This solves my problem!!! I will be able to reuse it year after year AND customize it to fit MY needs!! Thank you again!!!

    I have also noticed it is stiff turning the pages...any suggestions??

    Thanks,
    Wendy
    peaceloveandlittlepeople.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Wendy,
      I'm so glad I could inspire you! =]
      Yes, the pages are stiff at first, but they loosen up after using it.

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    2. I added a link to your page and post on my blog....I hope that's okay!!! Let me know if I need to remove it. I'm not very good at the ins and outs of blogging so it is a very plain blog!! Lol However, I did try to give you a shout out!!

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  16. I came across your blog post, and I am so glad to see that somebody used the Arc system for their planner. I really want to use the Arc system, but I can't bring myself to buy the hole punch. If it ever goes on sale, though, I'll snatch it up! It looks like a great system, and I love the Martha Stewart stuff! Maybe someday I'll figure out what I want to do for my own planner.

    Erica
    Blooming In First

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  17. Do you use the Arc punch for anything else? I hate to buy it for just this one use. Any ideas would be great. Also, any chance you will have your planner on sale again as a back to school item? I just discovered your planner as I'm getting to ready to go back. =)

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  18. This is amazing! I am going to Staples this weekend!!

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  19. I'm thinking about buying your pages to add to my planner. I had a couple questions. Are the pages editable and are they printable for the small 5x7 or the 8 1/2 x 11 planner? Thanks!!!
    mustangjacky@yahoo.com

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  20. Can you edit the pages and add more days? We sometimes have events on the weekends and I would love to have a 7 day a week planner in this format? Also can they be converted to the smaller size to fit a smaller binder? Thanks!
    Kirsten.glidden@gmail.com

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  21. DO YOU DO THEM FOR US WHO AREN'T TEACHERS BUT PROBABLY SHOULD BE... I LOVE THIS PLANNER BUT I'M NOT A TEACHER.. I HAVE 2 KIDS AND AM ROOM MOM FOR BOTH. WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THIS MINUS THE "TEACHER" WORDING :)

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  22. Hi Tiffany, I LOVE this planner!! I have some questions for you about it; could you send me your email address so we can have a conversation? I'd really appreciate it.
    :)
    laura.a.unger@gmail.com

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