Whether you choose an unschooling approach or a traditional approach to homeschooling, keeping track of learning is essential to having a successful school year. There are many wonderful lesson plan books that you can purchase, but money can be tight at this time of the year, especially after your curriculum purchases. 🙂 I have a list of resources from which you can choose.
This free resource is an editable lesson plan template that has daily and weekly lesson plan templates. While it is for a traditional classroom, you can edit it to meet your needs. Click on the picture for the resource link.
Susan at Homeschooling Hearts and Minds has several different types of planning sheets from which you can choose. She has formal lesson planning sheets as well as more informal learning logs.
The Homeschool Mom has a planner for not only school but for home as well. You do have to subscribe to download the pages.
Our Good Family has a lesson planning sheet that includes not only the subjects, but also daily goals, notes, and things to work on with your student.
I liked the sound of this planner resource, Planned Spontaneity. This is a free E-book that has practical steps in helping you plan your year. Drop by Homeschooling Ideas to download a copy for yourself (Click on the book for link).
Have a great week! ~Lisa~
August is quickly slipping away which means that school will soon begin. I don’t know about you, but I work more efficiently and feel better if I have a planner.
I would like to offer some tips with regards to planners. To save you money you can look for a planner that you can use from year to year. After you print off the pages place them in page protectors so that your planner doesn’t get food or drinks spilled on it. Use fine tipped dry erase markers to write assignments on so that you can erase at the end of the year and reuse for the next year. If you think all your hard work will be lost, then take pictures of each week’s work and create a file for future students. This also would provide additional documentation for your portfolio review should you choose to do it that way.
Organizing work assignments for your students will help them to know what is expected and what needs to be completed. So, with that in mind, investigate some of these websites that have school planners for you and also your student(s).
The Homeschool Planner from Free Homeschool Deals has a planner that not only has lesson plans, but a place to write down appointments and meal planning. You just need to make sure you don’t lose your planner!
Homeschool Planet has an online planner that you can edit and also print off if you like. The online planner is nice because if you need to change things around because life got in the way, you can do that! The link is to a free trial, so there is no obligation to purchase it unless you like it.
Over at Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool she has so many options such as cover design, calendars and appointment keepers, goals, planning sheets, and more!) for you to print your own planner. There are also extra school helps such as co-op class scheduling, multiplication facts, grade trackers, and field trip reference forms. You choose the colors you want, and the fonts. It truly is a customized planner and it’s FREE!