Those of you that have followed my blog long enough, know one thing about me... I am obsessed with organizational materials. Planners have to be
close to at the top of my list. One day I left my planner at home and almost had a nervous breakdown. I was super excited when I came across a printable planner on Pinterest by April from A Modern Teacher. Let me tell you, she has gone above and beyond what any planner from Office Depot can provide (they really should get teachers' input as a buyer in those stores!) April was kind enough to share one of her planners with me and I am very excited to share it with you. Make sure you enter the giveaway at the end of the blog!
I chose to use a 3 ring binder with this planner. This planner is jam packed with organizational goodies. What I love about this planner is that since it is printable, you can choose what you want to print and what you do not. Since I am a speech therapist, certain pages, such as "Specials Schedule" and "Guided Reading" did not apply to me so I did not print those out.
Below are screen shots of some pages I printed out and put in my binder.
I use the Daily Plans sheet to create my lesson plans for groups/individual students. I love, love, love that there is a column to list the common core standards that you will be addressing with your lesson.
This weekly planning sheet would be ideal to list IEP meetings, conferences, staff meetings, evaluations to be completed, happy hour :) etc. etc.
These pages would be ideal for writing out your schedule. You could use the left column to block out time slots for therapy sessions and write the days of the week across the top!
Monthly calendars are also included (what's a planner without a month at a glance?)
The one thing that makes this planner stand out from any other planner I have ever seen (and believe me I have seen a lot of planners!) is that the common core standards are also included. What could be better than having all the standards at your fingertips as you plan our your therapy sessions? This would definitely get you some brownie point with your principal!
Below are some other amazing pages that April included in her planner:
- Important Information page
-Home and School Year Plans
-Birthdays and Anniversaries to Remember
-Ideas for the Classroom (you can list ideas and websites you found them here)
-Week at a Glance (with before and after school sections)
-Daily planning by subject and CCSS
-A To-Do list for the next school year (that's my kind of to-do list!!)
-Monthly Peeks (here you list meetings, CCSS to be addressed, assessments, goals, etc)
-Meal Planning (!)
Like I said, this planner is amazing. Yes, it is geared towards teachers but therapists (especially school based therapists) could also find this very handy... I definitely did!
You can find out more information on April's planners (she has more designs) at her TpT store here!
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