I’m excited to link up with Keeping up with Mrs. Harris and Kreative in Kindergarten for this linky party and GIVEAWAY!
I have browsed posts from previous people and they all have the most intricate planners with washi tape and stickers and arrows, etc. I LOVE it, but for me that would mean spending more time with my planner than I do on the activities I write in the planner! So while mine looks more simple, it is still extremely effective.
Previously I used a 3 ring binder – yuck. They just never work out as well as I would hope. I like the idea of spiral bound, but…..what if I mess up or want to change something? Well I have the perfect solution for you!
My dear friends Elizabeth from Organized Chaos and Jennifer from The Yellow Brick Road introduced me to the Circa and M Arc system! It is AMAZING!! Click on their names to read more about the system as they have done an EXCELLENT job explaining it. Note; Arc is the fancy brand and M is Staples store brand. I actually bought a combination of the two 🙂
So show me the planner already!
I bought the pocket size Levenger punch and it is FABULOUS! Works great and very portable. I love how this planner can just add and take away pages super easy. I pulled a couple of rings out int eh picture to show you what they look like. When I press them in the rings, they stay there just fine!
One last full view. Again, I wanted SIMPLE! I am in awe of those who do the elaborate set-ups, but I needed something that worked for me!
I hope you enjoyed reading!
Wrapping Things Up
My final advice? When in doubt, bake cookies! (Pillsbury makes an excellent pull apart cookie dough, I must say). A dozen cookies on someone’s desk can make them feel warm and gooey inside (pun intended). This strategy has been around since the beginning of time and is a tried and true method.
If you are new at school and looking for lessons for the first day, you might also enjoy this post on first day lesson plans!
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This IS a great setup! That puncher looks fancy! I’d be whole punching everything on my desk 🙂
LOL! I do!!!
I LLLLOOOOVVVEEEE using the disc-bound notebooks and use a combo of both! I posted about it on my blog, specifically my blog and TpT planner but I also love using it for my lesson planning too!
Thank you! 🙂 I have enjoyed them all year!
I love the Arc system. I need to add that to my “want” section for Farley’s Currently! 🙂
I love your planner. As long as it keeps you organized then it is PERFECT! Thanks so much for joining in our link up fun! Robyn and I are so glad that you did!
Thank you! 🙂
I’m so glad you are loving your new planner setup! I love your July page. Super cute but still practical and easy 🙂
<![CDATA[ I keep seeing this system. I really need to look into some more! Thanks for joining Meghan and I for Plan With Me Sunday! ]]>
It’s fabulous! You won’t regret it!