A few weeks ago, I sat down to plan out our homeschool year. Our third is in Kindergarten this year, and our youngest is a preschooler now, so there’s potential for some serious confusion!
As I planned everything out, I realized that my planner would need to be super organized, or I would just need to keep things very simple and do as much combined learning as possible. I decided simple would be best.
So we started school last week and everything was great.
Until I realized that the planner I made was a little … complicated.
And kind of hard to read. I decided I needed to make it prettier, simpler and ok, organized. And then I completely forgot about it until yesterday, when I got an email from my friend Tsh at Simple Mom.
She let me know that she just created a simple homeschool planner and sent me a copy. Many thanks, Tsh, because it was exactly what I needed.
5 Reasons Why I Love This Planner
- Printable: Like Tsh, much of what I do is digital. But. I love having paper in front of me. Especially if it’s some kind of form I can fill in. It just delights my nerdy heart.
- Super Cheap: At just $4, this simple homeschool planner is easy on my budget. And you have the file forever. For-ev-er!
- Easy to Use: Open file. Print. Fill in. And if I have any questions, Tsh was kind enough to upload some sample ways to use the pages.
- Pretty: I love the font and how clean it is. And I really like how the inspiring quotations look like they’re written on a chalkboard. So pretty!
- No Fluff: It has everything I need, plus a little bit more, but nothing that isn’t helpful or looks like it was added to increase the number of pages. I appreciate that. A lot.
When you get the simple homeschool planner, you’ll get a compressed (digital) folder that contains three files. One file has inspiring quotations, one has some sweet extras (listed below) and, lastly, there’s the 40-page planner.
Here’s a sample of what’s inside: (You can see all that’s included here.)
• Calendar that spans August 12, 2013 to October 5, 2014
• Daily school planning pages
• Report cards
• List pages for spiritual development ideas, enrichment activity ideas and memory work ideas (have I mentioned how much I LOVE lists?)
• Blank list page to make your own (YES!!!)
• Book list page for each student’s independent reading and family read-alouds
• Weekly routine—in your choice of two week, one M-F week, or one M-S week schedules
• Note pages
• High school transcript (I never would have thought of this)
• Check lists to give your students, if that helps them stay on task
• List of the countries of the world and their capitals, as of 2013
• Multiplication table to 12
• Full-color color wheel, with primary, secondary, and tertiary colors
• Basic metric and imperial conversions
• Inspirational quotes about teaching and learning
• List of famous homeschoolers in history