This month, I am participating in a blogging challenge called #MTBoSBlaugust. To read posts from other participants, click on the logo above.
Summer is rapidly coming to a close. This week, our new teachers have been in meettings, schedules have been picked up, and yesterday morning, I was on a panel discussion for our new teachers regarding classroom culture and back to school. As a result, I ended up working in my classroom for the rest of the day, trying to clean and organize for back to school.
When I was cleaning, I found a stack of small notebooks that I have collected over the years that I had grabbed on my way to a meeting to take notes. I decided I needed something a bit more organized. :)
Sunberry - download it here) and started to work on creating a template for all the various meetings I attend over the year.
Since I had a tendency to grab small notebooks for meetings, I thought I might give half sheets a try. Then I started thinking about binding and vaugely recalled that last year I had purchased a couple of "junior sized" Arc notebook covers from Staples on clearance for $1 each. If you've never used Arc (or a disc-bound system), they are amazing! You have the flexibility of a 3-ring binder for adding and removing pages, but the usability of a spiral notebook for turning the notebook back on itself. I highly recommend it! :)
By the time it was all said and done, I had 7 types of meetings that I reguarly attend :) On my morning walk, I figured out how to make somd dividers and it was time to turn this mess into a notebook..
You can see my sample divider on the upper left. After I verified it would work, I printed them onto blue cardstock instead :) I thought about laminating them, but for now, cardstock will do. Some cutting and hole-punching took place and then I was ready to "bind" it with the discs. However, the only Arc discs I had at home were 1" and they are honestly too big, so when I get to the store later, I'll pick up some 1/2" discs. :)
Here are the files if you want them:
Meeting Notes - will need the Sunberry font
(Print 2 sided / flip on short edge)
Tabbed Dividers - will need the KG Second Chances font
Hope this helps someone else! :)