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  1. giraffe326

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    I want one. BAD. I have wanted one, but as we get closer to the school year, I want one even more!
    I REALLY need a sale! I can't imaging spending that much on a planner.

    http://www.erincondren.com
     
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    This code takes 10% off your order : 2012OFF

    However, shipping starts at $8, so that stinks!
     
  4. giraffe326

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    Yeah, I saw the code. I am hoping that a $10 off, or a groupon comes out....
     
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    It seems like you could customize something similar to that on Vistaprint for way cheaper.
     
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    $50 is a lot for a planner! Not sure I would be ever able to justify spending that.
     
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    This kind of stuff is so alien to me! Is there a reason that those of you that use these planners prefer that format to online resources that do the same thing? I mean, if I didn't have my iPhone linked to my Google calendar, gmail, school email and school calendar sending me daily reminders, I would be a lost soul. LOL!
     
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    I have a cozi calendar on my phone that DH and I have linked together that I use for things that affect us, like late meetings, etc... but I use my paper planner for all the school day stuff - 9am - ARD, Principal's meeting 9/4, field trip 9/16 12-2, or whatever. It is the hour by hour stuff that gets to be too much on my phone calendar.
     
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    I use my iPad and phone for scheduling, etc, but I use Bienfang annotated sketchbooks for lesson planning. I like being able to draw sketches for lesson materials or what I'll put on the board. I could do this on my iPad, but I like the sketchbooks and art markers. It is very free form though; I hate forms and templates.

    Giraffe: you are anticipating a rough year, right? Will the planner make you happy and add a bit of pleasure to your day? If so, I'd spend the $50 since its as much a quality of life item as a useful tool. This is the same rationale I use for my fancy markers. They make my tasks much more pleasant each and every day. $50 is a lot for a planner, but probably not a lot for a daily use item that will add some small joy to your day throughout the year.
     
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    I am determined to have a FABULOUS year. However, others seem to think I will not.

    This is a little sad, but they are thinking about giving us a stipend again for our classrooms. Anything I buy has to stay within the district, and I will be making every effort to leave at the end of the school year. So, if we get a stipend, I plan on spending part of mine on a planner. I will probably cave and buy it anyway. I'm hoping for a better coupon!

    (Note: I prefer to buy non-consumable things with my own money, so it is not like my students will be lacking because I spent half of my supply money on a planner. I wanted to point that out before someone thought I was horrible and selfish!)
     
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    Why are they so expensive???? What's so special about them? I had the free planner from Lakeshore last year and I barely used it because the boxes weren't big enough for me to write what I needed to do and I have to type up full lesson plans anyways.

    (We do parallel teaching so when I sit down w/ my co-teacher we discuss who's teaching large/small, which kids are in the small, what the lesson is, how it will be differentiated, it was just easier to use a notebook and then type my lessons!)
     
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    I like the way they are set up on the inside. It has everything in one book!
    Plus, they are super cute!
     
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    Well I'm one to splurge on something if I like it and I know I'll get a lot of use out of it. I bought a pair of flats that were $200 that I LOVED and wore at least twice a week for 3 years. They're a wreck now and I'm going to buy a new pair before the school year. So if you think you're going to get a ton of use out of this book, then I say why not? I know I'll use a planner up until the beginning November and then I'll probably just end up doing everything in a notebook or something because that's just the way I am. So it wouldn't be worth it for me. But the covers are cute!
     
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    I would spend $50 on a cute planner a hundred times over before I would spend $200 on a purse, shoes, jeans, etc.. Whatever makes you happy. :)
     
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    I also have an obsession with my name being on things. My first and last name are both very, very rare. So I was never able to have things with my name on it.
    This is why I have an obsession with 31 bags.
     
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    I have a really cute personal planner that I personalized myself. People pick on me over my obsession with having my name on things. I bought a $12 planner with a clear cover, and I used scrapbooking supplies to decorate it.
     
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    Growing up with so many siblings and kids in the house (daycare), I always personalized my things! I got smart, too: the sister closest to me in age often got the same toys I did, so I wrote my name on both toys. Of course they'd go missing as all our things did, and when one showed up again I could claim it because it had my name. Lol. :)
     
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    Giraffe, I'm with you. I really want one of these. I am thinking of rewarding all myself for all my hard work from getting a job...but it's still $50!!!!!! I can't decide.
     
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    Also, I'd want more of the checklist papers (for grades) so that adds to the price even more!

    Giraffe, which one is your favorite? I'm stuck between 3....
     
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    As I've gotten older, I've realized that it's okay to spend a little more on something for myself if it will make me happy. If you love it and it's in your budget, go for it!
     
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    I had to add more checklist papers, too.

    I liked so many of them, too. Especially when you can customize your color. I went with the fleur-felize in Coral.
     
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    I want the fleur-felize in retro.
     
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    Just looked ay these, and now I want one! Unfortunately I already bought something so I will try for next year.
     
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    Sign up to get emails. It seems that she has good sales for Mother's Day and Father's Day.
     
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    I like all the fleur-felize colors/patterns. If you go to her regular planner page, you can see full versions of some of the colors and patterns. I almost went with the candy lace pattern in mocha.
    Actually, the peace and flower patterns are really the only ones I DON'T like!
     
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    Just got an email from the company, save $10 and get free colorful pens. Code is SCHOOLDAYS.
     
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    They are cute. We have to put all of our lesson plans online. We have to use a certain template. So, I don't think it would be worth the $ for me.
     
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    I saw that yesterday. I should have waited! I could have gotten a free set of pens! I am a pen addict! Oh well. I really don't think they look all that special, or I would be mad. LOL.

    They have REALLY good sales in May/June for next year. Like 25% off.
     
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    Ok, I'm frustrated. I found yet another code, $20 off, code TINYORANGES. It worked -- until I deleted something from my cart, now it won't honor the code. Just emailed the company. Perhaps this code will work for someone else.
     
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    I tried the tinyoranges code, and it would never work for me. It showed up, but the discount was $0.00.
     
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    I'm so frustrated it worked then didn't. I kindly told the staff in my email that this coupon code was make-or-break in my decision to order, so we'll see ;)
     
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    Cute planner. But, I just never use planners. I have a large desk calender that I use and it works fine for me.
     
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    I recently bought one and I love it. I've never actually used a planner before - just a regular calendar and a steno pad.

    I got the "favorite things" design. I was able to add my own text, so the covers are full of a list of things I love. I mostly went with things that remind me of my son: his first sentence, nicknames, words he used to call things when he was little, things we do together.

    It makes me smile every time I look at it. The price was worth it (it was a splurge for me).

    The quality of the planner is excellent and I love how sturdy it is. I have plenty of room to write everything I need.
     
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    The favorite things cover IS really cute. However, if you can live without the personalization, I think the ones on this site offer pretty much every thing else those do. http://timemine.com/
     
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    It's showing as printed :D
    I hope it ships soon! When I ordered it, it said it would probably ship on the 14th. I go back the 15th, but our back-to-school staff meeting is the 16th (it is normally our first day back). So, I hope to have it by then so I can write all the important stuff in it!!!!
     
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    I know this is an old topic, but I've also been wanting one of these for awhile and managed to win a $100 check for a survey I completed and decided to go for it! I can't wait to receive it, it shipped 2 days ago.

    Also, if you order in the month of May you get 25% off all teacher items! Code: weloveteachers
     
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    I debated on whether or not to let people know they were 25% off. The have updated them and I am SUPER EXCITED!!! They have super cute new covers, too!!
    Only problem... I'm looking for a new job, so I don't know where I will be teaching. I plan on ordering on the 31st, with just my name and school year. I doubt I will have a job by the 31st, so no school name for me....
     
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    I am super excited too, I love the updates of more checklists, the plastic page protectors, and of course TABS!!!
    I think that's a great idea to order it without school name, it's only a small thing. I got the new chalkboard one.
     
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    I bought a life planner in November and I absolutely love it! I am contemplating getting the Lesson Plan book as shipping and handling to Canada is over $40. I'm hoping to talk another teacher at my school into buying one so we could split the s&h. Even though I'm returning to my school, I don't think that I will be getting my school name on mine...I really don't like my school anymore and don't want to advertise it:whistle:
     
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    I'm super excited about the tabs, too!!!
     
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