I knew I wanted to try using lesson planning pages for the 52 Planners in 52 Weeks challenge. It was a choice between the Bloom Teacher planner and the Erin Condren Teacher planner. In the end I chose to modify the Erin Condren teacher planner into a weekly planner (see this post). If the Erin Condren is out of your price range (it’s certainly pricey!!) then the Bloom Teacher planner is a similar but cheaper alternative.
Bloom Teacher Planner
- Size: 9″ x 11″ with Clear Frost Plastic Cover
- 160+ colorful pages (100gsm paper)
- Undated 2 page weekly lesson planning
- Undated 2 page monthly calendars
- 5 day week with 7 sections per day
- Calendar runds from August – July)
- Coil binding
- Pocket on Back Inside Cover
- Extra pages:
- 1 Personal Info Page
- 1 How to Use Your Planner page
- 1 Info for the Sub Page
- 2 Student Information Pages
- 2 Call Home Logs
- 2 Graph Paper Pages
- “Important Dates” spread for easy yearly planning
- Every monthly view begins with a “Plan for the Month” page and ends with a “Month in Review” with notes page
Let’s take a closer look!
The cover is cardstock with a protective plastic cover to prevent wear and tear.
The inside cover has the usual ‘this belongs to page’
The scallop pattern on the cover is so nice & bright!
Tips for using the planner and info for the substitute (very handy!)
Dates at a glance pages – The colors of the planner really pOp!
2 Page monthly calendar with large writing space. Weekends would be a bit squishy for space if you wanted to use this for planning your personal life as well though
Each month has a 2 page planning space as well as a month in review section. The format is great for list making!
Colorful tabs for each month
Lesson Planning Pages
There’s space for up to 7 subjects. Love the shaded lines – it adds a nice pOp of color and makes it easier to keep your writing straight than just a large blank column. If you wanted to convert this into a weekly planner for daily planner (i.e. if you’re not a teacher), you could switch it around and put the days of the week in the sidebar, whiteout the days of the week at the top of the page and replace them with your planning categories like I did when I used the Erin Condren teacher planner.
Extra pages for things like…
Call Home Log
Graph paper for planning your classroom seating arrangement, drawing graphs to track student progress etc.
Back cover features the same pretty pattern as the inside of the front cover plus has a pocket for storing papers
Pros of the BloomTeacher Planner
- Bright colors!
- Lots of extra teacher planning pages
- Large size means lots of room to write
- Large font size – if your sometimes wear glasses you may not need them for this planner!
- Undated – you can live anywhere in the world and use this planner
Cons of the Bloom Teacher Planner
- The planner is large so if you’re after something portable this may not be the best fit for you
- Undated (if you’re someone that prefers dated planners you’ll need to write in the dates yourself)
If you like the Bloom Teacher Planner my sister stocks it in her planner supplies shop (along with 1,000+ other planning products! .. you could say we’re just a tad obsessed with planner stuff 🙂
Prefer a printable teacher planner? Check out my editable printable teacher planner! (there’s 295 pages!)
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