Hands-down my preference is a homeschool daily planner when I create my homeschool planner. Although a weekly or even monthly planner have a place, it doesn’t even compare to a daily planner.
In addition, many planners can be overly classroom focused. Some planners make the mistake of having columns for too many students while others seem too minimalist.
Besides flexibility to add forms you like in a daily homeschool planner, it doesn’t need to be complicated.
Today, I’m sharing 6 reasons why I use and create daily planning forms here on my site Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus.
First, look at my original l80 daily lesson planning page.
As you can see, the top part has room for skill subjects and the bottom part is for content subjects.
The skill subjects are math and language arts. And the content subjects which you can teach your children together are Geography, Science, History, Foreign Language, Bible and Art share
That box at the bottom of the form for content subjects has enough room to write or lesson plan. There is enough room because you do not do content subjects every day.
From this form, came by passion to stick to this kind of planning.
Benefits of a Daily Planner
Look at my 6 other reasons for using such a solid planner.
- The best reason is you have ample room for thoughtful legible plans.
- When the planner is undated, it can be used for an academic year or to school year-round.
- Also, if you prefer to print as you go instead of binding the planner, daily plans can be checklist.
- Adding the sections you need for each year matter. For example, you may be in a state which requires attendance. Simply download the attendance record of your choice. If you need high school planning, grab forms for high school planning.
- Stress levels can be managed daily. Weekly planning can get out of control, but with a daily planner, you have a pulse on what is going on day to day. I prefer to head things off before they get to a stressful point.
- And the last big point for me is that we homeschool to adjust at the moment when our children change. Whether my children need to move ahead or stay a few more days on a subject, I have that luxury with this type of planner.
How to Combine Types of Planners
However, I feel that a section should include glancing at your week.
Although a day to day planner is my preference for my homeschool, there is an advantage to glancing at your week.
Moreover, a glance for the week is a big picture while a daily planner is a smaller one.
Using both in your homeschool can fill both of those needs. My weekly planning form below you can find at Step 5a. Choose Unique Forms JUST for You. I have several color choices.
Even a month at a glance works. Placing those forms either at the beginning of your month or week can give you direction for meeting your goals.
You determine how you choose to plan.
However, planning perfection can be time consuming. It’s best to choose a method and stick to it.
Every now and then I will place weekly glancing pages in my planner, but for the most I prefer a larger daily planner.
If you want a daily planner, you’ll love this one. You can read more too at The Best Colorful Undated Dynamic Daily Homeschool Planner.
What type of planner do you find useful?
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