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August 18, 2016

Printable Teacher Planner

By Amanda Nehring
Grades PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12

    Welcome back to school everyone! One of the most overwhelming parts of starting each new year as a teacher is getting yourself organized. I know that I certainly spend way too many hours dreaming of the classroom I could have on Pinterest and not enough time actually organizing my resources and my thoughts. Sometimes the task of getting organized seems too daunting, but hopefully I can help you a little with this printable teacher planner that helps keep me sane. I received the inspiration from my middle school teacher-friend, Mrs. Cardenas, after seeing her all-in-one planner and knew I had to make my own! Take a look at the different parts of my planner and hopefully be inspired to collect your notes, plans and information all in one place.

     

    Cover and School Information Sheet

    Inside the cute and colorful cover (check out all three design options below) I begin with a page of my school information and my schedule. This is useful in case I ever misplace my planner (guilty!) and helps me to remember when my students go to each of the special classes during the week. It is so helpful to have this information right at my fingertips. Once I get into a normal routine after a few weeks of school I like to write out a sample schedule for my whole week and insert it directly after this page. Here’s a look at my "week at a glance" that I created in Microsoft Word. I highly recommend creating your own version to add to your planner too.

    School information and weekly schedule planner page. My week at a glance schedule

     

     

    Class Roster

    So many mass-produced planners have class roster pages with information I don’t need like student ID numbers or email addresses, so I simplified my version to include just student names and space for the info I want to include. When you download my planner pages you’ll notice that everything is editable, so feel free to make your class roster sections say whatever is most useful for you. I usually include students’ birthdays and telephone numbers in my planner. Then I also take copies of any student IEPs or 504 plans that I have for the year and insert them after this page as well. Because my school district is digital and keeps our student information like parent phone numbers, addresses, etc. on PowerSchool, I didn’t add lines for those items on my student info page. Instead, I like to print out the student information reports from PowerSchool directly and keep them with my IEPs right after this section of the planner.

    A sample class roster page

    Teacher’s Notes

    I am so guilty of showing up to staff meetings with a different notebook or piece of scrap paper every time and then subsequently misplacing my notes. To save myself the trouble I created lined paper note pages for my planner so that I always have a space to take notes and access my record of past information. I recommend making MANY copies of the notes page to include in your planner.

    Teacher planner notes pages

    Monthly Calendars

    Thanks to some adorable month headings from Scholastic Teachables, I was easily able to create a full spread calendar for my planner. Each month has space for five weeks and no pre-printed dates so that you can use this planner template year after year. Just go through in the editable version or with your favorite colored pen and add in the days for each month. Now you can look at your whole month at-a-glance as you sit down to prepare your lesson plans.

    August calendar for teacher planner

    Lesson Plans

    After each month I insert five copies of my lesson plans pages. This allows me to keep all of my August plans right behind the full-month calendar so I can find them easily. You can choose to organize your planner as you wish. That’s the great thing about a printable planner that is edited uniquely for you! The lesson plan template has five boxes for each day, making it functional for teachers from kindergarten through high school. Elementary self-contained teachers can use the five blocks for each of the subjects: reading, language arts, math, science and social studies. Middle and high school teachers can use the five sections for each of their class blocks or the different classes they teach. Again, I provide this planner in an editable format so you can go in and change your tables and lesson plan pages so that they work for you.

    A week of my lesson plans

    Gradebook

    The end of my printable teacher planner holds my gradebook pages. I print off a ton of these at the beginning of the year so I can keep my planner stocked. I create a set of pages for each subject area and use each line of the gradebook for a different student. I have also seen teachers include a single gradebook page for each child so they can log all of that student’s assignments in one place. However you want to set up your gradebook, I hope these printable data sheets will be useful.

    A blank gradebook page

    Putting it all together

    Once you’ve customized your planner and printed out your pages, feel free to use them however you see fit. My school has a comb binding machine, so I like to print my cover page on cardstock, laminate it, and then bind all of my pages into a spiral-style planner. You also could use a three-ring binder with page protectors and dividers if that works better for you. No matter the style you choose, I hope this free printable teacher planner helps you start off the new school year on an organized foot!

    Blue and red planner pages Green and Purple Planner pages

     Pink and Yellow planner pages

    Above I have included the PDF links for the three different styles of printable teacher planner I have created. Just click the image of the colored planner you'd like to download. Note that the PDF won’t be editable, but it will help if your device is not recognizing the PowerPoint files. For the editable PowerPoint files, see the links below. I've created PowerPoint 2016 and PowerPoint 97-2003 versions of each of the colored planner pages as well as a separate PowerPoint file for the calendar pages (as those are the same for each planner). Just click the links to download the colored planner pages and calendar pages of your choice. A special thanks to Graphics From the Pond and Kinder Alphabet for the background graphics. If you use this planner I’d love to hear about it. Leave me a comment to let me know how it works for you! Good luck this year and happy teaching!

    Welcome back to school everyone! One of the most overwhelming parts of starting each new year as a teacher is getting yourself organized. I know that I certainly spend way too many hours dreaming of the classroom I could have on Pinterest and not enough time actually organizing my resources and my thoughts. Sometimes the task of getting organized seems too daunting, but hopefully I can help you a little with this printable teacher planner that helps keep me sane. I received the inspiration from my middle school teacher-friend, Mrs. Cardenas, after seeing her all-in-one planner and knew I had to make my own! Take a look at the different parts of my planner and hopefully be inspired to collect your notes, plans and information all in one place.

     

    Cover and School Information Sheet

    Inside the cute and colorful cover (check out all three design options below) I begin with a page of my school information and my schedule. This is useful in case I ever misplace my planner (guilty!) and helps me to remember when my students go to each of the special classes during the week. It is so helpful to have this information right at my fingertips. Once I get into a normal routine after a few weeks of school I like to write out a sample schedule for my whole week and insert it directly after this page. Here’s a look at my "week at a glance" that I created in Microsoft Word. I highly recommend creating your own version to add to your planner too.

    School information and weekly schedule planner page. My week at a glance schedule

     

     

    Class Roster

    So many mass-produced planners have class roster pages with information I don’t need like student ID numbers or email addresses, so I simplified my version to include just student names and space for the info I want to include. When you download my planner pages you’ll notice that everything is editable, so feel free to make your class roster sections say whatever is most useful for you. I usually include students’ birthdays and telephone numbers in my planner. Then I also take copies of any student IEPs or 504 plans that I have for the year and insert them after this page as well. Because my school district is digital and keeps our student information like parent phone numbers, addresses, etc. on PowerSchool, I didn’t add lines for those items on my student info page. Instead, I like to print out the student information reports from PowerSchool directly and keep them with my IEPs right after this section of the planner.

    A sample class roster page

    Teacher’s Notes

    I am so guilty of showing up to staff meetings with a different notebook or piece of scrap paper every time and then subsequently misplacing my notes. To save myself the trouble I created lined paper note pages for my planner so that I always have a space to take notes and access my record of past information. I recommend making MANY copies of the notes page to include in your planner.

    Teacher planner notes pages

    Monthly Calendars

    Thanks to some adorable month headings from Scholastic Teachables, I was easily able to create a full spread calendar for my planner. Each month has space for five weeks and no pre-printed dates so that you can use this planner template year after year. Just go through in the editable version or with your favorite colored pen and add in the days for each month. Now you can look at your whole month at-a-glance as you sit down to prepare your lesson plans.

    August calendar for teacher planner

    Lesson Plans

    After each month I insert five copies of my lesson plans pages. This allows me to keep all of my August plans right behind the full-month calendar so I can find them easily. You can choose to organize your planner as you wish. That’s the great thing about a printable planner that is edited uniquely for you! The lesson plan template has five boxes for each day, making it functional for teachers from kindergarten through high school. Elementary self-contained teachers can use the five blocks for each of the subjects: reading, language arts, math, science and social studies. Middle and high school teachers can use the five sections for each of their class blocks or the different classes they teach. Again, I provide this planner in an editable format so you can go in and change your tables and lesson plan pages so that they work for you.

    A week of my lesson plans

    Gradebook

    The end of my printable teacher planner holds my gradebook pages. I print off a ton of these at the beginning of the year so I can keep my planner stocked. I create a set of pages for each subject area and use each line of the gradebook for a different student. I have also seen teachers include a single gradebook page for each child so they can log all of that student’s assignments in one place. However you want to set up your gradebook, I hope these printable data sheets will be useful.

    A blank gradebook page

    Putting it all together

    Once you’ve customized your planner and printed out your pages, feel free to use them however you see fit. My school has a comb binding machine, so I like to print my cover page on cardstock, laminate it, and then bind all of my pages into a spiral-style planner. You also could use a three-ring binder with page protectors and dividers if that works better for you. No matter the style you choose, I hope this free printable teacher planner helps you start off the new school year on an organized foot!

    Blue and red planner pages Green and Purple Planner pages

     Pink and Yellow planner pages

    Above I have included the PDF links for the three different styles of printable teacher planner I have created. Just click the image of the colored planner you'd like to download. Note that the PDF won’t be editable, but it will help if your device is not recognizing the PowerPoint files. For the editable PowerPoint files, see the links below. I've created PowerPoint 2016 and PowerPoint 97-2003 versions of each of the colored planner pages as well as a separate PowerPoint file for the calendar pages (as those are the same for each planner). Just click the links to download the colored planner pages and calendar pages of your choice. A special thanks to Graphics From the Pond and Kinder Alphabet for the background graphics. If you use this planner I’d love to hear about it. Leave me a comment to let me know how it works for you! Good luck this year and happy teaching!

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