Do you lack organization in your planning or classroom? This Teacher Planner may be exactly what you need to calm the chaos and regain control over your busy schedule!
Here’s the breakdown of what’s included:
– I use this double-page spread to record significant dates. I also use this to plan out the curriculum across the year. I’ll pencil in when I need to be teaching fractions, number sense, measurement, and everything else that teachers teach. And I do use pencil for this, because I know it will change throughout the year.
Monthly Planner – This is where I focus my yearly overview. So, if I’m teaching measurement for two weeks in May, I’ll break that concept down even further and identify what I’m teaching on each day. For example, during the first week I’ll focus on informal measurement, and in the second week I’ll focus on formal measurement. Then, on each day, I’ll jot down some key points that I need to cover.
Weekly Planner – I use this one a little differently. This is my reminders for the week. This is where I note any extra things that I need to be doing for each lesson – chase up books to support the lesson, make copies of pages for students, find those lost dice, etc. You might choose to use this section for your lesson planning too, that’s totally up to you. I prefer to use the Daily Planner because I can fit more detail into it. But, if you’re happy to ‘wing it’ a bit more than me, feel free to use this section for your planning!
Daily Planner – This is where I get much more detailed. I write my actual lesson plans on these pages. I record the steps we take throughout the lesson, make note of
Reflections – I’m gonna confess, I don’t often remember to use this one! When I do remember, I record my review of the lesson – what worked, what didn’t, what do I need to change for next time, etc.
Curriculum Tracker – This is a great page, and I use it so much with my planning. At the beginning of each month, I make a note of which curriculum areas I need to teach. I actually write the curriculum codes onto this page. Then I can fill in the dates and tick the box to show that I have introduced, reviewed, and assessed each one. There’s also room for notes at the bottom where I make note of any students who were absent that day and need a catch up lesson!
Assessment Data – I record pre- and post- assessment data here. Add your students names to the list and you’re ready to go!
Student Checklist – I use this to keep track of EVERYTHING! Homework, permission forms, assessments, and so on. Anything whole class that requires me to be aware of individual students is recorded here.
Contact Details – I personally don’t use this page but I’ve included it just in case you want it! Jot down all of the important contact details for your students so that you can quickly contact anyone you need to.
Parent Communication Log – This is a must-have page for anyone as forgetful as me! I record all communication I have with specific parents. It also helps me to remember who I need to follow up, and why.
Anecdotal Notes – For when you’re roaming the classroom offering support, you can also be observing and assessing using this page!
Small Group Notes, Guided Reading Notes & Guided Math Notes – I use these pages to keep track of all of the different groups – who is in them, what they’re working on, what the next step in their learning is, etc.
Weekly Schedule – This is handy to record your class schedule, the things that don’t change from week to week.
Transport – Not sure where your students are going once that final bell rings? Record it all on this page! There’s room to record how your students come to school, and how they go home. Simply write each name in the box next to the relevant mode of transport.
Birthdays – So this one is pretty self-explanatory, right?! Use it to record the dates of everyone’s birthday.
Student Medical Needs – I have a lot of students who need medications throughout the school day. While my school has a formal medication form that we have to sign after administering all medications, I also keep this form handy as it has all of the relevant information in one place
Logins and Passwords/Student Logins and Passwords – One page for you, and one for your students! Keep track of everyone’s log in details – no more “I can’t remember my password”.
Professional Development Log – I’m not sure about you, but I have to provide proof of my professional development.
Parent Volunteers – I am so incredibly blessed to have an abundance of parent helpers, all ready and willing to support our learning program. I keep track of them all, and their general availability, on this form.
And, best of all, all that you need to do is download and print (double-sided) the file, then pop some holes along the side to insert it into a binder. I’ve also included the calendar to suit both Northern and Southern hemisphere school start months! How cool is that?
Thanks so much for looking, I hope you enjoy your FREE Teacher Planner!