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!
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!
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