My DIY Discbound Teacher Planner and Free Printable Bookmarks

teacher planners and free bookmarks

At the beginning of June, I moved from Utah to North Carolina. I will be teaching 5th grade in a year round school and have Meet the Teacher night on June 28th! I got a jump on updates for my teacher planners early this year (thank goodness) and finished them in mid-April. Due to school starting soon, I printed my planner last week.

Teacher Planners

I have been using the Staples Arc binding system for 4 years now and absolutely love it. I am using this system rather than having my files bound because I can add/remove pages and reuse this notebook base every year.

The cover is from Staples. It’s called M by Staples Arc and is purple leather. To use the Arc disc system, you need the hole punch, and it’s cheaper on Amazon than at Staples.

I print on 32 lb. paper with my HP Inkjet Printer. The paper holds and prints better since it’s a bit thicker. I don’t have to worry about bleed-through with this paper with printer ink or pens. When writing on 32 lb. paper with a pencil, it erases a lot better, too.

teacher planner cover
teacher planner spread
teacher planner spread
teacher planner curriculum map spread
teacher planner monthly calendar spread
teacher planner daily lesson plans spread

My teacher planners are editable and come in 5 different designs. Each year you can redownload the updates for free! Check them out in my Teachers Pay Teachers store!

teacher planner covers

Planner Bookmarks

Last week I created FREE planner bookmarks with cute Melonheadz clip art and inspirational quotes.

printable planner bookmarks
Print the bookmarks and cut them out.
printable planner bookmarks
Laminate the bookmarks and leave at least a half-inch on the left side of the bookmark when placing it with anything else you’re laminating.
printable planner bookmarks
Cut the bookmarks out. Leave about a half-inch of lamination on the left side of the bookmark.
printable planner bookmarks
Use the Arc hole punch to add holes to use with your discbound planner.

You can download the FREE planner bookmarks from the Free Resource Library.

How do you prefer to plan – on paper or digitally?

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Links last updated 1/5/2020