During the summer I have always had high hopes of what I was going to do with my plan book for the year. I custom make my plan book, and spend a lot of time setting it up during the summer. Then once school starts I am really good in the beginning, and then I get lost, and stop using it. Now don't freak out, I still plan, just not in my plan book. You see, we have to write all of our plans on our web based system, so I rarely ever look at my plan book. I plan out my units on paper, and then just input them all online. This has been working, but it has also left me scrambling a few times to find enough math activities, or to make sure that I knew what I was supposed to be doing.
I think I have found a way to plan that 1) I will LOVE, and 2) that I will use!!
Using something is even more important then if I love it, and if it looks pretty. It really doesn't matter what it looks like if I won't use it.
I am pretty stoked about this, and know that it will take more paper if I wanted to print it, but really, why do I need to print it? If I just keep these all on my computer, I could have them all set up, and look through. Plus it will make planning next year that much easier!
Planning this way I'll know exactly what TPT product I used, what page I used in the packet, and then I could always go back in and leave notes on the document I created these in if I have notes to leave about what worked and what didn't work!
I love this, and look forward to planning this way for the rest of the year!