Teachers don’t come up with their lessons on the spur of the moment. Lessons are planned way in advance to ensure that all the topics that need to be covered for a class are discussed. Lesson plans contain instructions on how subjects are taught, what exercises, seatwork, homework, quizzes and exams to give plus details of projects to be done by students.
Preparing the lesson plans is often time consuming and sometimes monotonous. But if your teacher has an interesting lesson plan book, she will probably enjoy creating her lesson plans. Help your teacher shake off the boredom and monotony of making her lesson plans by giving her a lesson plan book made especially made for her.
- Large lined journal or notebook
- Colored pens
- Calligraphy pens
- Crayons and other coloring materials
- Rubber Stamps
- Scrapbook stickers and cut-outs
- Gift wrapper
- Decide on a theme for the lesson plan book. The subject matter can be your basis for the decorations on the lesson plan book. For example, if your teacher’s teaches Botany put touches of plant and plant life all throughout the book. The theme can be based on her favorite color. If she likes blue, you can decorate the lesson plan book with embellishments in different shades of blue.
- Gather your materials. Buy your materials from the bookstore and arts and crafts stores. Choose a large journal with lines. It should be big enough to store all the lessons for each week. Purchase embellishments and coloring materials that will go with the theme of the book. Scrapbooking stickers and cut-outs are great to use especially if you are not fond of drawing or using coloring pens for writing.
- Find interesting quotations. Make a list of interesting quotations that you can write inside the lesson plan book. The quotations can be funny or inspirational. If your teacher is an English teacher, quotes from her favorite writers would be good to use. Is she a History teacher? Then collect quotations by men and women who have shaped history.
- Write the quotations in the lesson plan book. Using a calligraphy pen, write down the quotations on random pages. You can also use regular colored pens. Or, print out the quotations on sticker paper using interesting fonts and colors. Then, cut out the quotations and stick them to the lesson plan book.
- Decorate the book. After you have inserted all the quotations, begin adding colorful designs to the lesson plan book using the materials you bought. You don’t have to put decorations on each page. The lesson plan book should not be cluttered because you teacher will need all the space for writing down lessons.
- Wrap the lesson plan book. Before you give the lesson plan book to your teacher, wrap it using a nice gift wrapper. Tie a ribbon around it. Write a dedication on the card and stick this to the wrapped book.
A lesson plan book is a fun creative project that you can do for your teacher. It will give her something interesting to use for her lesson plans. By giving her a lesson plan book you created especially for her, you will surely make her feel special.