New Planner for 2015!

If you are like me, you are starting to plan for 2015.  What better way to get started than to get your actual planner ready!


I have used planners from A Modern Teacher for 2 years now and I won't go back to the cheap-o store bought ones.  Customization is the way to go!

My first year using April's planners, I got the chevron planner.  I had the Rainbow Chalkboard classroom theme from Schoolgirl Style.  I loved the colors and all the editable organization.

This year I used the Happy Day planner.  I switched up my theme this year and went for the Eric Carle-esque Bugs theme, but I still loved the rainbow and happy colors of Happy Day.  It's so me! 

I have a big surprise (that I've already shared on my FB page!) - I'm moving to 5th grade next year! And I'm moving to our neighborhood school where my kids go.  I'm so excited for a shorter commute and for the kids and I to be together.  But that's all a different blog post! :)

My new school is an arts-integrated school so I was thinking about what theme I could use that would still be bright and fun, a little more grown up, and also artistic.  I found these folders at the Target Dollar Spot (woot woot! Maui has a Target now!) and I loved the colors and watercolor technique.

So imagine my giddy delight when Melanie came out with a watercolor classroom theme and April came out with a matching teacher planner! Next year I plan to use the new Flamingo Watercolor theme.  While I pack my classroom and get ready to move this summer, I can't really do much in terms of room decor yet.  But I can start getting my planner ready! 

I decided to print out the pages that I know for sure I will want.  I put them in page protectors for now and hope to get them coil bound at OfficeMax closer to the start of the year.  But, I may just keep them in the protectors and write with Vis-a-vis markers on them.  We'll see! 

Hawaii's new evaluation system has a section where teachers need to provide evidence of professional development.  The sheet on the left with come in super handy while filling that all out.  And I loved the sheet on the right for keeping track of classroom purchases for tax purposes.  And as documentation for me to know when enough is enough! 

I keep my gradebook pages on a clipboard so they are easy to cart around with me.  At the end of the quarter, I staple them together and file them for safe keeping.  I do need to turn in my gradebook at the end of the year, so I'll hole punch the sheets and put them in a 3-pronged folder.  Super simple. 

And of course, I needed 5th grade standards! Which reminds me, I gotta go study these! Ahhh! 

I loved this sheet about internet usernames and passwords for the teacher and for the students.  I have so many programs that I need to keep login info for: email, attendance system, subfinder, our DOE intranet, etc.  I also love this sheet for the kids.  I keep the student passwords on my computer and made cards for the kids.  But they lose those cards, then I have to look it up on my computer.  This sheet will make it easy to look up in a flash. 

I'm also loving this post-it note landing spot.  How many times have you written a post-it note full of important information, just to misplace it? It's happened to me more times than I can count! Now they have a spot.  I'm so excited!

April has 26 different planners in her shop! There's sure to be one that fits your classroom theme and your personal style!

It's your lucky day - April has given you a chance to win a planner! Just enter below!

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41 comments

  1. Love the flamingo theme. Good idea to use the target one spot items!

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  2. Would love one of these! Love the happy day theme! Would be so useful especially as it's going to be my first year of teaching!!

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  3. I loved the Chevron planner!! :) Here's to hoping I get one for free!! thank you!!

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  4. I would choose the Nautical planner. I'm changing my classroom theme to a beach theme so the Nautical planner would match. πŸ˜€

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  5. I would choose the Nautical planner. I'm changing my classroom theme to a beach theme so the Nautical planner would match. πŸ˜€

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  6. Would love the Happy Rainbow planner....makes me REALLY happy!!!!

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  7. I would love to have the nautical or blue paisley to match my green and blue theme in my classroom.

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  8. I love the Happy Day pattern. The combination of patterns and colors makes me happy!

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  9. I would love to win the Chevron pattern!

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  10. I love the Nautical pattern. The beach is my happy place. Thanks for sharing these planners. I've never seen them and they are waaaay better than the one I currently use. ;)

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  11. This looks like an all encompassing tool!

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  12. I love the Nautical one since it goes perfectly with our school mascot the Mariners!

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  13. Thank you! I, too, adore the Nautical theme planner! It reminds of steadfast faith - a gentle reminder everyday :)

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  14. I would love Happy Rainbow!

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  15. Love the Happy Rainbow too. So bright and cheery!

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  16. Love the Happy Rainbow too. So bright and cheery!

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  17. Love the blue paisley or birds. So cute!

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  18. Oh my gosh! I love those folders from Target!!! SCORE! They match perfectly! I gotta get there asap. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! xo, April ps can't wait to visit....one day :)

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  19. It was so hard to choose which theme is the cutest. I like the anchor but I also really liked the purple paisley.

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  20. I love the chevron planner! It is just so cheerful and very fashionable too! I have to admit there are just way too many cute themes--it was hard to chose!

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  21. Love your blog. I'm moving from K to 4th! I LOVE the purple paisley. Whether I win or not, that will be my planner next year!

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  22. I think the Purple Paisley is my favorite.

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  23. Love her Owls and Rainbow Chevron! I just visited your blog but can't wait to return and browse thru your old posts. 37 organization posts makes me quiver with excitement!

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  24. Love the midnight orchid paisley

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  25. Love the colors of these planners! Would honestly be thrilled with any of them!

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  26. The flamingo is calling my name, though!

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  27. Love the planners and I can't wait to start working on mine for next year. I loved the folders from Target. I thought they were gorgeous.

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  28. I love the Polka Dots!! ok..obsessed

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  29. P.S. I have the owl planner! Love owls!

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  30. I love those planners! I look at them each day! LOL My Favorite is the Nautical them!

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  31. I love the black and white stripes!

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  32. I think I'd choose the Flamingo theme.

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