Tips on making your own homeschool planner template plus a link to a great free planner with ideas from homeschooling families to show you what works.
Looking for the right homeschool planner isn't easy. That's because there's a problem.
The truth is every homeschool family is unique, and that makes having a one-size-fits-all planner fairly impossible.
That's not just because of the differenes in the age, abilities and interests of each individual child - it's also because any homeschool planner has to suit your own personality too.
When it come to deciding on a homeschool planner, you have to be honest.
Do you need one? How structured should it be? And are you being unrealistic in what you aim to achieve?
You'll see that one of the problems with homeschool is that it isn't magic.
The fact is, as we've seen when it comes to organizing homeschool scheduling, you don't need a homeschool planner or a schedule if it doesn't feel right for you and your children.
When it comes to making your own homeschool planner, the most important part is that it has to be really easy to use.
The second tip is to add things to your planner which give you a boost and personalize it.
A great way to do this is to add affirmations and inspirational quotes so you get a lift every time you open your planner.
There is a free list of printable affirmations here.
You and your child can have fun choosing the ones that call to you by doing a quick search on the internet.
So what are your choices when it comes to making homeschooling planners?
Guess what, there are as many ways to make home school planners as homeschool families!
These are some of the choices you might consider:
Homeschooling planners based around a traditional classroom schedule. One family I know has a designated 'school room' with a timetable pinned to the wall.
Schedule the morning for academic lessons like Math, Science and English. Spend the afternoons on projects and activities.
Work in the mornings for a couple of hours and have the afternoons completely free.
This schedule would probably include having one or two days a week out on educational visits to museums, castles etc. as well as a weekly visit to a home education group.
There are lots of variations within this theme.
You can get a great free homeschool planner on this page.
If you'd like some more tips on home school scheduling you can find some here.
I'll be answering questions like: How do you fit everything in? I'll also be showing you our our home school day so you can see what we get up to!
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Good luck making a homeschool planner that works for both you and your family!