Monday, September 7, 2015

Erin Condren Planner Ideas that Will Make You Happy

You can "pimp out your planner " (coined by my principal) by adding clip art, washi tape, and stickers.  A coupon code is at the very end of this post!  (Love coupons!)
DIY tips to organize your Erin Condren Teacher Planner!
 Set your schedule!  It's not fun writing your schedule in every week, but sticking a sticker on IS fun!  You can get this template for FREE from Stephanie at 3rd Grade Thoughts here!  
DIY tips to organize your Erin Condren Teacher Planner!
I found it really easy to print on Avery Full Sheet White Labels!  Simply type your schedule, print, cut, and stick!
This is my favorite part...clip art!!
DIY tips to organize your Erin Condren Teacher Planner!
Add skinny washi for dividing your day.  I use it show lunch.  My class eats at 10:55 so we actually call it brunch!
DIY tips to organize your Erin Condren Teacher Planner!
Washi tape the edges of each page to divide by quarters!  I love this!  It makes the pages easier to turn and it clearly marks each quarter for planning purposes!
DIY tips to organize your Erin Condren Teacher Planner!
Store extra stickers in the pouch in the back.  Getting ready for the next week can happen in a snap!
DIY tips to organize your Erin Condren Teacher Planner!
These little tips bring me joy in lesson planning and I hope they can do the same for you!  What tips do you have for pimping out your ECTP?
 They will email you a code to enter when you checkout!

11 comments:

  1. Wow, love these ideas! Thanks for sharing!! I love educlips! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Mandi! Educlips clip art is so dang cute!

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  2. I absolutely LOVE this idea and have already bought myself clear labels to print my own for when my school year starts in January. My question though. If you are putting stickers and tape in the same places each week, doesn't the book get lumpy and hard to write on?

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    1. That's a good question! The top labels are a bit thicker so they do start to add volume and a little lumpiness. The specialist stickers are the clear labels and seem to be much thinner so that part doesn't bother me at all!

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  3. OHMYGOODNESS! I am a die-hard Erin Condren planner gal, but I have always used vertical layout. I couldn't figure out WHY anyone would want a horizontal one...and then I saw yours, and I'm ABSOLUTELY getting horizontal layout next year! I'm not a teacher, but I am trying to be more productive with the 7 Habits of Highly Effective people method...and this will help a great deal! Thanks for the ideas!

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    1. Amy, you are adorable! I bet you will love the horizontal layout! I even use that layout for my Life Planner and planning for grad classes!

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  4. I love your ideas. Do you have the template for the labels? They would be so helpful.

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    1. Hi Rosie! The templates for the labels are linked in right under the number 1. They are from 3rd Grade Thoughts!

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  5. I can't even tell you how many times I've returned to this post! I just love these ideas so much! Your planner is beautiful! Thank you for sharing!! :)

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