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!!


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

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

  3. Do you have a copy of the log sheet in this post? I found your other ones but I can't find this one. Thanks!


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