Tuesday, March 5, 2013

My Extra Day Off=Contest

I got today off unexpectedly due to some confusion at the nearby high school this morning.  We don't get too many snow days around here, so this was a blessing in many ways!  First, one of my living room lights decided to burn out last night.  I didn't think that having one light missing would make such a difference!  So, once I enjoyed my coffee, I went out and purchased 4 new bulbs that are supposed to last me at least 6 years.  I am so proud of myself for installing them on my own as I am not very tall, and have very high ceilings:)

After I finished changing the lights, I did use my time wisely in working on report cards.  I thankfully brought home a lot of report card stuff last night to work on.  Just have math and spelling to go...yay! 

I have heard about Erin Condren planners for a while and decided that I had some time to research them today.  You can click on the picture to see what I am talking about.

Anyway, I decided that I would not want to spend that much (roughly $50) on a planner that is not exactly what I would want to make my life easier.  So I then got distracted by making myself my own planner for next year.  Now, I do plan ahead (but generally not that far ahead:)  Although, when I was in college I did plan my sophomore -senior years in advance and walked into my adviser's office and she said that I was set.  I would like to think that I have settled down a bit since then!

 The grade/lesson book includes the following sections:
-Cover (add your own personality to it with a picture of your family or a pet)
-August-June Calendar that can be used any year (you can make a July if neebe)
-Curriculum map
-Parent contact log
-Classroom volunteer log
-Student information forms
-Daily plans at a glance
-Guided math plans
-Literacy center plans
-Shared reading plans
-Grade book for multiple subject areas (currently set at 29 students but you can add or subtract from that)

This is fully customizable by you...you can add/delete columns as needed, and change colors, fonts, etc. :) There are not dates on anything so you can print and reuse this year after year!

The following are pictures from it:


I am willing to give this away to the first two people who can answer this question correctly:
Which college am I a HUGE fan of (hence all of the green and white which I put on my planner along with my favorite mascot this year:)?
A. Tulane Green Wave 
B. Marshall Thundering Herd
C. Michigan State Spartans

Make sure to include your e-mail address!  If you are interested in purchasing this customizable lesson planning and grade book, you can purchase it in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.


  1. Yeah for Michigan bloggers! Glad to find you as well! I am going with Michigan State and Sparty. I am a fellow Spartan if that is the case.

    Apples and Papers


  2. This looks great. I originally was going to go with Tulane Green Wave..because of the beachy theme...But I gotta go with Sparty too. Even though I went to Ferris. ( Go Bulldogs) I still love that Spartan Warrior too. LOL!
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

  3. Congrats to you both! I LOVE MSU:)