Monday, 17 June 2013

Monday (almost) Made It

I realised that I hadn't put in a reference for the font I used. I actually found these free fonts via Pinterest. They were created by Jennifer Jones over at Hello Literacy.

I'm still in school...
but because of all the blogs I subscribe to, I'm obsessing about my room, things I want to make, all things I really can't do at the moment.
I have also seen about a million bazillion posts about Erin Condren planners, up until a month or so ago, I didn't know what that was. I was reading Corrina's blog over at Surfin' Through Second where she had decided to make her own planner, which led me to think, I can't can attempt this. I've been 'working' on this planner for 2 weeks, which when you see the pics, is actually pathetic.

This + a weekly calendar (diary?) is what we are given every year. I use the mark book, but only about 10 pages out of 50 and I have never used the planner. It has been sitting, travelling, with me for 2 years. After looking at some awesome homemade planners, like this one from My Chocolate Moments, I thought about revamping the one I already had.
Now I know that this wouldn't work for many of you, mainly because all the pages inside are already formatted. BUT ... I thought I'd give it a go and combine, the weekly diary, planner and mark book because I already had the ugly one.
So here is my first ever Monday (almost) Made It:

First I bought some awesome digital Summer chevron paper from Corrina's TPT store. I printed off a new cover, laminated and glued it on.

I also created monthly calendars to go inside, but in typical fashion, I hadn't realised that I formatted it for larger paper. Being the lazy and 'eco-friendly' teacher that I am, I decided to cut the monthly calendar to go across two pages. I think this will still work ...

as long as I don't have anything important on Thursdays.

The planner was already divided into sections, but I've just adapted them a bit. I created some tabs to help me find my sections easier.

We'll see how long this lasts. I'm glad that I've been able to combine the planner, mark book and calendar into 1. I am hoping this keeps me slightly more organised next year.

Thanks for reading.
How do you plan? Keep yourself organised?



  1. Your planner is so cute! I'm sure it was not an easy project to undertake!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

    1. Thanks for linking up!
      It wasn't hard to make, but it might be hard to use! We shall see if my cheap project is a keeper.


  2. I like that planner! Clever! You should just tell everyone, "My calendar is full on Thursdays, so please don't schedule me for anything on that day."

    Buzzing with Ms. B

    1. I like that idea, 'Thursdays off'.
      Thanks for linking up!

  3. Thursday sound like "me time" this year!

    Success in Second Grade

  4. Great JOB!!!
    I on the other hand bought an Erin C. planner last week!
    I needed to save my sanity!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

    1. I really like the look of the Erin Condren planners, but no one here actually buys their supplies, much less spends $50+ on a planner. They'd think I was crazy. I might have to sneak one next year if this ugly one doesn't work out.
      Thanks for linking up.

  5. I love it. What font did you use?

  6. Hi Mels,
    The font is called Hello Belle from Hello Literacy. Thanks for reminding me. I need to reference her. The fonts are free.


  7. Good idea! I think I need to do something like this to make me more organised for next year. I can't find anything in the stores that I like. Did you bind it at school?

    Tales from a traveling teacher

    1. Hi Kelli
      The planner was actually the one the school gave me. I just printed some calendar pages and a cover and then glued them on.