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.