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Teacher Planning Party

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To celebrate the start of the school year I gathered some teachers and school staff together for a little planning workshop.

We practiced unloading our minds of all the to-do's in a mind dumb exercise.  

We then planned out all our to-do's using our planners and talked about some strategies for keeping organized such as writing grocery lists on post its so that you can just pull them out of your planner when running to the store.

Next we talked about the fun stuff!  Adding washi, stickers, and colored pens to make your planning seem fun and playful.

I loved this design your own planner layout a teacher was working on, kind of a bullet journal idea.

August Planning Party

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I can't believe it's already August!  Only a few more weeks till I head back to school, so to prepare . . . I took a look at my planner and made it pretty so that I can look at these next weeks with joy.

Here is how it went:

Of course we needed washi tape, I found this handy organizer from Michaels.

This month we focused on celebrating Art as well as fun things going on in our last summer month such as a meteor shower and new movies and books coming out.

I found these awesome planner stickers with quotes and useful labels at Michaels, so fun!

I am happy with my color scheme for August, it's bright and fun!

July Planning Party

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I know it is already on its way through the start of July but I thought I would share a little from our July planning party.

We had the usual . .  snacks, mass amounts of washi, and some inspiration.

I found some cute stickers from Paper Source for students.

We also had some fun stuff to play with from Blue Sky Planners like these washi tapes that I just love.

And these pretty pens too!

This week's planning page focused on summer bucket lists and featured a fun coloring calendar from Blue Sky.

 You can find these on bluesky.com

You can find these on bluesky.com

I focused on a 4th of July theme for my planner using red white and blue washi.

There are a lot of fun templates for summer bucket lists online and on Pinterest.  Here is a fun one I found on pinterest: http://www.swinglineblog.com/08/summer-bucket-list-new-swingline-template-web-site-coming-soon/

Happy Planning!

June Planning

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Yay!  It's almost June!  That means I am almost done with school and it will be summer time.  This is the first time in while that I will not be teaching summer school so decorating my planner for June was very exciting for me.

This month I decided to give my planning girls a theme of risk taking.  It is also national camping month so go ahead and plan a camping trip for this summer and get outside!

Here are some photos for our get together as well as my monthly planning page.

I just love these cute stickers!  I bought these at Paper Source but you can find them at a bunch of stores.  They make for cute planner stickers.

Planning for April

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As March is coming to an end, it's time to take a look forward at April and get my planning on.   This month I decided to create a flyer with some ideas and inspiration for April.  Here is what I came up with this month:

This month I wanted to focus on choosing washi tape and planning a color scheme for the monthly view.  Having too many colors and designs can often make it more overwhelming rather than fun and helpful.  

Choosing washi tape . . . ideally you want one main pattern that is your focus, something fun and exciting.  Next you need at least two more supporting washi tapes, ones that match a color in your main pattern and at least one that you can write over with sharpie.  You don't really want more than 4 washi tapes unless they are very simple.  Here are some color combinations that we came up with . . .

I used some of the colors on the left, here is my before and after picture of my monthly view.

Not only did we have fun with washi but we played with these cute stamps I found at Michael's that have different icons.

We also made sure to plan fun events and time for self love.

Here is some more inspiration using a Blue Sky planner.  I love that there is a big block of space at the top to write quotes.  To order a Blue Sky planner check them out at bluesky.com.

Happy Planning!

March Planning Party

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So, with a few new faces we got together to nerd out about planning and decorating with stickers and washi.

Here are just a few photos to share!

Okay, so maybe I go a little overboard!

Here are some awesome designs using some of Blue Sky's adorable planners . . .

I love this month view my coworker created with her Sugar Paper planner!  The spring banner is so cute.

This month, we talked about planning personal growth goals and daily affirmations.  I really liked this image from Pieces in progress:

I also found some Irish quotes to include our planners in the spirit of St. Patty's Day.  Here is one of my favorites.

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May god hold you in the hollow of his hand.

Here are some fun days to add to your month as well.

Of course we needed fun stickers and washi too!

Happy Planning and may this month bring you luck!

February Planning Party

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As January comes to an end I thought I would share some photos from our monthly planning party.  I gathered my planning friends together to take a look at February and decorate for next month.  With fun washi tape, stamps, and colorful pens we got crafty with our planning.  Check it out . . .

Cute stickers, stamps, and washi tape from Michaels.

We discussed how important it is to plan fun things and time for yourself.  I found some cute calendars to help us plan such as:

Organization Calendar

Love Yourself Challenge

Kindness Challenge

Some fun dates to add to your calendar:

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My February calendar page!  I used washi, stamps, Blue Sky's awesome planner stickers, sharpies, and gel pens.

So much fun!  Can't wait to plan for March!  My february planner quote . . .

Stay humble, work hard, be kind