We all have different opinions about planners and homeschool lesson planners are no different. We all want and need something very specific. Regardless of how we feel about specifics, we can agree that what we all need is a useful homeschool lesson planner. Useful, efficient, creative, and most of all–simple!
You cook all the meals. You get the kids to activities, you teach all the things. AND you probably need exercise a little more self care. So you need a useful homeschool lesson planner. A lesson planner that’s going to adapt to the season you’re in.
The best solution to creating something so unique to your life? Create a useful homeschool lesson planner yourself.
Simple systems. Easy routines.
Your planner needs to fit these phrases. We don’t have time for complicated.
This post will lay out exactly how to set up your own useful homeschool lesson planner–start to finish. Whether you’re reading this in month one or month eight of your school year, you can adapt these ideas to fit your current season.
(There’s even a handy video at the bottom of this post. Yer welcome, friend.)
Ok, enough talk. Let’s do this.
Creating a Useful Homeschool Lesson Planner
Quite a few years ago, I realized my homeschool lesson planning needs were not fitting into all the planners I found out there. Because of this, I created my own. It’s evolved over the years, but it feels like I’ve finally settled on something that flows with me through the year.
Here’s a basic overview of what’s inside my super useful homeschool lesson planner:
- Planning Section
- Season (or Quarter) Sections
- Records Section
Notice there’s three sections–not thirteen. There’s a reason for that–it’s simpler than thirteen. You really just need your brainstorming section, a place for your weekly (or daily) plans, and a spot for your records. That’s it! Anything beyond that, you really don’t need to access all that often and you don’t need to lug it around in your planner….