Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Year of the Planner

Last school year has become known as "The Year of the Pencil Sharpener." Remember the craze last summer, August, September? Everyone was posting about this pencil sharpener...

I got mine (in red, of course) on August 18, 2012. (My purchase story is here. Many teachers can relate to it.) The sharpener went to school with me and 9 were ordered by PTO for our classrooms and the office. AMAZING.

My husband refers to the 2012-2013 school year as the "Year of the Pencil Sharpener." As in...
1. Remember, that happened in the year of the pencil sharpener.
2. We took a trip to Disney World in the year of the pencil sharpener.

It is time for the new year to begin. 2013-2014 is now known as "The Year of the Planner."

Love it!

This was by my front door this afternoon. A box from Erin Condren.

(Not sure why the FedEx guy never rings the doorbell, I would smile and be polite to him...)

The fancy packaging.

The week after school was out, as I was blog reading, I came to a blog with a video that went through the planner, section by section. I was SOLD! But the price. Could I really justify it?

(Certainly wish I could remember whose blog I was at...There has to be a way to search--like in Google Reader--but I haven't figured it out.)

I tried to recreate the planner with free pages from TpT. But I still had to bind it, and the wonderful laminated front cover? So amazing.

With one day left in the teacher appreciation sale (15% off) my husband said, sure, order it.

I was hesitant, do I really do it? Will it be wonderful? Is there something better?

Yes, do it. It is wonderful. I have not seen anything better.

So begins the year of the planner.
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  1. I just couldn't bring myself to order one. I am not a planner kind of girl, so I can't imagine ANY kind of planner changing that for me. I hope yours works out for you!

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

  2. The front looks very nice - did you design that?
    I had to laugh about the year of the planner. It might be my year of the planner too - I was doing the same thing - looking to see what I could find - especially freebie wise - on tpt. Nothing looks like what I want, so I was trying to see what I could put together. That takes a lot of thinking/ planning, too.
    I hope you really enjoy your new planner!

  3. I'm completely on board with you on this one. I just got the same planner as you :) I think I'm going to make it a 2-for-1 summer and get the sharpener, too!
    Stories by Storie

  4. I won a pencil sharpener during "The Year of the Pencil Sharpener", do you think there is any chance I can win a planner too???? So far, I haven't been able to justify it, I'm just not sure I would use it. Maybe I'll try a homemade one this year to see if I would actually use one. I love the look of yours.

    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  5. Just saw an email that mine has shipped!
    Can't wait my friend!
    I got the same one!


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