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I'm thrilled to share with you this year's Teacher Anchor from the 2016 C. Jayne Teach Collection! If you are not already familiar with the gorgeous eye candy that is C. Jayne Teach, all your teacher dreams are about to come true! :) Chandra, the extremely talented former K-1 teacher, current college professor and mamma of 2, has an eye for designing effective products that can be used in the classroom. A few years ago, she launched her own company with the hope that she could help teachers become more efficient and organized as they balance lesson planning, student progress monitoring, student information and classroom routines. Chandra's ultimate goal with the Teacher Planner was to make each day count! :) I don't know about you but I have been through my fair share of lesson planners and I can promise you, this one is the golden egg! As we already know, there is something to be said about a products that are created by teachers and for teachers.  Keep reading below and ENTER to WIN a 2016 Teacher Anchor!


The Teacher Anchor is an 8"x11" spiral bound planner with a study laminate cover featured in two colors this year- a sweet swiss dot pattern and a vivid rainbow stripe. It's is the perfect size to travel with you around the classroom, to faulty meetings, IEP meetings and two and from school each night without feeling like you're taking your *whole classroom* home with you. I owe Chandra big time because I finally downsized my teacher bag!! 

My favorite feature of The Teacher Anchor and what ultimately sets it apart from others in its class is that it is *not* only a lesson planner. It is divided into five sections: classroom information, monthly calendars, weekly calendars, student log and blackline masters. What also always comes in handy is also the two pocket folder that is nicely tucked away at the end of the planner. It's home to any important handouts that need to be easily referred to. 


The classroom information section is where you can find birthday celebration planners, classroom volunteer forms, parent communication and contact forms, emergency contact and procedural forms (perfect to keep for subs), allergy records and more! The monthly calendar features July 2016 - June 2017 and the weekly calendar is 46 pages of blank lesson plan grids. My favorite feature is that the lesson plan grid can be used vertically or horizontally to fit your needs- an upgrade from last year! 

The beauty of the Teacher Anchor is not only its bold color, clean layout and metallic print, but that so much thought has been put into each last detail! The blackline masters include all the "extras" that have now become such an important part of the daily grind as a teacher. It features everything from pre/post test checklists, small group/individual conferencing forms, pull our services log, IEP goal tracking, parent meeting notes, sight word tracker, running record informational log, guided reading lesson plan templates to fit your needs, substitute teacher outlines and more! 

I use the pre/post test checklists to hold all my math data and the conferencing forms to plan out my small strategy groups for readers, writers and math workshop. It helps me to easily progress monitor each kiddo! The guided reading lesson plans have multiple options for your needs, whether you are someone who is more comfortable writing more thorough plans or just need a quick few bullets. To be honest, I copy and use both depending upon my group. :) I love that I can copy all of these and also tuck them away into The Teacher Anchor binder for safe keeping. 


The Running Record Informational Log is the perfect cover page to your student's running records and DRAs. I binder-clip all their reading assessments together, adding to it over the course of the year, and use this as my cover page for each student. It helps keep me organized and allows me to be ready to share to parents at parent teacher conferences.

Now, on to the best part!!! I'm so excited to share with you a chance to WIN your very own Teacher Anchor and a 20% off coupon code for you to purchase a Teacher Anchor Binder if you desire!! Enter by midnight on Thursday, May 5th! I will announce the winner over the weekend. 
*Please note, you must complete all the entries below in order for you to have a chance to win.*

Thanks and happy C. Jayne Teach shopping! :) xoxo

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