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New September 2019 Uploads:

Concept Plans:

  1. Kindergarten Concept Plan: Steady Beat

  2. 1st Grade Concept Plan: Rhythm vs Beat / Ta and Ta-di

  3. 2nd Grade Concept Plan: La in SLSM

  4. 3rd Grade Concept Plan: Ta-dimi

    Monthly Plans:

  5. Kindergarten September Monthly Plan

  6. 1st Grade September Monthly Plan

  7. 2nd Grade September Monthly Plan

  8. 3rd Grade September Monthly Plan

About the Planning Binder:

The Planning Binder is a lesson planning subscription library for teachers who want to see a mapped out year, and get the tools they need to start planning their best year yet.

Inside the Planning Binder, you’ll find long range plans like a scope and sequences, as well as specific teaching activities in concept plans. Each month you’ll see new documents to jump start your planning, as well as steps to apply the plan to your classroom.

All the documents in this planning binder are editable Google Drive files, so you can edit, personalize for your kiddos, and use them from anywhere.


Take a Look Inside:

What’s included in the planning binder? Here’s a peek.


Scope and Sequences

A map of the year that shows what to teach, and when to teach it

Concept and Songs Lists

Specific songs to use with specific concepts. The sheet music is included!

Concept Plans

Targeted teaching strategies and activities in a Prepare - Present - Practice format

Quick Facts:


$9 a month

New Uploads:

New documents are uploaded the first Sunday of each month

What to Expect:

September - May I upload two new concept plans and two new monthly plans. June, July, and August are focused on yearly planning documents.

Grades Covered:

Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades

What’s Inside:

Curriculum Outline, Scope and Sequence, Concept and Song Lists, Concept Plans, Monthly Plans.



May I share these lesson plans with other colleagues?

Feel free to edit and use these plans for personal classroom use. You do not have permission to share or distribute these plans in any form including digital or physical.

Can we give suggestions for what you upload?

Yes! Every month I welcome your feedback and suggestions to make this planning binder more useful to you and your students.

How do I edit the documents?

To make changes, just go to “file > add to my drive” or “file > make a copy” and organize the document how you’d like.

You can check out this article for help.

What about 4th and 5th?

At this time The Planning Binder covers Kinder - 3rd grades to keep the monthly subscription cost down.

If you’d like to see upper elementary, you can let me know in the feedback form and I’ll consider it for next year.

How do I cancel my subscription?

You can cancel any time without any additional fees! Just go to your membership button at the bottom of the screen.

What about monthly plans?

I began this service in March 2019 for K - 2nd grades. You have access to those monthly plans from Spring 2019. During the school year you can look for a new monthly plan each new month.


Still have questions?

I’d love to answer them! Just fill out this form and I’ll get back to you with an answer.