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July 28, 2013

My Calendar - Optimum Organization

I'm sad that this is the last Optimum Organization linky party. I only linked up twice this summer. Apparently, I am not as organized as I think I am.

I've been wanting to blog about my calendar. This seems like a good time to do it.

Many people swoon over their Erin Condren planners. Too rich for my blood. Others make their own and have them bound.  Although I did consider this option, I AM a creature of habit. So I did what I do every year. I bought my Mead Student Planner and teacherized it.

* pen loop (need to add a pen)
* spiral bound protected by a cover
* perforated corners (Thrill of my week tearing off the triangle corner for a new week)
* week at a glance
* check boxes next to the weekly to-do list (such a sense of accomplishment checking them off)

Teacherization Features:
* monthly flag tags (I used Post-it flags and Sharpie 80's fine markers to make finding the months easier.)
* color code activities (pink=personal, green=school, purple=friends' birthdays, blue=other)

If you haven't already purchased a calendar, maybe this will help you decide.

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  1. I may have to look into those pens... I'm always looking for great pens! I usually use Sharpie pens because they come in lots of colors and don't bleed but they are so pricey.

    Thanks for sharing,

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  2. Oh, I love great pens and a calendar organized by color is awesome. :)
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  3. That is a great calendar! I may have to grab one of those.
    BTW I am going to Math too for the district wide training.

  4. Don't you calendaring in colors? All the colors make me happy! I love how you can take the simplest of things and make them fantastic!

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  5. Very nice calendar! I would love tearing off the perforation too!

  6. Hi Kristen! I think I would like that perforation too! I actually wrote a blog post for tomorrow's Monday Made-It that shows my calendar/binder I put together for this year. I won't get to have perforation, but I can definitely take your idea of color coding items I write in. Thanks!

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