Monday, June 29, 2015

Erin Condren Deluxe Notebook

So, I posted about my Plum Planner here and it wasn't exactly what I had hoped for. I thought it would be what I wanted but it ended up being too thick and it just wasn't for me. I went on the hunt again. I knew I didn't want an Erin Condren Teacher Planner because I had it in the past and I didn't use it enough due to my school's policies for lesson plans. I looked at the Life Planners and it just didn't seem like what I needed.

I found the Deluxe Notebooks while browsing through Erin's website. I was hoping this would be exactly what I wanted. The notebook has so many pages for PLCs, Data Meetings, PD, etc. I knew it would be perfect for keeping all my notes in one page. However, I needed a calendar. I realized I didn't need a subject and day by day calendar but a simple overview of each month would be sufficient.

The Deluxe Notebooks have some options you can add. I got a Deluxe Notebook and added a calendar option. Before the calendar add on, the price of the notebook is $35 or $40 (depends on the size). If you choose to add the calendar, you add $15. All of the notebooks come with interchangeable covers. You can pick the cover you want and then create new ones in the future and just switch them out. You have the choice between two sizes - 7" x 9" or 8.5" x 11" (I got the 8.5 x 11- add $5 for $40 cost of just the notebook). The notebook also includes a folder, zip pouch, snap in ruler, and 2 sheets of blank stickers.  I also added two section dividers. The dividers were key for me. I got one for school and one for personal. I split the notebook up and kept about 1/4 for personal and 3/4 for school. This was key for me. I wanted something that I could use for at home and at work. The dividers have a wipe off back which are great for checklists.

Overall, I think this is what is going to work best for me for home and work.

- Remember everything from section dividers to covers can be customized at Erin Condren!

-- You can save $10 on your first purchase from Erin Condren by signing up using THIS LINK! 

Now onto the fun part - pictures!!

Front Cover

Inside the Front Cover with ruler

Example of the Calendar Spread

Example of the Notes page after each monthly spread

My two Section Dividers -  Personal with a quote and School with grade, school name, and year

The back of each section divider is a wipe off board 

Back two-sided pocket folder 

Other side of the pocket folder and a little clear pouch

Back Cover

*Remember: You can save $10 on your first purchase from Erin Condren by signing up using THIS LINK! 


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