Monday, July 15, 2013

Giveaway Week 2 - Classroom Management & Organization {part 1}


Welcome back for another fun-filled week of giveaways!  Now that we’ve conquered back-to-school open house basics, let’s talk about getting organized.  It seems like no matter how hard I try, I always feel like I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off the first few weeks! Over the years, I have learned a few tricks to help me get organized and not feel stressed at the beginning of the year.  One of the most important things we need as a teacher is a good planner… and as teachers, we are all on a tight budget!  I always feel so much better walking into school Monday morning knowing that my planner is filled and my week is organized and ready to go.  I will be honest, this is one area that doesn’t stress me out too much…I generally use whatever planner the principal buys for us, or the free planner Lakeshore offers during the back-to-school sale. However, I recently discovered that there are designer planners out there that cost an arm and a leg… EEK!  Seriously, yes, they are beautiful, but $60?! I would much rather buy the new Ogio bag that I've been eying for a few months!  Today, I have not just one, but NINE awesome planners up for grabs!  These planners are just as cute and trendy, and can easily fit within every budget.
(Each planner is linked to the individual listing on TPT… be sure to check them out!)

This first planner is specifically for you wonderful kindergarten teachers... There's a special place in heaven for you, I'm sure of it!  This planner was designed by the darling Lori @ Conversations in Literacy with kindergarten teachers in mind... it has everything you need to administer kindergarten letter, number, shape, and color recognition, in addition to name and number writing.  This will have it's own rafflecopter since it's Kinder-specific :)


 
Next up is Jennifer from Teaching With Grace.  She is offering 2 of her Essential Binder and Calendar sets which have everything you need to get organized and ready for the new school year.  I love the color scheme she went with, and the overall simplicity of the set. Check it out:

Up next is April from A Modern Teacher… April has a HUGE variety of planners available in her store, and there’s sure to be one to meet your needs… (yes, even the upper grade teachers have options to choose from)… Am I allowed to enter my own giveaway? Because seriously, I am in LOVE with those owls!!  One lucky winner is going to score ANY planner from April’s store!!
 
 Next is a darling black& white planner from Miss Teacher Resources 101.  2 lucky winners are going to snag this awesome planner and be ready for the new school year!

The last planner I’m highlighting comes from Sara at Miss V’s Busy Bees.  3 of you have the chance to win her ultimate teacher planner… this planner is one you can use over and over because the calendar pages are blank!  There’s also a to-do list, parent communication log, daily schedule, and more.  Take a look then enter below for your chance to win!
 
This post has already gotten rather long... so... come back tomorrow for part 2, which will be all about classroom management and have even more great giveaways!

Ok here's all the rafflecopters... I'm going to try and keep this simple. The giveaway will run until Wednesday at midnight so that I can get all the winners' info gathered on Thursday and hopefully post everything on Friday.  Next giveaway will start on July 22nd, so make sure to come back for even MORE stuff!! :)
Kindergarten Planner: a Rafflecopter giveaway All the rest of the planners: a Rafflecopter giveaway

96 comments:

  1. Love this giveaway! Hoping to win! I use a regular planner that the school gives us.

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  3. Who doesn't love a great organizer? I tend to use a generic planner that I pick up at any teacher store that matches my class theme for the year. Fantastic giveaway! :)

    Krissy
    Ms. Hutten’s Buttons

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  4. I use a binder for my lesson plans

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  5. I'm still trying to figure that organizer part out. :)

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  6. Looking for a new way to store my lesson plans. One of these binders would be perfect.

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  7. Love this giveaway! I tend to just use the planner that Lakeshore gives away for free, but would love one of these inestead :)

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  8. I use the one the school provides, boring!




    Dee:)
    OvertheMoonBow.com

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  9. Varies from year to year, but currently binder with computer-generated forms.

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  10. Last year I used the Lakeshore planner but I haven't decided for this year.

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  11. Used whatever the school gives us. Would like to try something different this year. Thanks!

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  12. I use a notebook to plan and then type up my plans.

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  13. One of my goals is to be more organized as a teacher this year, so this would be great to have. Thanks!

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  15. These sets are wonderful! I've used both paper and my laptop in the past for my planning. Would love to use one of your beautiful binder planners! ;-)

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  16. I have been using an organizational binder for lesson plans. I print my lesson plan format and fill those in weekly and insert them into my binder. Would be great to have an updated one! Thanks! :)

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  17. I type my lesson plans into a word document and then put them into a binder. It's not very organized and not very cute. I would love to have a pre-made organized set for my lessons!

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  18. I type my lesson plans into word and then put them into a binder. Organized and efficient!

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  19. I've always wanted one of those lovely planners! This is awesome!

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  20. I either use the one the school gave me or one I made on the computer, that is not that great:)

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  21. Right now I just use my computer and save to a flash drive. But that is not working very well for me. I am looking for a better way. I need to keep more information closer at hand. I am always looking stuff up. I LOVE these planners. If I don't win I think I need to go shopping.

    Terri
    KinderKapers

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  22. Usually I use a binder and computer generated lesson plans. I would so love this!

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  23. This past year, I just used the calendar I got for free from the local teacher store -- that was a lot of writing, let me tell you. Going forward, I really want to find a great plan that is on the computer that I can just type up and print.

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  24. I started using a teacher binder for all my documentation last school year. Best idea ever! I thought I was original but apparently not. Hope I win a TPT planner download they are totally cute :)

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  25. I create my own lesson plan pages and put them in a binder.

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  26. I make up my own pages and use a binder!
    jbsothornton@comcast.net

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  27. I use a self created lesson planner.
    lamoya41@gmail.com

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  28. I would love to win the owl planner!! I'm already collecting different things for my class!

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  29. I love, love, love to organize everything in my classroom. I have binders for everything! I created my own lesson planner but this one is much nicer! :)

    swarstler@bryanschools.net

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  30. Thanks so much for letting me pass along a planner! I am thrilled to be here this week!
    April
    A Modern Teacher

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  31. I use a planner that is issued by the school or I will purchase one if the price is "right"...lol ;) But I would love to have this one!!!

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  32. I tried creating my own planner for next year, but it just doesn't compare to these beautiful ones! I've always just used a binder with my lesson plan pages added, and I think I redesigned the planning pages three times last year! I'd love to have a tried and true plan book that's cute too!

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  33. Each year I try to come up with a lesson plan format that gives my principal what she wants to see included but has what I really need to reach my kids...

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  34. I just use a binder right now but would love to incorporate one of these beautiful planners!

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  35. I keep my hard copy lesson plans in a binder, but use a calendar for short titles of the lessons.

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  36. This year I used Google calendar for meetings and deadlines

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  37. I am cheap! I use the planner that the school gives us. I think they get them free from the group who takes our school pictures.

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  38. I use a template my teammate and I created but it never has everything we need. Would love to win one of these beautiful planners to stay organized!!

    Rebecca

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  39. I'm a new follower and I'm so happy I found you! I don't use a premade lesson planner I have just made my own but would love something so much cuter!! Any of these would be awesome! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

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  40. My school makes us write out two page narratives for EVERY lesson plan! That's too excessive for me and hard to really use day to day. So I use a weekly planner and divide the days by subject and write a quick note about what I am doing that day. Then I use the monthly pages to write what big topics I am covering. Much more realistic and USEFUL for me day to day. These planners would be perfect for just that!

    Krystal
    Krystal.Schechter@gmail.com

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  41. I use a planner that my school gives us. I would love to win one of these! :) bforbes89@gmail.com

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  43. Last year I used a store bought. This year, I either want to make my own, or use one of these! ;)

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  44. I love this giveaway and your blog! I use a calendar that another first grade teacher prints out for our team.

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  45. Digital! LOVE to have one though for the moments when my COMPUTER AT SCHOOL IS DOWN! :) wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com 1stgradefireworks

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  46. Planners are a HOT trend right now.I totally agree they are SOOOOOO pricey! OMG thanks for the opportunity!

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  47. Since I am getting ready to start my first year teaching- I haven't used a planner yet! But I am fully prepared to be as organized as possible, so I hope that I can win one of these to get started! :)
    Thanks for the awesome chance to win!
    Lindsay
    http://rodriguezteachon.blogspot.com
    Justkeepteaching@gmail.com

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  48. All of these planners look amazing. I'm hoping to get the Kindergarten one :-)

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  49. Oh my gosh! I am in love with these planners! I just use the planner and templates the school provides.

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  50. I have a template I use on the computer. We have to turn ours in electronically each week
    But I still keep a written copy because you never know when the computer will be dpwn

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  51. I make my own but end up half way through the year dropping it because I have to submit mine weekly by email so usually get to busy to have time to do both.

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  52. I use a student planner. I would love a real teacher organizer!

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  53. I use a template on powerpoint. I so need an upgrade!

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  54. I use the one my school provides but want a CUTE one!

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  55. I was bit withe owl bug last year.... would love one of the planners showcased here :) I used a three year planner from the yearbook rep. So after three years of the same plain blue cover, im ready for cute!!

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  56. I use the cheap one that my school gives me. I am so jealous of the planners you are showing! I would love to try one.
    Robin
    smithrc563@aol.com

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  57. I use a template that my teaching partner created and print these off to use each week. Love these planners!!!

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  58. I use a template I printed from online, but this would be much more organized!!

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  59. I put my lesson plans in a binder.

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  60. I LOVE this giveaway!! What teacher doesn't need an amazing planner? Unfortunately, I'm still using the drab ones my school hands out. But, my school has went to online planning leaving the pre-k teachers out. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for one of these awesome planners :-)

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  61. I use my own template that I have created. But honestly, I am not 100% in love with it. I know I could do better...one of these tools could really help! Thank you!

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  62. Plain binder with printed copies of my lesson plans (have to complete them electronically)

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  63. I have been using a binder with computer generated lesson plans but one of these would be so much better!! Thanks for the chance to win one :-)
    Karen
    tommysmom0206@yahoo.com

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  64. I just use a binder with printed copies of my lesson plans- pretty boring!

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  65. Sadly I must use the lesson plan format provided by my school but...Ive been on the hunt all summer for a weekly planner I can quickly reference to daily/weekly. So hopefully I'll win!!!

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  66. I keep my lessons electronically. But would love one of these!

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  67. I use whatever basic planner the school provides. Would love to use one of these this year.

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  68. I have a simple 3 ring binder and put my lesson plans in there. I use a basic lesson plan template.

    Misty
    Krazyaboutteaching

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  69. I have a lesson plan template on my computer and then each week I print them off and put them in a binder. Of course, they're always filled with notes and interruptions and such, but I like typing them up instead of writing.

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  70. I have a computer lesson plan template and put ir in a binder I bought on tpt

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    1. I use the planner the school gives us for general planning and a computer template for the actual lesson plans. Then I print them out and keep them in a binder.

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  71. I use a template for my lesson plans that I bought on TPT. I use the cheapest one I can find from walmart to keep my school calendar/etc. in.

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  72. I will either use the one that Lakeshore gives out with your purchase, or I have used a spiral notebook, ugh!! What a great giveaway you are having. Would love to have a big girl planner. :)

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  73. I typically use a binder, but I love change and try to revamp everything I do every year. A new planner would be fantastic!

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  74. I'm about to be a first year teacher so I haven't used anything yet!!!! Would love to have this to start the year right!

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  75. I have tried all kinds of different ways to create & use a plan book and so far, I've stuck with none of them... :/ I just know having a pretty, organized one would really help! :)
    Kim

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  76. I have used a few different planner and having found the perfect one yet haha!! I would love to have a new pretty organize one like your planner - LOVE it!!

    Robyn
    osimplypink@gmail.com

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  77. This is an awesome giveaway!

    I use three things. my school requires formal lesson plans (3 pages a lesson) every day. So that requires a binder. But I also utilize a general monthly calendar to plan out my unit, and a regular lesson plan book to plan out the week with all subjects. (I know it sounds like a lot, but since I have to keep the binder, it works for me at the moment.) Finishing my first year teaching, I know how important it is to plan and stay organized.

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  78. i use a planner that my friend makes for me and i add/delete things to suit my needs.

    lorinademello@hotmail.com

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  79. For the past 3 years, I have used a template to type my plans. I would print them and keep them in a binder.

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    1. Last year I started doing the binder planning with Reading (since it's so much more involved than the other subjects). I liked it a lot and another teacher (3rd grade) said she wants to try a binder this year as well.

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  80. I really would like to try one of these planners. I've been using the free Lakeshore Learning planner for the past 9 years. It's like a ritual, but these planners are tempting me to break the tradition.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    quenehms@yahoo.com

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  81. I like the idea of the reward coupons.. Would like to give them a try!

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  82. I usually use the planner that the principal hands out (for the past three years). It's nice but I would like one of my own though.

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  83. I would absolutely love 1 of these planners! Thank you for the chance to win! dbednarsk@yahoo.com

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  84. Just a simple binder that I came up with...

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  85. I use a simple template I made...very basic, boring, plain. WOuld love something a bit more stylish!

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  86. The last few years I have been making up my own teacher binder/planner. Last year was the best yet, but still had things all over the place. Need some great inspiration! A freebie would set me in the right direction!
    Sidney
    Teachingisagift

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  87. This is my first year and I have been wondering what I should use. This would be a wonderful solution to my problem. Thanks for the giveaway!
    jkmatuch@aol.com

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  89. These planners look amazing. Much better than the free one I use from Lakeshore.

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  90. Thanks for the chance to win! I have used lesson plan books that the school has given us, a template printed out from other fellow teachers, and online plan books. Not sure about the direction I want to go this year. I have had the intention of making a full teacher binder for everything, but it hasn't gone past the intention. Maybe this year...

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  91. The planners look amazing! I just got the free one from Lakeshore but don't like the weekly template so am searching for an alternative.

    Pam
    Diary of a Second Grade Teacher

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