I also went ahead and made a new dashboard to hold my sticky notes:
To be honest, my old one is still my favorite, but it's nice to have a fresh change and the colors are perfect for summer. I'll probably go back to my old one in the fall. If you want to see that one and read how I made it (super easy!), go to this post (click on the picture):
One thing I learned and improved this time around: I like to have a nice, big dashboard so I can keep wider sticky notes on there. I also left some extra laminate around the paper- my old one is starting to split at the top from all the wear and tear.
I also changed up my tabs this year. My first 3 are "curriculum", "month", and "week":
My other tabs are "school", "TPT/blog", and "home":
I'll be sharing the pages I have in each of those sections tomorrow in my planner tour (update: click here to see the tour!), so stay tuned! If you want to see how I laminated the tabs to make them last all year, check out my setup post from last year:
I am using my magnetic clip (which I got on clearance at Walmart a couple of years ago) to hold all of the future weekly pages together (and serve as a bookmark for the current week) and my elastic pen loop for my main pen again:
In the back I have the same zippered pouch I have used the past two years and a new DIY back pocket made from a folder:
It's quite simple to make- just cut the folder in half and hold punch- but if you want some visuals of how I made it go to last year's setup post (linked above).
That's about it for this year's setup. I'm so excited to start using it soon! Check back tomorrow if you want to see the inside pages, which I've changed a good bit since last year as well. I've got a video tour for you to show you the entire inside :)
If you're interested, click here to see all of the teacher planners in my store.
And now it's time for a giveaway! This is a MASSIVE giveaway- I'm so excited for the winners! I would enter it myself if I could! :P There will be three winners:
3rd prize is your choice of one of my planner "extras": summer organizer, holidays organizer, inspirational quotes printables, covers and spines set, or perpetual calendar templates. Click on the pictures to see each one:
2nd prize is an Entire Life Planner in the format of your choice. And guess what? I now have ink-friendly AND full-color options for each of the six lesson planning formats!
And the 1st prize is your choice of one of the Entire Life Planners listed above, PLUS all of these goodies:
This is seriously everything you need to set up your planner exactly like mine! There is an Arc notebook, folder, discbound hole punch, a single-sided laminating sheet and a laminating pouch, Arc zippered pouch, paper tabs (4 each of 12 colors), adhesive pockets (I didn't use these this year but I did the last two years- see last year's setup post for how I used them), adhesive pen loop, 3 magnetic clips, 4 spiral paper clips, Avery label stickers (I make my own planner stickers with these- see this post for details), flag and quote stickers, sticky notes, page flags, a small notepad, washi tape (samples of 19 different kinds), wet erase marker, Sharpie pen (for writing on washi tape), and 3 of the most awesome erasable pens ever. Guys, this is HUGE!
Enter as many times as you like below (each option is a separate entry). The giveaway is open for 2 weeks until June 14th. Good luck!