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Planning My Planner...

I spent yesterday morning putting all of my school dates and all of my daughter's after-school commitments on my monthly calendars. On the calendar, I also included the plan for completing my units, which I have color-coded (I saw this idea on Pinterest and really felt the need to do it myself). I'm hoping that having all of this on month-at-a-glance calendars will help me stay on track a little better with completing my units "on time" and will help me be a little more organized all around.


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I also spent a bit of time tweaking my personal lesson planner. I've made my own planners on the computer for years, so that I didn't have to spend time writing out the class names, times, regularly scheduled parts of the day, etc on each new planner page. My planners have changed over the years, as I transitioned from teaching elementary to middle school, and as I've chosen to add different aspects to the planner (like standards, reflections, and notes sections). Part way through last year, I added a "supplementary" planning page for each week, to document differentiation, homework differences by class, and progress by class. So, yesterday I combined what I had on the regular weekly planner and the supplementary page to create a planner that is a 2-page spread for each week (I had kept everything to one page in the past - until I added that supplementary page last year.)

This template is different from the one I included in my organizational binder, because it's specific to my needs. You can download the ppt version of this template and edit it for your own needs, if you'd like (the version on Google docs is a little different from my ppt version, so if you want the ppt version, just email me and I'll send it to you - middleschoolmathmoments@gmail.com) . I know the picture is hard to read, but the pages below should give you a better idea of what each section says.

I'm hoping this layout works well for me this year!









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  1. It is so much easier to have a template! I really like the differentiation portion! Did you make a table for your own calendar? I have to know because now I gave to color code mine:).

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    1. Yes, I did make a table, in ppt. I'm so glad I finally did it! If you want to email me, I can send it to you - middleschoolmathmoments@gmail.com

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