Monday, May 11, 2015

My Erin Condren Teacher Planner!!!

With all the stress and excitement of getting a new job and getting ready to teach secondary for the first time, I decided to get an Erin Condren Lesson Planner to (hopefully) keep myself organized next year. All Erin Condren teacher supplies are 25% off to celebrate national teacher month!  And while doing my research, I found lots of elementary teacher blogs posting about EC planners, some secondary teachers, and zero art teachers of any grade level. So I thought I'd post about it here and maybe another art (or music or theatre or really any kind of) teacher somewhere will find it helpful.


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First, I decided to get the "Be Kind or Be Quiet" cover. It wasn't my favorite design (although I do love it) but it was my favorite quote. My favorite design was this paisley one but in the end, the quote won out.


I added extra checklist pages; 14 pages total for $5 (it's free for the first 7), and an extra sheet protector; 2 total for $1.50. I haven't decided for sure yet if I'm going to use the checklist pages to keep grades but I wanted to at least have that option if I decide to.

Erin Condren Teacher Planner! | kelseyfortune.blogspot.com | Kelsey Fortune - Art Teacher

I'm really glad I got the extra sheet protectors. I printed my frameworks in a condensed format and put them in the sheet protectors so I can have them for quick reference. Now that I have it, I wish I had got two more. I have my Art I and Art History I frameworks printed and put in the pockets and I wish I had two more for my 8th Grade Art and Art History II frameworks too.

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I also decided to get some accessories since the planner was 25% off! I got a three pack of the band to hold it closed, the adhesive pen holder, and a (free) teacher t-shirt. The t-shirt was free because I spent more that $75 before I used the coupon code. However, when it came in, there was no t-shirt. I contacted and they got back to me within a few hours to say that they were so sorry and that they had run out of t-shirts before my order shipped and offered to give me a $15 gift card which I happily accepted. It will stack with my $10 coupon code so I have $25 to spend on anything on the website. I really wanted the t-shirt but if that's not an option, I'm totally happy to get store credit instead. They were super nice about it.

If you're already considering an Erin Condren teacher planner, I'm sure you've seen the walk through on a million sites so I'll just give you a quick view with a couple of thoughts with how they'll work for secondary art. 

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Lesson planning pages. I'm going to use these to write a quick description of what we're going to accomplish that day as well as the main framework I'll be addressing. Since I only have six classes a day, I'll section off the last column and use it as a to do list/daily tasks, etc. 


Erin Condren Teacher Planner! | kelseyfortune.blogspot.com | Kelsey Fortune - Art Teacher

Missed you while you were away. Don't know if I'll use this. I may start off the year trying to see if I like them. My gut tells me that with as many classes as I'll teach throughout the year, it will just be a waste of time to try to keep up with absences in my planner and on the computer. I may use it only for keeping up with absences just on test/quiz and critique days but not work days. I'll let you know. 

Erin Condren Teacher Planner! | kelseyfortune.blogspot.com | Kelsey Fortune - Art Teacher

Year at a glance. I'll definitely be using this page to jot down project ideas that I know I want to accomplish each month as well as major things like Youth Art Month and art contests. 
Erin Condren Teacher Planner! | kelseyfortune.blogspot.com | Kelsey Fortune - Art Teacher

Graph paper. OMG. Graph paper is a doodlers dream. I love graph paper. I intend to make some seating charts for my classes I have all year (Art I and Art History). For my 8th graders, I may do two seating charts to a page or print them and keep them in my Keep It Together folder and use the graph paper for other purposes. 

Erin Condren Teacher Planner! | kelseyfortune.blogspot.com | Kelsey Fortune - Art Teacher

Erin Condren Teacher Planner! | kelseyfortune.blogspot.com | Kelsey Fortune - Art Teacher

Here's the sticker sheets that come with the teacher planner. Geared much more for elementary teacher in my opinion. I'm planning on making or buying some of my own that fit my needs a little more. 

Erin Condren Teacher Planner! | kelseyfortune.blogspot.com | Kelsey Fortune - Art Teacher
Instagram photo of some of the work I've done on it so far.  

If you're interested in getting an Erin Condren Lesson Planner or any other EC product, you can use my referral link, and we'll both get a coupon for $10 off!

Do you use an Erin Condren planner as an art teacher or secondary teacher? What are your thoughts? What pages have repurposed to be more useful for you?

Kelsey

Disclaimer: I wrote this post because I love my Erin Condren planner. I did not receive anything for posting this. If you follow my referral link above, we will both receive a $10 coupon code via email, the same as any other EC customer would if they shared their referral link. Once you have set up an account, you will have your own referral link that you can share with others.

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