Sunday, August 16, 2015


This year it only took me two full days to get my room ready. Last school it was like 10 days, so this was a breeze. I already know that at the end of the school year I am getting material and I am covering my walls in material and leaving them with boarders and everything ready to go. I do LOVE the white So I think I will stick to that. It was honestly too much switching the paper to match the theme every month, so we are doing something simpler this year. 

Here are the pictures of my room. I LOVE how it turned out. 

My messy desk area.

So excited that I received the iPad from Donors choose. Now to look and download all the apps. 


I will try really hard to update this blog more often this year. Not only with classroom info, pictures, data sheets, but also with my ECTP ideas. I just ordered some awesome custom stickers from etsy and will be writing a blog about them and how I do my monthly calendar and my fav etsy shops so stay tuned!!

You can follow me on IG at busy_planner_of_four for all planner related info
and on pinterets for all theme ideas/drafts
you can also reach me at if you want copies of data sheets, or anything like that. 
I will be posting pictures of my center time data sheets and behavior data sheets in the next couple of days. 

Have a GREAT week everyone!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Teacher planner prepping.....

I have spend the past couple of days and some days on and off prepping my teacher planner and lesson planning for the coming school year.

I am a BIG fan of the Erin Condren teacher planner. I absolutely love it, it has everything I need in one place, it is so worth the money.

Of course, like, every planner it is designed for general education so I change some pages to make it more functional for me. I use washi tape and sticker letters.

On these pages I keep track of the theme, students of the month, and any extra activities we will have example cooking for Thanksgiving, or Xmas party along with how many volunteers will be need it. 

This used to be the field trip and volunteer page, now it is my sick or personal leave log and business log when ever i am out for assessments or trainings.

The absent pages i slip them up some for assessments and some for parent communication.

The birthday pages I use as an IEP tracking form, to tentatively plan all the IEPs for the year.

If you have an Erin Condren and would like more ideas there is an Erin Condren Teacher Planners group on facebook, there are some fantastic ideas there. 
You can also follow me on instagram at busy_planner_of_four which is my planner account, I post for both my ECTP and my ECLP there.

Hope evreyone has a fantastic strat of the school year!!