Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday Made It Linky- Teacher Planner and Sticker Organizer

I have been so busy these last few weeks! I went to Memphis to visit my family and then since I have been home I have been hard at work getting things ready for school...okay and going to the pool! I am super excited to share two things I have been hard at work on. The first is my teacher planner. I really wanted to use one of the super cute ones I had found on TPT but none of them fit my needs exactly so of course I had to do it the hard way and make my own. I'm very happy with it though because it is perfect for me and it is still pretty cute if I do say so myself!

I found these super cute chevron binder covers on Pinterest and they are free on TPT from A Year of Many Firsts ! They are editable and they are my favorite thing I've pinned this summer! So cute!
Here is a close-up of my teacher binder this year:
I bought these fabulous dividers at Target that match perfectly!
Okay so inside the planner we go! My first tab is "Class Info". This is where I keep my class lists, birthdays, parent communication log, and username and password list ( I can't keep track of all that!) I made the parent communication and passwords forms but I got the cute birthday paper from the Teaching Fashionista.

My next tab is my calendar. I also downloaded this for free on TPT from Teaching in a Small Town.
My next tab is for my To Do lists. I LOVE lists. They keep my brain organized and there is nothing I love more than checking off something on my to do list!! Along with my daily/weekly to do list, I have also made a monthly refection sheet where I look back on who needs to be retaught, if the whole class needs to be retaught something, if a conference needs to be scheduled, and if there are any supplies I ran out of or need. I did not have this last year and I SO needed it!
Next are my Staff Meeting and Team Meeting notes. I used regular notebook paper last year but this year I made note pages that match the rest of the sheets in my binder :)

Finally I have tabs for my SOL's and report card information. At the very back I put a folder that happens to match my dividers and it opens so there are 3 places to put papers in! I was so excited when I found this at Target as well!
Okay the next thing I made this week is a sticker organizer! I SO wish I could take credit for this amazing idea but I can't. I got the idea from Miss Kindergarten a looooong time ago and it seemed like such a daunting task so I kept putting it off. Well that was silly because it was really easy! The teacher before me left MANY stickers...all jammed into this one bag! Eeek!
So I went through every single sheet of stickers, decided if I wanted to keep it or throw it out. I put them in piles and labeled them with post-its.
Then I put each stack into a sleeve in this over-the-door shoe organizer (now sticker organizer)!
Next I made, printed, and laminated labels. Then I punched a hole in the label as well as at the top of each sleeve and tied the labels on with ribbon! Done!
The first two rows are all organized by month/theme.
 The next two rows are just any categories that didn't really fit into the themes like smiley faces, cartoons, etc...
So there you have my Monday Made Its! I can't wait to see what everyone else made!


  1. I love your binders, folders, and sticker storage. My stickers drive me insane. I love how yours turned out=)
    Lisa L.
    TGIF- Third Grade Is Fun

    1. Thank you Lisa! Mine drove me insane too...I'm excited to actually be able to use them this year!

  2. Hi Tess! I am your newest follower! I love your taste in school supplies and TPT purchases! I'm also a teacher in Northern VA but I teach fourth grade.

    Fourth Grade Lemonade