Intentional Homeschooling Mini Planner
Use this homeschool mini planner to keep track of your learning!
In this download you will find:
* monthly planning sheets
* weekly record sheets (undated)
* unit study planning sheets
* book list sheets
This mini planner is perfect for those homeschoolers who like to set goals but don't like to follow a strict schedule or routine.
The planner is undated so you don't need to purchase a new one each year.
Please note: this is a digital download for you to print at home.
WHAT YOU'LL FIND IN THE MINI PLANNER
Curious about what the Mini Planner all entails? Read on!
MONTHLY PLANNING SHEETS
There are monthly planning sheets for each of the 12 months. I like to go into a month with a bit of a plan and on the monthly plan page I've included space for you to write out:
- encouraging words
- your theme for the month
- habits you want to work on
- upcoming field trips
- goals for the month
- resources you want to use/may need to request from the library or friends
- books you want to read that month
- space for gratitude - because I always need a reminder to stop and be grateful
This type of planning works perfectly for me and I know it will also work for my rebellious homeschool sisters who like to have a bit of a plan but don't follow a strict schedule or routine. This type of planning helps me be intentional with my homeschool without feeling boxed in.
My favorite pages in the mini planner are the weekly record pages. Not only is there space for the typical subjects but I also have a section titled "questions we explored" because my kids' questions take us on so many great tangents. Another one of my favorites is the "best quote" space - because kids are always throwing some great quotes out there!
Here's exactly what you'll find on the weekly record pages:
- top priority
- best quote
- read alouds
- science and technology
- independent reads
- games played
- friends we saw (you know, in case people ask you how the socialization is going 😉)
- the arts
- questions we explored
I like to have this weekly page out in a high traffic area so I can use it to jot down questions as they come up and other things that I can document.
UNIT STUDY PLANNER
One area I would like to try to do better in is doing some unit/theme studies. We've enjoyed them when we've done them but they take more planning than I've been doing lately so I created a unit study planner to help me with this!
The unit study planner includes space for:
- the unit you want to study
- dates you will study them
- fun fact you learned
- relevant field trips
- other resources
I hope to be using this in the very near future!
No planner can be made by Chantel if it does not include book lists.
I think that's a rule. So, there are some book list printables!
Included is a simple "Books to Read" page that has a section for picture books and chapter books as well as a "Books Read" sheet where you or your kids can fill out a mini review on books you've read, the mini review includes:
- the book title
- publication year
- your rating
- and a few lines for a review/favorite quote/summary/whatever else you want to include there - I think this will be really nice to look back on and see what you've thought of the books you've read.