Homeschool Planner : My Favorite

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Do you ever start out the school year or the new year all organized and full of plans only to fizzle out a month or two later? Yup, that’s me. Oh, the beautiful plans I would begin to make in the various homeschool planners I would print or buy or cobble together, only to find myself with blank pages and without the discipline to sit down and fill in the planner a short time later. 

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But this year was different. I have a new planner and I love it and we are several months into the school year and I’m still organized. How did that happen? Honestly, I think it’s the weekly homeschool planner I use now. My friend, Melissa, at Mama Miss Designs is a homeschool mom and she got lots of input from other homeschooling mommas on the design of this gorgeous and efficient planner.

It’s printable, it’s customizable, it’s only $8.00.  

And Mama Miss and I are giving away one copy to a Creekside Learning Newsletter Subscriber on January 4th, 2015. (more on that below)

homeschool daily planner

The Homeschool Planner is a downloadable pdf file that includes the following. Print only what you want to use. For example, my state does not require an attendance roster, so I didn’t print that.

  • Step by step directions & visual layout on how to create it
  • 4 Different Planner Covers and 3 Different Cover Info Sheets
  • 4 Quote Inserts
  • Daily Docket
  • 2 Yearly Overviews and 2 Perpetual Calendars
  • Attendance Roster
  • Holidays
  • Contacts
  • Extra-Curricular Details List
  • Password Tracker
  • To Do List
  • 2 Note Pages, Lined & Unlined (print as many as you like)
  • 5 Lesson Plan Options and 2 Daily Schedules
  • Family Read Aloud Log and Reading Log
  • 2 Field Trip Pages, Boxes & Detailed
  • Chore Chart
  • Journal of Moments
  • Goals
  • Wish List
  • Yearly Plan & Evaluation
  • Testing Tracking
  • Student Checklist
  • 11 Monthly Covers and 11 Monthly Calendars
  • 11 Weekly Calendars for each month
  • Notice of Intent to Homeschool Form

homeschool weekly planner

One of my favorite parts: The Goals.  Because it’s customizable, I printed a goal sheet for each child for September and another one for January.  When I am searching for what to work on with my kids, I go back to these goals. When I am having that feeling that homeschool mommas get, that little bit of panic are-they-learning-enough feeling, I go back to these goals, and always find reassurance.

My other favorite part is the weekly plan.  I customized my planner to keep both my homeschooled kids on one page so I can lay the planner on the table or the living room floor or wherever we are working, and I don’t have to flip pages.  Sometimes, when the kids are working independently, I flip ahead and jot things down for the upcoming weeks.  

I’m a note taker and a list maker so I printed lots of the blank “Notes” pages and stuck them in everywhere. 

homeschool planners

I printed most of the planner on my Brother Laser Printer in black and white because I wanted to save money. I printed the cover and a few other pages in color because the colors and design of this planner are gorgeous and I just couldn’t black-and-white the whole thing. I just couldn’t do it.  

I used comb binding to put it together. Office supply stores will do this for just a few dollars. (You can have it printed there as well, if you don’t want to print it at home.) It was ready to go that same day from download to printing to binding to beginning to fill it out. 

Click here to see more about this planner and order your copy. 

Mama Miss also has a great Blogging Planner that I just began to use and I love, love, love it. 

Win a Copy of the Homeschool Planner

Do you subscribe to the Creekside Learning newsletter? If so, you can win a copy of the Homeschool Planner. I send out the newsletter twice a month, full of great homeschooling resources you can use. No crowding your in-box, I promise. I really appreciate my loyal readers and as a THANK YOU there’s free stuff. The next newsletter comes to you on January 4th. Keep an eye out for it. If you aren’t already subscribed, go here to be added. One Creekside Learning newsletter subscriber will win a free copy of the Mama Miss Designs Homeschool Planner. 

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