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You Oughta Know About...Binders

Hey there! Today I am linking up with Mrs. McClain over at Buzzing with Mrs. McClain for her monthly You Oughta Know blog hop. Other bloggers and I will be sharing things that you "oughta know" for your classroom.
I'm going to share my attempt to be organized this year with my binders! I will tell you about my teacher binder this time! When I first started teaching, I was already over binders. I have a huge tub of binders from college, I don't want to mess with any more binders or page protectors! Well going on my third year of teaching, I am super proud of my binders where all the pages are in page protectors, of course! 
I have a teacher binder, guided reading binder, blogging binder(which I should have utilized since I am late on this post!) and a couple new house binders! Let me start with my teacher binder first!
I bought Miss Lindsey Haralson's teacher binder from Teachers Pay Teachers. It is super cute and has everything I would want!
Click here to head over to her store!
I want to be able to map out exactly what topics I want to cover that are not in our regular curriculum. I want to do a Roald Dahl author study through out the year. I have to be able to map out what books I want to read and when I want to read them. The very first pages in my teacher binder list the major events and holidays that will happen during the year. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory would be a great story to read through September and October because Halloween happens, kids are already thinking about candy!
It looks too nice to write in yet...
The next part of my binder is my monthly calendars. I like these because it allows me to write in exactly what I want to cover through the month. Of course I use Planbook  to write out my daily lesson plans and then I can add them in! I can also map out what STEM/Science activities I want to do through the month. This way they can have a theme more than just a random, unconnected activity.
Don't you LOVE the glittery boarder!?!
After my lessons comes my Student Information section. Here I can list birthdays, how students get home, parent contact information, and keep a log of who I have had to contact and why.

Then of course I have those good ol' Academic Standards.. Since Indiana has left the Common Core I was searching and searching for someone to make a cute checklist of our new standards! Luckily, I found them:)
Click here to get your own Indiana Standards!
Heather V. has checklists for Indiana Standards for grades K-8! If you are from Indiana, this is the place to go!
What kinds of things do you include in your Teacher Binder?

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  1. Looks like you are super organised. I have all sorts of folders but need to keep them in much better order next year!
    Growing Little Learners

  2. You are the only person to ever call me super organized!! lol Thank you!! I told my husband as soon as I saw your comment;)


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