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Planbook.com: Templates for Faster, Easier Lesson Planning

Do you need a way to simplify your daily lesson plans? RUN to sign up for planbook.com to experience a TYPE A personality's dream! Using their templates you are free to organize your lesson plans any way you choose! These have helped me to remember to plan an activity or print a handout in a pinch! Perfect to use when a substitute is in your room so they can easily follow your daily routine! {organizing, planning, elementary, upper elementary}
I'll begin with a confession; I am a total Type A kinda girl.  I like to have everything planned to a T.  I like everything to be organized.  I am a complete and total perfectionist.  And most of all, I like routine.  Shew, that was rough!  But hey, that's just me.  :)

When it comes to planning, I have always been a "template person".  At the beginning of the year, I always outline my day in a template format.  Then, when it comes time to write lesson plans, I just start plugging in my daily activities.

Last year, I switch from paper-pencil plans to planbook.com.  Oh. My. Goodness.  How did I live before planbook?!  If you aren't a current planbook user, stop reading and go sign up NOW!  Seriously.

Do you need a way to simplify your daily lesson plans? RUN to sign up for planbook.com to experience a TYPE A personality's dream! Using their templates you are free to organize your lesson plans any way you choose! These have helped me to remember to plan an activity or print a handout in a pinch! Perfect to use when a substitute is in your room so they can easily follow your daily routine! {organizing, planning, elementary, upper elementary}
Once you have logged in, you will need to click Go To.  Then, Templates.

Do you need a way to simplify your daily lesson plans? RUN to sign up for planbook.com to experience a TYPE A personality's dream! Using their templates you are free to organize your lesson plans any way you choose! These have helped me to remember to plan an activity or print a handout in a pinch! Perfect to use when a substitute is in your room so they can easily follow your daily routine! {organizing, planning, elementary, upper elementary}
Click Add Template.

Do you need a way to simplify your daily lesson plans? RUN to sign up for planbook.com to experience a TYPE A personality's dream! Using their templates you are free to organize your lesson plans any way you choose! These have helped me to remember to plan an activity or print a handout in a pinch! Perfect to use when a substitute is in your room so they can easily follow your daily routine! {organizing, planning, elementary, upper elementary}
Select the class in which you would like to create a template.

Do you need a way to simplify your daily lesson plans? RUN to sign up for planbook.com to experience a TYPE A personality's dream! Using their templates you are free to organize your lesson plans any way you choose! These have helped me to remember to plan an activity or print a handout in a pinch! Perfect to use when a substitute is in your room so they can easily follow your daily routine! {organizing, planning, elementary, upper elementary}
You can choose to apply your template to everyday or just particular days of the week.

Do you need a way to simplify your daily lesson plans? RUN to sign up for planbook.com to experience a TYPE A personality's dream! Using their templates you are free to organize your lesson plans any way you choose! These have helped me to remember to plan an activity or print a handout in a pinch! Perfect to use when a substitute is in your room so they can easily follow your daily routine! {organizing, planning, elementary, upper elementary}
Is this a template for the lesson?  Homework?  Notes?  Select what applies to the template you are creating.

Do you need a way to simplify your daily lesson plans? RUN to sign up for planbook.com to experience a TYPE A personality's dream! Using their templates you are free to organize your lesson plans any way you choose! These have helped me to remember to plan an activity or print a handout in a pinch! Perfect to use when a substitute is in your room so they can easily follow your daily routine! {organizing, planning, elementary, upper elementary}
Add in the text that you would like to appear in your template.  You can edit the fonts or sizes of the text that you insert.  I typically add the weekly "routine" portion in bold text.  For example, at this time each week, I'll be teaching a comprehension strategy.

Do you need a way to simplify your daily lesson plans? RUN to sign up for planbook.com to experience a TYPE A personality's dream! Using their templates you are free to organize your lesson plans any way you choose! These have helped me to remember to plan an activity or print a handout in a pinch! Perfect to use when a substitute is in your room so they can easily follow your daily routine! {organizing, planning, elementary, upper elementary}
I create templates for EVERYTHING!  I create them for my Reading Centers, so I don't forget to have an activity ready.  I also add them for my Mentor Sentences, where each day we do a different activity with our sentence.

Do you need a way to simplify your daily lesson plans? RUN to sign up for planbook.com to experience a TYPE A personality's dream! Using their templates you are free to organize your lesson plans any way you choose! These have helped me to remember to plan an activity or print a handout in a pinch! Perfect to use when a substitute is in your room so they can easily follow your daily routine! {organizing, planning, elementary, upper elementary}
Once you have entered your templates(s), click Go To.  Then, Plans.

Do you need a way to simplify your daily lesson plans? RUN to sign up for planbook.com to experience a TYPE A personality's dream! Using their templates you are free to organize your lesson plans any way you choose! These have helped me to remember to plan an activity or print a handout in a pinch! Perfect to use when a substitute is in your room so they can easily follow your daily routine! {organizing, planning, elementary, upper elementary}
When you are actually ready to plan, click the colored heading for the subject of your choice.  In this example, I am going to click on Mentor Sentences on Tuesday.

Do you need a way to simplify your daily lesson plans? RUN to sign up for planbook.com to experience a TYPE A personality's dream! Using their templates you are free to organize your lesson plans any way you choose! These have helped me to remember to plan an activity or print a handout in a pinch! Perfect to use when a substitute is in your room so they can easily follow your daily routine! {organizing, planning, elementary, upper elementary}
The template has the word "Book" that I remove and replace with the title of the book.  The words below vary the the day of the week, and are included in the template to save me time! :)

Do you need a way to simplify your daily lesson plans? RUN to sign up for planbook.com to experience a TYPE A personality's dream! Using their templates you are free to organize your lesson plans any way you choose! These have helped me to remember to plan an activity or print a handout in a pinch! Perfect to use when a substitute is in your room so they can easily follow your daily routine! {organizing, planning, elementary, upper elementary}
Aaaannnd, voila!  My lesson plans are complete and ready to go.  From time to time, I find myself changing my templates to better suit new schedules, routines, or ideas that I have.  This also helps me from forgetting to prep centers or mini lessons!  :)

How do you do your weekly lesson plans? :)

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