Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Editable Chevron Binder and Calendar

Are you hooked on chevron like I am? I decided to make my teacher binder in the chevron theme this year. I was feeling the yellow and black this year. I like to change it up, last year I had a blue theme going.
I love having everything I need in one place. This year I am trying Avery Index Maker dividers. They stick out farther than regular dividers AND have a clear page protector. That way I can insert my pretty chevron title pages that make me happy.
I wanted the index to stick out farther because I have sub dividers in both my Grades and Guided Reading sections. I love these Avery Style Edge dividers.
Once I got creating I decided I needed a matching calendar.
I wanted maximum space to write to I left off the weekend but added a weekly planning box to keep track of the theme or unit.
I like one vertical page so I can look at it quickly and not have to turn the binder to the side.
I use these 8 dividers:
Lesson Plans-I made my own template and type my plans every week. Click HERE for a free copy. I left it a word doc so you can edit it but be warned the formatting and fonts could be off and need some adjusting.

Calendar-I use this to jot down special events, meetings, changes in schedule, etc.

Standards-I refer to my Common Core Assessment Checklists often.

Grades-I use the cluster pages form my CCSS Checklists and I made some similar ones for Science,   Social Studies, etc.

Guided Reading-I have dividers for each reading group, sight words, and reading levels.

Field Trips-I keep masters of permission slips and notes about planning here.

Student Info-I like to start the year with a quick glance of who is in RSP (Resource Specialist Program), Speech, has medical issues I should be aware of, etc.  I shared this form last year but updated so click HERE to download.

Meetings-I keep staff, committee, and grade level notes here.

I find this all-in-one binder system works the best for me.

I put this Editable Chevron Teacher Binder and Calendar pack on TpT this morning. I  included the pages I used plus 23 chevron pages that you can edit to add your own titles. Want to pick a different color for your cover? No problem, just add a text box. Don't like the font? No problem, add a text box. Want to add events to the calendar before you print? No problem, add a text box! I spent many, many, many hours on this so I think it is a steal at $4!
I'd like to give a copy away to say thank you for following me.  Enter below and good luck! The only thing I need to add to my binder is a pencil pouch with my favorite pens, pencils, a highlighter, and a small calculator. Do you get the same thrill from office supplies? I think all teachers do, right?
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30 comments:

  1. Great looking binder! Love the colors!

    renetowens@sbcglobal.net

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  2. Love, love, love your editable chevron teacher binder!
    Donelle
    wdonelle@gmail.com

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  3. I love new markers and pens! :) Bforbes89@gmail.com

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  4. My favorite school supply are pens! cfcoley@gmail.com

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  5. My favourite supply is sticky notes and pens!
    reneesaintlaurent@hotmail.com

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  6. My favorite school supply... well I have two... markers and gel pens... LOL!

    Karmen
    carmenb104@gmail.com

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  7. I'm loving the chevrons! mandijoiner@gmail.com

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  8. My favorite school supplies are Papermate Flair pens and smelly markers! :) Love your chevron binder.

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  9. Your planner looks awesome!!! My favorite school supply would have to be fadeless paper...I use it for everything!!! I also just bought some Flair pens today, which I have a feeling I'm not going to be able to live without!! :)

    Sarah
    A Sunny Day in First Grade

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  10. The planner looks great! I love chevron. My favorite school supply would have to be Flair pens!

    Jessica
    Run529@aol.com

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  11. My favourite school supply...hmmm...hard to pick one. I love brand new crayons! So lovely, sharp and such potential.
    lisa_sardinha@hotmail.com

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  12. My favorite school supply are plastic baggies. Everything goes into baggies to store and sort.

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  13. Laminator is a favorite school supply!

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  14. My favorite school supply is Sharpies!! In EVERY color :)

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  15. I love felt point pens!!! Can't get enough!!

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  16. My favorite school supply is any kind of tape! :)

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  17. My favorite school supply is new markers for my anchor charts. I love getting creative with my designs!

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  18. Love the binder! My favorite school supply has to be markers! Or maybe pens .... or maybe anything that has to do with school!! School supply shopping is the best!

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  19. I love new smelly markers !

    Karen
    kep58@sbcglobal.net

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  20. I love Bic Flair markers in lots of colors! or any markers or any office supply!

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  21. I love to get new markers or sharpies!

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  22. Your binder is superb! Love the vertical calendar page. My favorite school supply is brand new crayons.
    jkmatuch@aol.com

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  23. I love markers (the Crayola Black skinny ones...)! And Sharpie pens are my fave!

    Keri
    Enchanted Kinder Garden

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  24. I love markers - all sorts!! :)
    Julene Hoffman
    jhoffman143@yahoo.com

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  25. I, too, have succumbed to the all colorful Chevron!!! I am SO addicted!! My husband tells me I need therapy for my addiction to school supplies. The way I see it is I could be addicted to MUCH WORSE!!! LOL!!

    tracycook79@gmail.com

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  26. Love it! Chevron is so fun plus nice to be able to edit. Thanks for creating!

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  27. I love new colorful pens, sharpie markers, or sharpies.

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  28. Love the binder!
    I am addicted to markers as well...Sharpies and Flair are my favorites!

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  29. Thanks for the pictures and freebies. Love the way you have your binder organized!

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