Lesson Planners

Planning is something I've always been a little overly detailed with, so of course I have several methods to it! Last year I bought my very first Erin Condren Life Planner and fell in love with it as many other teachers have.

Because of my love for the life planner, this year I decided to go with the Erin Condren Teacher Planner and I'm patiently waiting for that pretty box to arrive any day now! I will use that teacher planner for my weekly lesson plans, etc.

I also like to plan out my specific units and lessons another way for Writer's Workshop. I actually have a binder for each writing unit I teach. On the inside of each binder, I have my unit of study monthly plan where I map out each month's unit along with samples, rubrics, and more!  I love having my lesson plans in these unit folders in addition to my other teacher's planner because I can find them easier from year to year, rather than having to try and remember my plans for introducing each unit. 

I'm going to post those templates and a detailed look at these binders in another post soon. Until then, you can grab the planning binder covers for free for each of the writing units! Just click below and be sure to check out all of the other lesson planner ideas over at The Teacher's Chair!


  1. Oh, I am dying to order the Lesson Planner! I just got my first Life Planner and decided I should use it for a while first. Let us know how you like the Lesson Planner.
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    1. I just posted pics of the teacher planner if you want to check them out. I am in LOVE!

  2. I love how you have a different planner for each writing unit. That is a great way to stay organized! Thank you for linking up with me today! Your blog is so adorable...The little starfish on the divider makes me smile! I am your newest follower and am looking forward to sharing ideas! Come add your cute ideas to other parts of the Linky! :)
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  3. I am looking forward to your post on your writing units! I just got my first Erin Condren Life Planner and am in love with it! Make sure to post pictures of your teacher planner; I can't wait to see it!


    1. My pics are up of the teacher planner if you want to check them out! :)