You would think that after teaching for this long I would have organization down - well, think again! I would never be mistaken for the Queen of Organization, the Princess of Perfection, or even the Court Jester of Consolidation. But I am determined that this time - with a new school, new kids, and a new room - I will have it (mostly) together.
Right now, I have a couple of months before I can fulfill my dream Doctor Who decor scheme, so I'm going to start with something pretty basic, but also quite essential - THE BINDER! With much thanks to Pinterest and TeachersPayTeachers, I actually have a pretty good plan of attack on this one. I also found an awesome Doctor Who theme from Katy LaPlace for it, so we are off to a fabulous start. (Btw: She also has Wizard of Oz and Disney themes if Who is not your thing!)
Here's a picture of the front cover:
I have my planner divided into the following sections:
- Calendar (Long Range and Month-at-a-Glance)
- Lesson Plans (I do my plans on Planbook.com, but want to keep printouts here)
- Standards (TEKS, Common Core)
- Student Data (Click here for one example of an info sheet)
- Meeting Notes
Here are some pics of my completed binder:
It really feels great to have at least this first step done! I will also be making another set for Guided Math, but that will have to wait for another blog.
Next week I'm going to a TCEA Tots and Technology Conference, so I'll have lots of ideas to share!
Have a FANTASTIC day!