First of all I would just like to thank everyone for all the likes, shares and comments on my post about my planner, and for all the orders too! I am so delighted to be bringing my planner out again, after a very successful introduction last year, in which it had sold out by August.
It is available to pre-order from Schoolbooks Ireland here:https://www.schoolbooksireland.ie/primary-teacher-planner-22-23-cj-fallon/9780714430614/1
Last year I asked those who read my blog and follow my social media channels, for feedback on the planner. Thank you to all who participated in that, it really helped me make some changes which I think you will like!
- The planner now has tabs- 1. Diary, 2. Getting Organised, 3. My Important To Dos, 4. Curriculum Guidance- the tabs are very sturdy and really help to give the planner structure.
- The weekly view has changed to give you more space to write your daily plans.
- The stickers proved incredibly popular last year, and so we added more! There’s now four pages of stickers. They are smaller than last year, so they fit into the monthly planning section.
- The to-do list section has doubled, providing you with extra lists for tracking your busy week!
- There is a small calendar page at the bottom of each weekly view page, so you can see at a quick glance the dates for the month ahead. I love this feature.
I am so happy with the design and layout of the planner. CJ Fallon are so easy to work with, and really took everything I said on board, which meant a lot.
I love the colour scheme of the planner, I love all the space in the weekly planning section and I really like the monthly planning pages too as this is one part of the planner I used constantly this year. The monthly pages are really spacious and so handy for writing in what’s coming up each month. Then you can stick your stickers in too if you don’t want to write, e.g. EPV day or CPD day etc.
The Getting Organised section has everything you need to stay on top of classroom admin. It has a parents contact page, a communications page, incident reports, money collections, assessment records, substitute information page, class birthdays, parent/teaching meeting template, staff meeting notes (11 pages of these with space for two meetings per page)
The To Do List section has 12 to do lists which can be photcopied when you need more.
The curriculum section has an IEP overview page, which is a handy template for writing a shortened version of your IEP plans to save you pulling out the whole plan when you need to consult it. It also has literacy games, drama games, brain breaks, and maths games, thematic teaching ideas and gaeilge neamhfhoirmiuil phrases. There is also an ASD class plan template. There’s a useful page ‘Resources to Gather’ which you can photocopy and use at the start of each theme to help you organise what you need to gather for it resource wise. Then there’s the notes section, three pages worth. Last but not least are the four bright and colourful sticker pages!
I really hope you enjoy using your planner this year. It is 12.95, making it the cheapest planner on the market again this year.