Thursday, June 13, 2013

All-in-One Simple Teacher Binder Set

Phew!  This turned into a MUCH bigger project than I thought....I really didn't want to reinvent the wheel since there are so many awesome versions of teacher binders, teacher keepers, etc. on TpT.  I originally was going to ONLY create a calendar since I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for, but it tumble-weeded into this...

Here are the calendars!  I combined ideas from several different teachers to create what I needed.
Kristen from Ladybug's Teacher Files shares some fantastic ideas and freebies for her binder.  This is where I got my original idea for condensing everything into one spot for next year!

Here is what's included in the packet I created:

 

My lesson plans take up a lot of space, so I do keep a separate binder for "Student Information" (I made a separate binder cover for this). At the beginning of the year, I send home a Student Information form (included in packet) for parents to complete.  I keep these forms in the "Student Information" binder, as well as any IEP's, 504's, and the Personality Survey I send home on the first day of school.

My lesson plans are not included, but since I've had several people ask about them, here is the layout:
Each day is one page (front back).  I create my documents using the Mac Pages program and can sometimes convert my products to a Word Document.  I've TRIED to do this in order to share an editable version of my plans, but it never converts correctly.  Sorry!  :(

Under the "Class Info" tab of my large binder, I plan on including miscellaneous documents such as Literacy Centers Groupings, pen pal partners, a class list, seating chart, etc.

I hope you find this helpful!  :)  Don't forget to enter my mini-giveaway to win three products from my TpT shop!  This binder packet will now be one of the options.  :)  Click HERE for details!
   

11 comments:

  1. Wow! That is a fabulous binder set! I wish I wasn't such a freak about typing everything up because this is much prettier to look at. Nice work!

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  2. This is SO pretty! I love it! It'll definitely be MINE this coming school year!! :)

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  3. I love this binder! Do you think you'd be able to put your lesson plans on google docs?

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    1. Thanks so much, Dani! What I've been doing is emailing the plans to teachers if they purchase the binder set.

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  4. I have Pages. Is there any way I can have your plan template? Is that an option if I purchase the binder? Thank you so much!

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    1. Hi, Kim! Yes - if you buy the binder, send me an email {mrs.heerenshappenings@gmail.com} and I will gladly send them to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Glad you like the plans! :)

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  5. Hi! I was just wondering how you did your divider tabs. I love them! I am making my binder for this year and I can't find ANY dividers that are cute!

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  6. I just purchased this from TPT but i am needing a editable version, sorry I thought after reading the comments that I would be able to send my email to you and receive this document that way to edit it. Is this still possible!
    Thanks so much

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  7. Can't wait to purchase and download. Are the divider tabs included?

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  8. Is there any way to purchase just the lesson plan template? I have a mac so it would not be a problem. I have a binder layout, but I lOVE your lesson plans!

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