If you’re after an affordable and functional teacher planner, the At a Glance planner is worth taking a look at!
- Size: 8.5 x 11″ (US letter size)
- Wire binding
- Dates at a glance
- Colorful inside pages
- 2 page weekly spread (Monday to Friday)
- 2 Page monthly calendar (starts on Sunday)
- Class records pages
- Class birthdays page
- Student Contacts page
- Double sided pocket folder
- Academic or calendar start year
Let’s take a closer look!
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The cover is a thin plasticy feeling patterned cover with a clear frosted cover to protect it. <3 the gold foil
Approx 1cm thick
Week starts on Sunday.
I’m a fan of the lined notes sidebar… but not so much the split boxes at the end of the month instead of restarting the numbering on the top row.
The page size of this planner is bigger than most which means you get nice big boxes for each day of the month… well you did until they printed a bunch of stuff in the boxes 🙁
Apparently the left numbers are how many days are left in the year and the right number is the day number of the year you are on.
Designed for a 5 day week, however you could use washi tape to cover up the days of the week at the top and use the ‘subject’ column for the days of the week column instead. I did something similar when I tried the (much more expensive) Erin Condren teacher planner.
Lined writing space <3
Dates at a glance
Holidays for the USA (where the planner comes from)
I really like the extra blank lines so you can add your own things for each month – not many planners do this!
Attendance record or use for tracking grades
Class birthdays and student contacts
They feel a bit flimsy but they are protected by the cover that extends beyond the width of the page.
The paper quality isn’t the greatest. tried various ballpoint, gel, fine tip and marker tip pens – there was some ghosting on the back side of the page. I also did some highlighter and stamp swatches. The highlighters also had some ghosting and, as always, the MAMBI stamps bled through the page ?
Pros of the Planner
- Large page size but doesn’t feel heavy
- Lines to write on in the weekly spread
- All the essential pages you need
- Multiple cover options to choose from
Cons of the Planner
- Paper quality isn’t the best
- Monthly calendar has lots of pre-printed stuff in the way
- Tabs don’t feel that sturdy
- Purple color scheme may not appeal to everyone – especially if you want to color code. Black and grey would’ve been a better color choice (there’s a pretty mint / aqua version I wish I’d gotten instead!)
Would I use this planner?
I’m not a teacher but I’d consider converting this into a weekly planner.
At a Glance do planners in lots of other styles for weekly planning. They’re not the prettiest planners but they do have functional layouts.
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