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22 May 2016

5 Things I Love About the New Teacher Anchor

If there's one thing I look forward to at the end of the school year, it's getting a new lesson plan book for the following school year. It's never too early to plan ahead, right? Plus, there is nothing like the feeling you get flipping through all the crisp, blank pages that will soon be filled with a rainbow of Flair pen colors. I seriously just got goosebumps typing that!

Too say I'm a bit excited about my plan book this year might be an understatement. I'm actually a whole-lotta excited. Last year, I ordered my first Teacher Anchor from C Jayne Teach, and I {puffy heart} loved it BIG TIME. It was my pride and joy. I carried it everywhere. It was like an extension of me.

Until the third week of school.

When an entire glass of chocolate milk was dumped on it. (Did I mention I also carried a 2 year old everywhere? Tragic.)

So I was forced to used a different planner that I did not like. Funny enough, it was a very popular teacher planner, but it was just not for me. Rather than go into what I didn't like about the other planner, I've decided I would tell you what I love more about the new Teacher Anchor I just bought from C Jayne Teach for the new school year!

#1: Those colors...seriously! Look how well it all goes together. The Teacher Anchor comes in stripes (my fav) or polka dots. There are beautiful color choices to choose from should you choose to order the 3-ring binder or spiral notebooks. I may have already ordered coordinating decor for my classroom from School Girl Style. Love it!

#2 The sheets to keep me organized...definitely a must have. I think the account log pages are my favorite. I have so many random logins and passwords for school related sites that I can never remember. Even after the tragic demise of my first Teacher Anchor, I was able to salvage my account log papers. I cannot begin to tell you how many times I had to pull those papers out of my other planner to reference. Those pages will be the first I update! I'm also really excited about the PD log (there's also PD note pages), parent contact pages, birthday pages, and loaned out items pages. It will be so nice to have to all in one place! (On a side note, I used part of my Teacher Anchor notebook from last year to hold my PD certificates.)

#3: The monthly plan pages...with room for notes! The boxes are big enough for me to write in a normal size and put in multiple events. I also really like the prep pages that precede the month pages. It's a great place for me to plan out what I need to prepare for the month ahead.

#4: It can be vertical or horizontal...and I can change my mind! I love being able to decide for myself which way my plans will flow. The boxes are also roomy enough to put in everything I need. I also love the checklists to the left with a little box for reminders.

#5: All those out copy machine! I can't tell you how many times I thought to myself...if I only had a [insert needed blackline here] so I could run down and make a quick copy. Now I finally do! We use Venn diagrams and bubble maps all the time, so these will definitely come in handy for me. I also really like the guided reading plan pages and conferencing pages. Other thinking maps and more useful pages were included. You must check it out for yourself!

Bonus: I ordered these adorable notebooks for my teammates for the new school year. They make great gifts! After I gave them to my team (because I have no self-control and couldn't wait), one ordered another notebook for her son's teacher as an end of year gift. 

Seriously, y'all. I could go on and on about everything I love about my new Teacher Anchor. After seeing mine, 6 teacher friends ordered them for themselves! We might have to start a Colorado Springs Fan Club...or maybe a Teacher Anchors Anonymous???

Want to get $10 off your first order? Click HERE to order and enter the referral code when you check out. You won't regret it! 

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And since we're talking all things C Jayne Teach, head over to Ashley at Teaching in Bronco Country to see the fabulous products she ordered!

Thank you, Chandra, for making such a fabulous product for teachers! It's so easy to look forward to next year when I have this to kick it off!

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