Hello and happy Saturday. I think I’ve told you before that I teach different subjects in different grades, which means I need to be super organized with my planning so that I don’t go crazy.
I am a planner, both in my personal and in my professional life, and that means that before each week starts, I have to write down what I’m doing each day. In my post on how I keep organized, and then in my update, you can see that I tried a format for weekly lesson planning, which I complemented with color-coding so that I could easily find each class and know what I had to do.
The system worked for me for a few months, but I wasn’t in love with the design of the planner. You see, the full pages only held two or three days each, so I had to constantly flip through pages, which is annoying, and I felt that there was a lot of extra space I was wasting because there were eight slots per column, but I was only using five.
I felt like I could work better with a simpler template, and that’s when I decided that instead of looking through the perfect planner on Pinterest to print and download, I could come up with my own. Basically, I needed a chart with the days of the week on the top row, and the names of each of my classes on the left-side column. I still color-code because that way it’s even easier for me to spot a class and see what I have to do.
I fill out my planner by hand, and it serves two purposes for me: one, if I look at each column, I can see my full day of classes; and two, if I see each row, I’m looking at a week’s worth of lessons for each of my classes. I find that filling this planner is way easier, and I’m also saving paper because I’m using one sheet at a time as opposed to one.
You can get this template for free by clicking here. If you use it, let me know how you liked it. Remember that I’m always creating new resources and putting them in my TpT store, so be sure to check it out.
Love, Miss Camila