Happy Sunday everyone! I hope everyone is having a good Father’s Day!! This post has NOTHING to do with dads, but it is something I am super excited about.
Friday, I went to school for a few hours to work. I finally had time to sit down and create my new teacher binder. It is nothing fancy, but it is very functional! I’ve had many binders in the past, but I think I finally nailed it! I guess only time will tell.
I will take you step by step!
3-ring binder (mine was left in my room!)
Fancy colored paper
Clear sheet protectors or dividers
I purchased everything at the Dollar Tree except for the binder
Anyway…On to the inside. On the left is the schedule. This is last year’s schedule. I hope it stays the same!! To the right is a place to keep things for on the run! I have different colored pens, pencils, highlighters, and post-its. I love the fact that I can take one notebook home for lesson planning.
The next two sections are empty because I do not have students yet. LOL!
Student information: Parent contact info, allergies, transportation, etc.
Student Data- test scores, checklist, etc.
I have then divided the binder into subject areas. The first is reading. I have included a copy of our standards based report card, standards, and curriculum map. I also included the purple folder to keep worksheets that I plan on using while I am planning.
Next is writer’s workshop. I am so excited about this!! This is the first time that I have used this model and it looks amazing! I purchased Deedee Wills and Deanna Jump;s Writing Through the Year Unit 1. It has plans for each day of the unit. This is exactly what I need for my first year in kindergarten!
My Math section is very similar to the Reading section.
Science and Social Studies is only 30 mins. of our day, so I put them together. They are divided with the cute flower paperclip.
I can already see that I will need a bigger binder! I really think this will be great to have when planning each week. I can throw it into my bag and head out the door!
Speaking of bags…I purchased this 31 bag awhile back and I excited to use it this upcoming school year. It is HUGE!
I am sure you are asking yourself, “Where does she keep her actually lesson plans or meeting notes?” Well look what is coming in the mail!!! I am so excited to get an Erin Condren Teacher planner!! You have to go and check it out!! I can’t wait for it to arrive!
I also want to thank all of my new followers! I can’t believe I am up to 26 in just a few short weeks. I am loving the teacher blogger community! I have learned so much from all of you! Keep following along!