So much for relaxing!
I'm sure a lot of you are thinking that, as you work on your "to do" lists this summer.
Organizing is my faaaaavorite part of a new year! So, of course, the first thing I chose to work on this summer is a new, editable binder!
My classroom theme is rainbow, and chevron is sooo fun, so I went with that for this binder. I love the binder I had last year, but I got tired of looking at the same thing every day! It is always fun to have something new!
There are many different ways a teacher can choose to organize his/her binder. Last year I had all of my sections in one, very large, binder. This year, I chose to separate them into smaller sections. I have 5 main binders this year! I know I will like having a smaller binder with me when I go to meetings, or when I take my binder home to work on my plans. Each binder cover comes in all 6 rainbow colors, so you can choose which colors you want to use. The same color options are available in the spines.
I just love knowing that my shelf will even look nice because of the cute spines! Changing the colors according to each binder also helps with my organization. I can grab the binder I need quickly once I get used which binder is which color. Wait...I sound so lazy! I can't even take the time to read the label? Haha!! I hope I am not the only teacher who feels THAT rushed before a meeting!
In the main section of my binder, I have the calendar pages. There are calendar pages for each month. This is a Power Point document, so you can add text boxes wherever you would like to add text. You will be able to use this year after year!
The Student info. section is the section I find myself using the most! (Well, other than the grade book!) I love this section because the student info. forms that come with this pack keep everything I need really organized. I can flip to the page I need really quickly!
The Substitute section is one I hope I don't have to use! However, you just never know! In this section, the sub will find everything he/she needs to know about how to run your day. You can include your own, personal touches like a seating chart or dress code form. There is also a divider created for you to leave emergency sub plans. We all know that sometimes something can come up and you may not be able to leave
in-depth sub plans! This might come in handy for times like those.
All sections and colors come in blank form, as well! This way, you can add your own dividers as you may need them. Although, I hope I thought of everything for you! Also, you can create a cover page with your name on it, or a fun page for the back of your binder. There are also blank spines in each color. Because I know that some of you, like me, are
OCD very organized, I have also included pages on "ways to get organized" with this binder, as well as a whole page on where to download this great free font I used throughout the whole binder! This way, you can make your new dividers look exactly like the rest of the binder! We want everything to be consistent, right!?
Winner's chosen!! Keep checking back as we get closer to August because I just might be doing this again.... ;)
You can get this binder HERE at my TpT store!