Thursday, July 17, 2014

Organization Week: Binders and Planners Linky!!

Organization Week Day 4: binders and planners.  Do you keep a data binder?  What about a therapy planner?  Maybe you do everything on the computer or iPad.  Welp, today we're talking all about how we plan and keep data!  Plus, we're having a link party so that everyone can share their ideas!


To link up all you have to do is create a post talking about your binders, planners, or even techy ways of keeping data.  Don't forget to use the graphic above in your post.  :)  Then link up using the inlinkz button below!  Easy peasy.

Since I've already talked to you about how I organize and use my planner (see this post!), today I'll be focusing a little more on my data binder.  This post may contain amazon affiliate links for your convenience.


First off, I've had a few questions about the binder itself, since posting this pic on instagram.  I ordered it from Amazon.  It's a Martha Stewart extra wide binder.  It's soft and a beautiful blue shagreen color.  I'm in love.


I have a silhouette cameo that's kind of like a cricket if you aren't familiar.  It cuts letters and designs onto paper or fabrics.  I cut my letters onto black vinyl to make the cover and stuck them on.  It turned out pretty cute, so I'm happy with it.  :)

When you open it up the rings are easy to open and positioned on the side.  I like that about it, and because it's extra-wide, it covers the tabs when you close it.


I also ordered these post-it notes and tabs when I ordered my binder.  It's great that it just attaches to the rings inside, and I find that these sticky notes attach better than others.

Ok, so here's the low-down on what I keep in my binder:

  • Front: Post-its, laminated data sheets, my schedule, school master schedule, excel student list
  • Pocket tabs Pre-K through 5
    • Each pocketed tab holds all of my tally sheets/therapy logs for my kids in that grade.  I keep their medicaid billing forms inside the pockets on one side.  On the other side I put extra tally sheets for each student.

  • Back: Extra forms, data sheets, or daily lists.  I also attached pockets for paperclips.


In case you were curious, my tally sheets (aka therapy logs) look a little something like this:


Anyway, I just thought I'd give you a little glimpse into my binder.  What about you?  How do you use your planners and binders? 

Share your ideas in the comments or link up below!!


4 comments:

  1. Love your paperclip pocket idea! I am definitely doing that this year.

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  2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Martha Stewart binder and your vinyl letters!! Thanks for the link up. This is totally up my alley!

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