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7 Awesome Homeschool Planning Posts

By this time of year most homeschoolers are in the throws of planning their next homeschool year. Each year I return to a few tried and true homeschool planning posts to help me navigate more ‘seamlessly’ through planning our homeschool year.

Planning 1 Year at a time
Credit: Simply Convivial

I plan the ENTIRE year in the  summer using a few tricks of the trade that I have learned from other homeschoolers and homeschool bloggers. So I thought I might reveal how I plan the entire year in 2 weeks, yes that’s right the entire year. No more planning sessions no trying to find time to see where we are headed all of that happens over the summer. During the year I am generally check off work and checking to make sure we are progressing  at a nice steady clip so we finish our work by May.

Credit: Shower of Roses

EVERY Year I return to Shower of Roses Planning sheets to create what I consider my Syllabus for each class. I give each student a copy and I keep a copy in my planner. I use the syllabus to monitor the students progress. I write the date she completes here assignments in the grid and I can make sure she is completing the appropriate number of lessons each week

I add to this a daily check off sheet on one piece of paper so I can quickly see what we still need to do or what each child has already done that day. I check off the things we do in our family gathering and this prevents me or them from consistently skipping a subject .

Pulling your Plan Together:

Every year I either make or buy a planner. If I am going to make my own planner I turn to Tina’s Dyamic Homeschool. This is her free 7 step DIY Homeschool Curriculum Planner. It has loads of stylish colors and useful forms.

If I am going to buy a planner I turn to “A Plan in Place” Now here are some newer planning posts. A Plan in Place has customizable planners for the Mama and the children to use . The reason I make my own planners is that I have found I will use a customized planner all year long while I ditch genreic planners no matter how cute after a few months.

 

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A Plan in Place

 

Creating a School Schedule
2015-2016 Printable School Calendar from FiveJs.com
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For the most part I utilize Terri Maxwell’s Managers of their school to organize our school day. You have to remember the schedule is not your master, so we start out really strict and then we slowly fall into a routine.

I usually do this pretty early in the process. All you need are some colored pencils or markers so you can color code your school days, quarters, holidays etc..

 

In Sam’s Noggin Five Days of Preparing for Your New Homeschool Year she shares encouraging insights and tips from an experienced and extremely organized homeschool Mama!  My favorite was “Print Ahead “it’s something most folks  don’t normally do but if you do it once Five Days of Preparing For Your New Homeschool Year Day 4: Print Aheadyou’ll be hooked!

And of course my book Planning Your Best Homeschool .PYBHY1croppedDon’t let them fool you the better planned your homeschool year is the more successful your year will be!

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayneand Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayne and Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

2 thoughts on “7 Awesome Homeschool Planning Posts

  1. I am 100% in agreement with planning for the entire year! This will be my first year doing this and I can already see a light at the end of a tunnel. Thank you for this post as it is right on time.

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