Last year, I made the huge purchase of an Erin Condren lesson planner (insert oooo's and aaaaahh's here). I was very excited about it and even more excited when it came in the mail. It was packaged so nicely and pristinely unwritten in. Pretty much a teacher's dream!
In an positive and exciting turn of events, I've already landed a teaching job here in Texas and have been planning things out for the last month or so. When I finally decided on a classroom theme, I went with my tribal herringbone themed line of products. I printed out the matching substitute binder and the IEP binder, and put both in their own 3-ring binders.
After that (and a run to Staples to get more ink for the printer), I decided to unbind my beloved Erin Condren lesson planner and merge it with a lesson planner I designed.
I laminated the front and back covers, and the tab pages so I could navigate through the planner easier. Let me tell you that buying the Scotch Thermal Laminator was one of THE best purchases I've ever made as a teacher! I really have gotten my $25 out of that thing.
I may be a tad bit OCD.
What do you use to plan your lessons and keep track of important dates?