The Recollections brand is known for their colorful, functional and affordable planners and the teacher planner is no exception!
- Size: 7.5″ wide x 9.25″ high
- Coil binding
- Plastic pocket
- Dates at a glance page
- 2 page Monthly calendar (starts on Sunday)
- 2 page lesson planning weekly spread (for up to 7 subjects) (lined writing space!)
- Teacher planning pages – password tracker, substitute tips, classroom volunteers & special events, birthdays, student contact info, absentee log, seating charts / graph paper, assignment checklists
- Year at a glance ( 6 months per page)
- Monthly planning page + notes page
- 4 pages of functional stickers
- Double sided pocket folder
- Colorful inside pages
Let’s take a closer look!
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Unlike the other Recollections planners that have a laminated cardstock cover, this one has a hardcover. Normally hardcovers hold up well but this one needs some metal corners as it was quite damaged in transit.
Approx 1″ thick
The font of the planner has a zip lock plastic pocket and a pocket made from cardstock.
At the front of the planner are various overview pages including:
- 2 page year at a glance
- Student contact information
- Classroom volunteers
- Birthdays list
- Password Tracker
- Substitute Tips
- Seating chart
- Lined paper
- Student Log
- Assignment Checklist
Each month has a monthly planning page, 2 page monthly calendar and a lined notes page before the next month starts
The monthly calendar starts Sunday (not consistent with the weekly spread). However, since the planner is undated you could change the weeks to start on Monday using some days of the week stickers.
There are different colors for each month so you won’t get bored looking at the same colors for the entire year.
Like the monthly pages, the weekly lesson planning pages are undated too. The subjects / period section are blank so you can customise for your needs. If you get bored of re-writing your subjects each week, make some header stickers instead.
The line spacing is 0.5cm (5mm) – bit less than 0.25″
There are different dividers for each month, these are my favorite!
As is the case with all Recollections planners – a few sheets of functional stickers in the same colors used throughout the planner.
Big, sturdy cardstock laminated tabs that are protected by the cover.
I’m not a teacher and have too many of this style of planner already so didn’t end up keeping it. However I’ve done pen testing in Recollections planners before, so here are the results of that pen test:
I tried various ballpoint, gel, fine tip and marker tip pens. The 3 marker pens (Uni Pis, Pure Color-F and Muji Hexa Pen) had some light ghosting but there was no ghosting for any of the other pens. And no bleed through for any! ?
I also did some highlighter and stamp swatches – no ghosting either.
However, as always, the MAMBI stamps bled through the page ?
Overall, one of the best pen test results of the 100+ planners I’ve reviewed! ?
Pros of the Planner
- Lined writing space on the weekly spread
- Undated – start planning anytime + you can live anywhere in the world and use this planner
- Functional planning pages
- Space for up to 7 subjects on the lesson planner
- Functional & coordinating planner stickers
Cons of the Planner
- Hardcover is easily damaged
Would I use this planner?
I’m not a teacher but if I was, I’d definitely use this planner. Love the colors and functional layouts. This planner would work well for students too.
If you like this planner, my sister stocks it in her planner supplies shop (here).
More teacher planners:
- Bloom Teacher Planner
- At a Glance Teacher Planner
- Blue Sky Teacher Planner
- Alternatives to the Erin Condren Teacher Planner
- How I use different types of pens when planning
- How to make lined note paper DIY planner insert refills in Photoshop (quick and easy step by step tutorial)
- Bored with your planner? 25 ways to mix it up
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