Monday, July 25, 2016

Planning Out A Planner

I'm linking up again with Tara's Fourth Grade Frolics and Monday Made It. 
Visiting her site always leaves me feeling inspired. You must check her out!
Another way to get the creative juices flowing is to head to your local craft store. 
This weekend I made my way to the Michaels.
I spent FOREVER just wandering around that store. 
And here is what I found.... the Create 365 Happy Planner. 


This planner was so cute!  Loved it!
I loved the calendar layouts, the colors and sayings. 


I was so tempted to grab it,  but have a template that I use for lesson planning that includes all the details that I need to incorporate when posting plans. It will be so much easier to use that instead of handwriting all my plans into this one. Lesson planning is one of my least favorite school tasks...I need to keep it as simple as possible. 
So I decided to use the Happy Planner as inspiration and create my own cover and add divider cards. I figure a nice planner makes the job a bit more enjoyable, right? 


Once I started with these beautiful papers from Liana Scrap, I could not stop. 
Check out her sets of digital papers here



I put together a file of what I created and am sharing it free in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store. 
You can find it by clicking the link below. 

So what do you use? Are you an Erin Condren fan? Happy Planner? 
Would love to hear!
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  1. I love how you took the Happy Planner idea and made it your own. I use a bullet journal as a planner for my daily tasks, and I love it! We are required to use Planbook at my school so I don't have a need for a lesson planner.

  2. Your binder looks great! I used a binder like that when I taught a combo class a few years ago. I really liked it, but am attached to my Erin Condren. Totally silly, I know! You will love your binder! :)

  3. I used Erin Condren for 2 years and this year I decided to do the Create 365 Planner, it started in July and will take me to the end of 2017. Since I use I didn't need their teacher planner anymore so I just needed something to keep my personal and school dates in. I love mine!

  4. I'll have to check these out! I haven't yet bought a lesson plan this year because I figured it might work better to create my own - toy around with it the first few weeks of school till I find out what works. I love your binder, and it's definitely given me some inspiration!

  5. Your binder looks awesome! Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration 😊

  6. I created my own, too! I was eyeballing the adorable teacher planners in Target today, but I talked myself out of one, reminding myself that I don't need one.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Shafer's Shenanigans