Build your gorgeous 7 step free homeschool planner for your homeschool planner. With 7 easy steps you’ll not only be organized, but have a unique hard working tool.
When you create a planner for your homeschool, you’re making it unique to your needs. Planners which are prepared for classroom use are not set up to use for a family.
Plus, when you purchase one giant put together planner, you’re not hand picking the forms you need this year.
For example, your needs change each year. You may have elementary aged students and high school students.
Your needs are different for each student.
So, having an unnecessary form in your planner hinders your organizational efforts. Worst are forms which have tons of useless blanks with no guidance.
My homeschool planner it built by you with my guidance.
I’ve been creating and sharing how I put together my planner for 10 years. I can help get you on the road to organization. With my 7 Step DIY Homeschool Planner, I have OVER 600 free pages for you to go through.
However, I do not make it stressful for you. Instead, I guide you STEP BY STEP for each step. You decide what you need and don’t need this year.
After you set up your planner a few times, you can go through this process quickly.
7 Step DIY Free Homeschool Planner
First, look at the 7 steps. Then, I’ll share how to best to grab the homeschool forms you need at each step.
Next, I have over 30+ free front or back covers. The beauty of choosing the forms is that each year you create what you like.
I don’t encourage matchy-matchy pages. There is nothing striking about a planner where ALL the pages match. Nothing.
Another important section is the calendar section. I create 3 different types of calendars each year. Look at each type of calendar.
- One is a colorful reference calendar to place throughout your planner in several places
- The second calendar I prepare is a Scheduling or Planning calendar. Read my post How a Homeschool Planning Calendar is Superior to a Regular Calendar to use it.
- And the third one is a beautiful 2 page per month calendar which has ample room for writing your appointments.
Custom Homeschool Planner
The next step is 3 and you’ll want a variety of goal setting pages in your homeschool planner. Goals are the very foundation of your homeschool.
Whether you have general goals or specific goals, you’ll find a form on Step 3. Choose Goals/Objectives.
Also, when you can get to Step 4. Choose Lesson Planning Pages Right For You take your time. The lesson planning pages or templates are the largest part of your planner.
Be sure you’re printing both sides of your paper. I use regular all purpose bright white paper.
Do not print using cardstock. There is no way you can bind it because it will be too thick and big.
And I do not use any special printer. I’ve been using my favorite which is a mobile printer for years.
In addition, another section where you’ll spend most of your time is Step 5. You’ll notice I have 3 pages for Step 5.
There are numerous unique forms like attendance, student schedules, reading logs, field trips trackers, high school planning, and readiness checklist to name a very few of the forms.
DIY Homeschool Planner
Lastly, for Steps 6 and 7, I go over the best ways to add extra storage to your planner and how to bind it.
However, there are others solid reasons to build a diy homeschool planner.
- It is an undated planner. Dated planners can make you feel behind when you need to skip a day to take care of life. Using an undated planner you simply pick up where you left off and adjust to life. Make the school schedule fit your life.
- Another huge advantage is that it can be used for multiple ages. Instead of planners which contain numerous columns, it suits family with multiple kids.
- And I mentioned it before, but I’m mentioning it again. It is to be printed on both sides. Do not waste paper.
- Finally, one of the most important is to coil bind it. I do not encourage notebooks because the rings get in the way of writing. Too, something else I’ve learned along the way. Some homeschoolers want perfection in their planner.
Organization is about sticking to a system not constantly adding more work for yourself.
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