Year at a Glance Challenge
So this was both a way for you to interact with the bullet journaling community but also to get a feel for something that I typically put at the beginning of my journals. I would love to see how you do on your Year at a Glance and Your Future Log, so please use the hashtag #teacherjournaling and tag me in your photos on social media or reach out in the comments below.
You can also click on the image below and print it out on sticker or label paper and skip the double sided tape all together, And if you want to be extra fancy if you have access to a Cricut you can make take the image to your design studio and have the Cricut cut it out nicely for you to slap and go! These monthly stickers are so helpful, while it is easy to draw out each month it can be time consuming so any little tricks you can use are helpful.
Another time saving tool that I have found is monthly stamps, you can just stamp when you need it. I love these as well. There are 7 different stamps depending on which day of the week the current month starts and then the only thing other than that is not getting ink on days 30 or 31 if it is a short month, or using some white out if you do stamp those numbers out, Click the image below for your printable or click here.
Some Social Media Inspiration
This post from @thecoffeenatedsimplicity is a great example of a simple handwritten year at a glance.
This post from @elizabethjournals is a great example of a digital journal. I love the mixture of print and cursive here and how she spreads out her month titles across each monthly grid.
This is a fun year at a glance using one of my favorite style of pens the dual tip tombow watercolor pens. These are great for many reasons but I love this color combo @eliana.journals has picked here.
Future Log Spread Ideas
I am a big fan of this particular layout, meaning the month grid on the side and three months to a page with plenty of space to write your events out on the right. This layout is the one I use the most in my journals as it is easy to mark out and provides me with enough space for each of the months.
âFuture logs are actually really important for me in the work of filtering out my monthly spreads. It gives me a space to write upcoming school days off, camping trips, conference dates etc. I use both the year at a glance and future log a lot, they may seem inconsequential to some but they are pretty important for quick references on dates. It helps with time permanence for me. For people with ADHD you might have issues with long-term memory. So sometimes you can have difficulty remembering that you have an intention of doing a thing in the future but if you don't write it down and come back to it you can see those good intentions go to the wayside.
Some people might like to give themselves less space and fit more months into a smaller section, if you find that you aren't using the future log that often something like this might be better suited for you, or even not doing it at all.
Something about this person minimalist design and layout is lovely to me so I just had to include it. I would love to see what you have done, don't forget to tag #teacherjournaling in your posts to share with our community!