We are almost ready to start the 2016-2017 homeschool year. It seems like each year our organizational needs grow a bit. As the children get older, there as been a shift to me teaching less and facilitating more.
I’ll talk about how my role as a homeschool mom has changed over the past few years in another post, but today I want to share with you some planning/assignment sheets that I designed to help me with the way we’ll be doing things this year.
First, let’s take a look at what the high-schooler will be using.
Each week, David will have 2 sheets: one with his assignments to complete that week and one for recording what he did, when, and how long it took him to complete it. Here’s a preview of week one (I haven’t completely finished filling it in, but it’s mostly there---we don’t ramp up to full capacity on week one):
Super simple. I know many homeschoolers would just record each day’s assignments in a spiral notebook or whatever, but David’s a “big picture” kind of person---it helps him to see the overall picture of what he needs to do each week. At the same time, he can get a little overwhelmed by the big picture, as so it helps him to see each bigger assignment broken down into smaller steps.
For those reasons, I have broken down some things for him, but I won’t try to micromanage when he does stuff. That’s his job. He does check in with me every day and usually both morning and evening. We will also be discussing parts of his work (lit and philosophy in particular).
If you would like to download a free BLANK pdf of these two planning/assignment sheets (headings will be removed and David’s name will be replaced with a place to write your student’s name ), follow this link or click on one of the above pictures. I’m sure there are many other ways these two simple forms can be used.
For the other 3 children, I developed some customized pages for myself and for the two middle kids to use for assignment sheets.
With some tweaking, I’ve put together a variation on my custom pages with some different options. There are two sets of 7 pages, one in black & white and one in color. I could spend a lot of time explaining how I am using these, but I think pictures tell it better, so I’ve filled in a couple of the pages to give you an idea of how you might use these. The first page if for recording the week’s appointments and activities, plus prior prep work and materials to be gathered.
Additional pages can record one child per page with different subjects or there are really any number of ways you can use these. We will use the day boxes on the right to check off when we’ve completed things. You could also use those for recording when you plan to do those things. The forms are very flexible.
Each page is different and you can print as many as you need of one page or several. The B&W and Rainbow sets are identical in form, the only difference is that I’ve added color to the “subject” boxes.
Here are thumbnails to give you an idea. The pdfs will have all blank fields, the things typed in the samples are just to give you an idea of how to use them.
Click the headings or the images to download (click any b&w image to download the complete black & white set, or click any of the rainbow images to download the complete rainbow set).
Not quite what you are looking for? Remember how I said that our organizational needs have changed over the years? So have my planning pages. Check out my free homeschool planning/assignment pages from previous years:
Free Planning Printables and Assignment Sheets (full-color and black & white)
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