This year I got a cheap, plain teacher's planner from the 1 dollar bins at Target. When opened and flat, it shows a week with the five days down the side and lined spaces across the two pages. At the top, it has a line for week, materials needed, and subject lines. I made it into my unit planner. Where it says week, I put the Unit topic. Where it asks for subject, I write what areas of the subject I want to cover, and then in materials I'm listing things I will need to collect.
Then, in the space for week days, I am breaking down what we are going to do. Ie: What project, websites and worksheets. I plan to print off everything I need, including a booklist. I will get another planner that I will actually fill out and have all of my units planned and ready. I will just have to choose which one to do, when. If I try to pick the dates out too far in advance, things get messed up, which is why I need a second planner. lol Does this make sense? How do you do it?
*PS- My laptop screen is cracked so I can't see some parts of what I type so please forgive typos and such. LOL*