2016 Long Range Plans {Template}


The purpose of this post is just to provide those of you who use my long range plan or planning calendar templates with the updated templates for the 2016-2017 school year.  If you want to read more about how I lesson plan and use these, you can read my Lesson Planning blog post series.


This was my view all day long, but my goal was accomplished.  And, now that they're done, I know it will be worth it - these two documents keep me SANE and on track during the school year. 

Here's a peek at my long range plans:
Ah!  The one-page per quarter layout is just DREAMY to me!  Haha!  You can download mine or the template that I start with below.  Please use these for your own use, but do not repost or share.  You can feel free to direct others to this post to download for their own use.  Thanks!



My planning calendar shows the timeline for my units in a calendar format, but also lets me add important dates and events.  This stays at the front of my lesson plan binder and I write meetings and notes on it daily.




I hope by sharing my work it saves you some time and helps you get organized for the new school year!


38 comments

  1. Amanda!!! Thank you so much for sharing your template! I am a visual person and love the quarterly view on one page. I am no longer a classroom teacher, but I am going to try to find a way to use this as a school counselor! :) I am sharing this post with my former 2nd grade team!

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    1. It's people like you that are the essence of teaching in the 21st century. Thank you!!! We're so grateful.

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    2. You are so welcome, Kate! I hope you find a way to use it and how sweet of you to share with your former team! I know they miss you!

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    3. Thank you, Morena! What a sweet thing to say. <3

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  2. I cannot tell you how happy I am that you are sharing this! I am moving to first grade next year and am feeling completely overwhelmed not knowing exactly what I am teaching and when! My grade level team has a chart with everything listed, but it is not as organized as I need it to be! This is going to be a lifesaver for me! Thank you again for sharing :-)-Lisa

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    1. Wonderful! I'm so glad it will help. Best of luck in your new adventure in first grade!

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing your planning tools!!!

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  4. Thanks so much! I am a new middle school art teacher and with a few tweaks this will work for my students... Now I don't need to re-invent the wheel!

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    1. Woohoo - love when the wheel doesn't need to be reinvented!

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing your planning calendar and year overview! I love how it looks and you know what is going to be going on at a glance! We do not have a curriculum map at our school, so my 2nd grade team will be creating one soon. This will sure help us get it all planned out!
    Question, did you do yours in Google Docs or in Word??

    Thank you again!

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    1. It is a format I have used for many years so unfortunately it was created in Word. :)

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  6. Thank you very much for sharing your long range plans and year overview! I usually write my LRP on lined paper, adding columns with my ruler, and taping extra lined paper on the bottom so it is all there! Can you picture that?? So, thank you for sharing your easy on the eyes, professional looking templates!!!

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    1. Oh my goodness! Bless you! I can tell I would love your perfectionist self though. :)

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  7. Thank you so much for the amazing resource! I was just looking at your long range plans from last year. I really love the addition of the planning calendar!

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  8. Thank you so much for the amazing resource! I was just looking at your long range plans from last year. I really love the addition of the planning calendar!

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  9. I love this! I could use this for my lesson plans. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Thank you so much for sharing! I'm going to try out this template! THANK YOU!

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  11. I cannot get the link to work. I would love to look at your templates

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    1. I'm not sure why it isn't working for your Kim. Maybe sign into your Google account? It is saved to Google Drive. I've heard that sometimes school servers block downloads so that could also be the problem. Here's a tutorial that may help, too - http://www.thetattooedteacher.com/tutorial-how-to-download-file-fro/

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  12. Hello,
    I love what you have shared but jut like Kim Norgaard, the links don't work. When I click on the pdf link, it takes me to a new tab in Bloglovin but the page is completely blank. I'm signed in and it still won't work. Do you know what cold be wrong or how to fix this? Thank you in advance :)

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    1. I'm not sure why it isn't working for you. Maybe sign into your Google account? It is saved to Google Drive. I've heard that sometimes school servers block downloads so that could also be the problem. Here's a tutorial that may help, too - http://www.thetattooedteacher.com/tutorial-how-to-download-file-fro/

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  13. Yes, Julie, I am having the same problem! These look amazing and what I truly need! Thanks for any help on opening them!

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    1. I'm not sure why it isn't working for you. Maybe sign into your Google account? It is saved to Google Drive. I've heard that sometimes school servers block downloads so that could also be the problem. Here's a tutorial that may help, too - http://www.thetattooedteacher.com/tutorial-how-to-download-file-fro/

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  14. Thank you for sharing. I'm going from private school to public school and the principal informed us that she would like us to do long term planning. That seemed very overwhelming to me at the time, but with your templates it feels like it can be done.

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    1. Yay! Hopefully this will be just what you need to get started. Good luck at your new school!

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  15. I can't get them to download either, can someone help.

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    1. I'm not sure why it isn't working for you. Maybe sign into your Google account? It is saved to Google Drive. I've heard that sometimes school servers block downloads so that could also be the problem. Here's a tutorial that may help, too - http://www.thetattooedteacher.com/tutorial-how-to-download-file-fro/

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  16. I am also having trouble opening the links. Any suggestions? thanks! I'm very excited to use these!
    Anastasia

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    1. I'm not sure why it isn't working for you. Maybe sign into your Google account? It is saved to Google Drive. I've heard that sometimes school servers block downloads so that could also be the problem. Here's a tutorial that may help, too - http://www.thetattooedteacher.com/tutorial-how-to-download-file-fro/

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  17. THANK YOU!!! I couldn't get the links to work either, and then after about 10 tries, it magically worked! Thank you again for sharing your wonderful ideas, and plans! :)

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    1. Yay! So glad you got it to work. Sometimes Google Drive can be glitchy. :)

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  18. Hi,
    I love these templates, but can't seem to download them. Would love to use them with my team as we are long range planning. Thank you.

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    1. I'm not sure why it isn't working for you. Maybe sign into your Google account? It is saved to Google Drive. I've heard that sometimes school servers block downloads so that could also be the problem. Here's a tutorial that may help, too - http://www.thetattooedteacher.com/tutorial-how-to-download-file-fro/

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  19. Thank you again. I am not sure why, but the calendar easily downloaded after your email. I think you are amazing for sharing such a great resource!

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    1. Wonderful! So glad you got it - enjoy!

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  20. Hi Amanda. I'm excited to use your templates but when I click on the red descriptors nothing happens.

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  21. thank you so so much!! I have been trying to make a calendar and plan to fit my needs and you just saved me tons of time :)

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