The past month and a half has been a world wind since our family made the decision to become a homeschool family. Every day I have spent time reading, researching, and talking with those that have been there done that in order to get tips and suggestions on where to go from here.
The number one topic that comes up time after time is to keep amazing records and take time to plan for the upcoming week. So I have learned that the key secret to a successful year in homeschooling is not about what curriculum you use, what room you use to educate in, nor how long you spend each day on your studies – the real secret is planning.
I’ll repeat that: The secret to success when homeschooling is planning, planning, planning – then allowing that plan to be set aside in order to have fun learning about the preying mantis you happened upon.
I have come across a number of planners that are amazing wonderful resources for the homeschooling family. One of which is the Weekly Homeschool Planner by Jolanthe Erb the rock star behind one of my favorite websites Homeschool Creations.
What I absolutely love about the Weekly Homeschool Planner is it’s a editable PDF. Meaning you purchase the planner once and then use it over and over – year after year. So unlike pre-printed planners that you would have to purchase each year this is just a one-time investment. I’m loving that!
A Sampling of What’s In the Weekly Homeschool Planner
- 12 blank month-at-a-glance pages
- 40 weeks of weekly planning and journal sheets: each
page can be customized to the subjects that your
family studies and can be saved to your computer!
- Yearly curriculum planning sheets
- Yearly planning and evaluation sheets
- Customizable chore charts
- Standardized testing and yearly assessment result tracking
- Homeschooling requirement planning
Plus being a editable PDF no one has to know that mommy has horrible handwriting and should be doing the handwriting program with her kids! That right there takes this planner into triple time bonus.
I’ve also learned that every state has different requirements for their homeschool students. So it’s important to make sure you’ve planned your year to check off each one of those items. The Weekly Homeschool Planner has this built into the planner to make sure all your t’s are crossed and your i’s are dotted.
I know many of you are not homeschoolers and may be wondering how this could be beneficial for you. Well if you are a stay-at-home parent and have preschoolers in the house there are sections for planning tasks for preschoolers. Also, the customizable chore chart is a great tool for helping manage the kids chores and keep everyone in check.
So you can get the Weekly Homeschool Planner for just $20! That’s crazy awesome. How many times have you spent $20 and knew you could use that product indefinitely to save you time and money (hello meal planning!)? Now that’s a Jackson worth spending!
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