So I've already added some stuff to my planner. I customized the field trip page to keep up with my sick days used. I like keeping my own record of how many days I've used just for my own benefit so I don't have to wait for my monthly check to see how many days I used.
I want to do something with the classroom volunteers section too but I don't know what. Thoughts?
I've just barely started putting some stuff in my June spread. Since the EC planners come with six weeks for each month, I'm going to use the unused days for monthly to do lists and other stuff.
I also started my first week even though I don't really have plans for it yet. Since I'll only be teaching six classes a day, I'm going to use the last column as just a general planning, to do, meeting notes, things to remember, etc. area. I also made some of my own stickers in addition to my The Happy Planner stickers to add to that column (see below).
I've gotten way too much stuff for my planner already. This was a haul from the Target dollar spot area.
The gel pens are precious but don't really work. The blue one works fine and the green one is iffy but the pink doesn't work at all. But since it was so cute, I swapped out the ink part with a regular boring pen that writes really nicely and now I have the best of both worlds; a cute pen that still works.
I love this stamp! It was $3 at Target. The ink that came with it isn't very good but.....
I bought some more at Hobby Lobby. $5 for all 12. Not too bad at all.
I also bought a 1/8" punch to use to make my own inserts in my planner. It works great. The paper I tried it on was way to flimsy but I can tell it will work perfectly once I get some stuff laminated. I'm planning on making some meal plan inserts with five meals and the groceries needed to make them that I can swap out every week. The punch was $3.99, 50% off at Hobby Lobby.
These Happy Planner stickers weren't 50% off but I used my 40% off coupon and got them for $3.
These are all of the sticker sheets included with the pack I got. I love them. They are perfect for what I needed. I love the motivational banner ones that say things like "Get It Done" and "Make It Happen." And I like that there are some fun shapes and arrows thrown in too.
These are some stickers I made myself using Avery repositionable labels. I'm still working on getting them to print just right. You can see that one is a tiny bit too high and one is a tiny bit too low. It's a work in progress. I really love that these are repositionable. The Happy Planner ones aren't and I've already had to peel one up. I made a snowflake for snow days (even though I won't need those for months and months), a hydrate sticker to help me keep up with water intake, a To Do sticker (even though I like my Happy Planner ones better now), one to remind me to post on here, a watercolor one that I'm really loving, and an asterisk because you just never know when you might need one.
I would love to see what other teachers are doing with their planners. What do you use the extra days on your monthly spread for? How do you use extra columns in your lesson plans? Secondary teachers: what do you use the classroom volunteers and field trips sections for? Does anyone have a good use for the sub page? I know I won't be leaving my precious planner for a sub! I'd love to hear your thoughts on customizing your Erin Condren teacher planner to fit your needs!