If you haven't already heard about Teachers Pay Teachers, it's high time you should. This is an amazing resource for educators and by educators. The basic premise is that you can upload any and all files you've created for your classes and classroom and sell them to other teachers. If you need something, someone's probably already created it. There are many free listings too! It's worth checking out, no matter what subject or grade level you teach. I've just started this week uploading some of my creations for beginning band and already had multiple views and downloads. If you're interested, please check out my store. I have a few sets of free flashcards as well as free planner and calendar templates. I'd love to get some feedback to know what you'd like to see next!
This last year, my middle school printed some AMAZING planners for each teacher. Now, I've had my fair share of planners and free calendars, but let me tell you why this one blew the others out of the water. This calendar had EVERYTHING already printed- every grading period, school holiday, meeting, concert, athletic event, testing date, EVERYTHING. It was the only thing that got me through this year. Now, at my new school, I don't get one quite that awesome, so I've taken it upon myself to have ones printed for my band staff. I've started with a basic template which I've provided for FREE for you below. From here, I'm going to add our school calendar, "red" and "black" days, band events, and entry deadlines. Once I have that done, I'll send it to our print shop and have it laminated and bound for our staff.
In the meantime, here is a link to my brand new Teachers Pay Teachers shop. I don't have a whole lot in there just yet, but in the upcoming weeks, plan on seeing some great new beginning band resources. Click the Pic!