If you would like FREE updated printables for the 2016-2017 school year, click the graphic below.
It’s that time of year when many homeschool families are finishing up the last of their lessons, all the while, mom is thinking ahead to the next school year. Homeschool convention season is in full swing and homeschool parents are making their lists of curriculum to buy for the upcoming year and assessing what worked and what didn’t this past year.
We actually school year round, but come spring we are usually wrapping up whatever levels we are working on and it’s time to think about what to move onto next.
So if you are in homeschool planning mode (I don’t know about you, but I feel like I always am), here are a few favorite resources for planning your year and for helping you stay organized, plus some printables that I have made over the years to use in my yearly planning that I’m sharing with you below.
Below you will find a monthly 2014-2015 calendar, a school year-at-a-glance calendar, a course of study worksheet, and a weekly student assignment sheet that you can download –
Monthly Calendar (July 2014 – June 2015)
Course of Study Worksheet
Weekly Student Assignment Sheet
Now if you are looking for something a bit more comprehensive when it comes to planning, you might want to consider one of the following planner options:
1. School House Planners
From The Old Schoolhouse –
Our Schoolhouse Planners are meant to be used as YOU need them. We provide all the forms you need for your home, your children, your homeschool. Type what you need, update it as needed, print as you go. It’s all up to you to customize how our planner best suits your needs and family.
To use as an interactive planner, simply download the file to your computer, open it, type what you need, and save it. It’s as simple as that.
There are 6 planners available, buy one or buy them all in a bundle at a HUGE discount. The following planners are available –
- Hey Mama! Digital Planner – $29
- The Old Schoolhouse (aka Big Mama) Planner – $39
- Intermediate Planner – $19
- Primary Planner – $10
- High School Planner – $29
- Special Learners Planner – $29
How are the Schoolhouse Planners different from All the “Other” Homeschool Planners?
- Each of our planners is interactive, allowing you to enter your children’s information – daily lessons, monthly agendas, curriculum choices, semester goals, etc.
- No need to print every single page. Print what you need when you need it.
- Flexibility to change your homeschooling plan on the fly. Customize the planner to fit your needs. Print it and use in a binder, changing out pages as needed, or print individual pages for your children to use and follow for the week. Or, send the whole thing to a local printer and let them bind it for you.
Bundle price $69; currently on sale for $34.50
You can get all of these planners for FREE with a SchoolhouseTeachers.com membership; membership price is $12.95/month with the first month being just $1, or $139/year.
2. 2015-2016 Family Homeschool Planner from HEDUA
From HEDUA –
Organizing your homeschool and managing your home are made easy with the Well Planned Day Family Homeschool Planner – the original homeschool planner. The encouraging articles, beautiful design and intuitive layout will help you make the most of your time, so you have more time for the things that matter most.
The planner offers helpful home management sections such as an address book, a greeting card registry for birthdays and anniversaries, a one-year Bible reading plan, tear-out shopping lists, weekly priorities, dinner planning, and a special holiday gift organization section…plus so much more!
Student planners also available!
3. The Ultimate Homeschool Planner from Apologia
From Apologia –
Count your blessings while charting your family’s progress with this 48-week planner designed to help you document God’s faithfulness and activity during your homeschool journey. Features include: Unique Lord’s Day planning grid, Flexibility to help you prioritize and plan for up to six children, Customized daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly planning forms, Forms for setting goals, journaling activities, and tracking reading lists, Year-end review pages, Sturdy construction with convenient pockets and coated covers.
Student planners also available!
4. Weekly Homeschool Planner from Homeschool Creations
From Homeschool Creations –
The Weekly Homeschool Planner will help you organize your school day and record your daily learning ~ year after year. Additional forms help you keep track of testing results, evaluations and special events. Each of the pdf pages in the file can be typed in, edited, and saved to your own computer every time you use it. Personalize it to fit your family. It is a homeschool planner you use year after year.
Type your lesson plans into the form and print them off or simply save them to your computer, the choice is up to you! You can edit your plans any time and even save your planner to your computer to have a digital copy each year. Use the ‘save as’ feature in Adobe to rename the file and you will have a digital record of your lesson plans for years to come!
What are some of your favorite homeschooling planning resources?
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**The free homeschool planner pages have been updated for 2015-2016. If you are already a subscriber, look for an email with the new link!
Whew! It’s been a while in the making, but I’m finally ready to kick-off this new website! I thought it would be so fun to begin by offering you a freebie! When you subscribe to my email newsletter and confirm your subscription, you will get access to this FREE Homeschool Planner with 18 pages.
Here is what is currently included in this free Homeschool Planner for 2016 – 2017:
- Simple Cover Page (1)
- Daily Planner Page (1)
- Weekly Planner Pages (4 Sets – 2 for 2014 and 2 for 2015)
- Preschool Planner Pages (2)
- Student Schedule Page (1)
- Family Schedule Page (1)
- Goal Planning Pages (2)
- Student Assignment Pages (2)
I recommend printing out all the pages you would like to use and adding them to a binder. I usually add divider tabs with pockets to the binder, too. It definitely helps me organize and plan our homeschool year more effectively and efficiently.
If you like to plan each day individually, the Daily Planning page can be used to focus on your to-do list, what needs to be cleaned, assignments or ideas for schooling together as a family (or individual assignments), your menu for the day, and your appointments for the day. This list also includes what I call my “Sanity 5”. Each day, I try to spend time in God’s Word, exercise a bit, take my vitamins, drink my water, and have a focused, intentional time where I “play” and rejuvenate (a walk with the girls, explore creation, play a board game, read a book, etc).
I like to have my whole week spread out before me, so I made two different free weekly homeschool planning sheets. I made the first version since I keep all of my homeschool planning pages in one binder and my calendar (appointments, menu plan, etc.) in another binder. The second version is slightly different since I know some people want a planner with room for a menu plan and ways to add everything going on in their week.
The small, skinny boxes can be filled in with the various subjects you want to study, a box for appointments or cleaning, etc. You can utilize it in many ways!
I loved planning for preschool, so I’ve included a blank planning sheet and one with specific headings.
(Not sure where to start with preschool? I have a free preschool curriculum called God’s Little Explorers!)
My oldest daughter is using her own weekly assignment sheets this year, so I designed two of these! One just has shades of blue and the other is a little more colorful. To use it, I write the subject and assignments for each week, and my daughter checks off her list as she completes it.
I am not huge on having a minute-by-minute schedule since I much prefer a flexible rhythm and routine to our days. However, I do know how helpful it can be to have a schedule in place–especially on those days when chaos seems to reign! This homeschool schedule planning sheet allows room for five family members. More than five family members? Just print another sheet, trim the sides, and tape the sheets together!
Setting specific, measurable goals each month helps me stay on track with our learning, so I recommend taking a few minutes to plan your goals in writing.
I hope to add a few more free homeschool planning pages, so be sure to comment below and let me know what you’d like to see. I can’t make any promises, but if enough people want something specific, I will definitely see what I can do!
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