Just this summer I have become a teacher who can create the things she needs. And I am finally here to share about my lesson plan book that I created! Following the advice of master creators @druinok and @algebrainiac1, I started in powerpoint.
Here is the cover:
My font is Socially Awkward from kevinandamanda.com
My background is from ColourLovers, following the directions from @mathtastrophe posted here.
I have three sections, the first is a calendar and lesson plans. I actually pretty much copied the calendar from what @druinok shared here, but wanted a different set up for lesson plans, so made my own.
Following each month are weekly lesson plans. One 2-page spread for each Monday of the month.
I also used white and purple paper, switching every other by month. I thought it would be easier to identify where I was that way. And it makes it beautiful. (I have a ton of purple paper anyway...)
So here's September in purple :)
Next I have my curriculum... I have had many posts about that, so I think I'll skip ahead to Meeting Notes!
I modified my meeting notes pages depending on the meeting type. Here are a couple examples: we have faculty meetings once a week, and they are usually about a 1/2 hour. I thought 4/page was okay and allowed me one page/month. Easy to know all weeks are accounted for (ignoring the fact that some months might have 5 Tuesdays).
Our Tiered Algebra Meetings are once/month for the entire day, so I knew I needed more space. But we also meet as a school once/month, so I made it two/page, with the back blank for a workspace if needed. Still easy to make sure the whole year was covered.
When I had all my beauties printed off, I headed to Office Max. I had my cover and the section covers laminated, then they added the back and bound it with a spiral. I am thrilled with the outcome. (It cost about $1 for each lamination and $5 for the binding.) And the Office Max worker was wonderful. It was fast and he knew what I wanted and didn't make me feel crazy! Then when I went to pay, the girl at the till was asking me about it because she's a pre-service teacher. It was awesome to be able to share it with her!
And now that school is here, I have been using it and I love it. I'm so proud taking it to meetings :)
Here are the files if you are interested. It is at least a starting place if you want your own! You should be able to download the originals documents from these links.