At our school, we have the freedom to make our plans in the format we choose. I like to make almost a fill-in-the-blank schedule for my plans. (Feel free to open the files below to get an idea of what I use. My template for this year is always a work in progress, so keep that in mind! :) ) I choose to do this for a couple of reasons: 1. It gives a substitute extra details. This means when you wake up at 3:00 in the morning feeling sick you don't have to try to write out details for a substitute. I also have an emergency substitute folder with extra plans and lesson in case they can't figure out my normal schedule. 2. It saves time- lots of time! By making a template, I don't have to re-write the same details each week- I just fill in story titles, page numbers, etc. So, how do you plan? Do you use a lesson plan book with the boxes? Do you make your own template? Or do you only plan online? Click here for the PDF version or here for the .docx version.