If you’re getting ready to start your new homeschooling year, you may be thinking about purchasing a new planner to help you get off to a good start. There are many different types of planners available, from traditional teacher planners to electronic planners for your computer. Here are a few you might want to consider:
– TheOldSchoolhouse.com has created The Schoolhouse Planner, a downloadable e-book that you can purchase and then print. The company has taken readers’ suggestions and compiled them into one planning system, complete with calendars, curriculum forms, evaluation forms, field trip planning, grocery and menu planning, and much more.
– HomeSchool Incorporated.com has Plan, Educate, Record (PER 1.0), a free web-based planner to help you keep up with calendars, schedules, and reports.
– Homeschool SkedTrack is another free online planner with an automated scheduling system for keeping up with activities. Use it to schedule and track school days, field trips, vacations, tests, and more.
If you want to create your own planner, you can find almost any chart or form you might need for this school year online, and many of them are free:
– TheHomeSchoolMom.com offers free printables you can use to create your own planner. The pages on this site help you organize school assignments, lesson plans, record keeping, appointments, and menu planning.
– At DonnaYoung.org, you can find free homeschooling planner pages to meet any need. Weekly lesson pages are offered in a variety of formats, including planners for those who study six days a week.
– OrganizedHome.com and ChartJungle.com are two more sites with free planning pages. Like the others, these include calendars and home organization pages as well.
Whatever method you decide to use, be sure it’s one that’s easy to fill in and keep up with. A good planner won’t just help you plan the lessons, but it will serve as a record of what your children have learned as well.
Guest Blogger: Samantha Bell
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