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These Lesson Planning Pages are great for back to school. If you’re looking for a simple way to get organized for the start, use these resources to help you do just that!
Check out my other homeschool planner printables for even more great organizational ideas!
Can you believe that it’s already time to start thinking about back-to-school time? I swear it feels like summer just started and it’s already coming to an end. But the truth of the matter is that when you can plan out your days, you’ll find that getting back into the groove of things isn’t that big of a deal.
I’m a big fan of doing what I can now to get organized for the future and these planning pages are a huge help! I hope that they help you out just as much.
Lesson Planning Pages
When you take the time to plan out the days, good things really do happen. I used to be pretty nilly willy when it came to scheduling out my days. Not anymore. I’ve found that the more I can plan, the more I can relax.
This is what really helped me figure out that I needed to take the time to be organized as well. Because if I’m at home trying to educate and teach the kids, the last thing that they need is to not have the keys to staying organized as well.
Once I start talking about lesson planning with the kids, they’re actually ready for that mindset as well. It’s an easy way to plan out our days without having to really overly stress out about it.
Homeschool Planning Resources
I’m a big reader and I’ve found a lot of the answers that I’m seeking in the pages of books. If you’re ready to dive in and turn the pages as well, below are some great suggestions that just might help you along your homeschooling journey.
Most of them will give some tips and advice on ways to offer assistance during the homeschooling years. I’ve read a few of them a couple of times actually because the words and points changed as the kids became older as well.
Have fun reading these great options for homeschooling families. My list of books is always growing and changing so I’m sure that I’m be updating this and rotating books out along the way.
Homeschool Planning Guide for the Unorganized Mom: An easy-to-follow plan for successful homeschooling when you don’t even know where to startThe Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and LifeThe Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your KidsThe Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at HomeA Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of LearningThe Call of the Wild and Free: Reclaiming Wonder in Your Child’s Education
The Benefits of a Homeschool Planner
There are so many great benefits of planning out your homeschool curriculum. It makes the day go faster, it takes the stress off, and it gives everyone a calm and peace of mind, too.
Making the day go faster
Once you know what the day is going to entail, it takes a lot of stress off the rest of the day. When there are down times or breaks, it’s a great way to show the kids that they have options on things that they can do.
You can also use planners as a way to have the kids look forward to certain activities and ideas as well. This is a simple way to also help them understand the concept of time and planning themselves.
Plannings helps to alleviate the stress
I’ve been homeschooling for a while and I can say that the times that I feel the most stressed are the times that I have no plan for the day. It’s crazy to think that just writing down an agenda for the day on a piece of paper can make all that difference. But it does. And it makes me feel better.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed and stressed, it’s time to consider making planning an option for you. At least give it a try for a week or two and see if you can find a groove and notice a difference in your stress levels.
Planning can be calming for the family
I’m always amazed at how different our kids are from one another. One thrives on the structure while the other could seem to care less. But for me, I’ve found that a little bit of structure never hurt anyone.
And as the kids get older, I think that they’ll start to appreciate the planning a bit more. I know that I’m a big fan of taking a few hours out of the weekend to create a perfect plan for the rest of the month.
It’s no joke when I say that you can plan out the entire week in just about 15-20 minutes of time. What used to take me hours really has been shortened down to just a few moments.
Keep in mind that when you’re planning you need to be kind to yourself. It’s a bit of a learning curve to get a hang of and it does take some structure to get into a groove. I would say that if you’re able to take a month of weekly planning, you’ll have the hang of it in no time at all.
With the school year just now starting, it’s the perfect time to get into the planning game. These planning printables are a fast and simple way to have everyone on the same page for school. If you’re ready to take your homeschool planning game to a whole new level, use these printables as the perfect way to make it happen.
You can use these planners as a great way to keep track of multiple ages and homeschooling lessons as well. Each page can be used for a different child, a different grade, a different day, and more!
Make certain to use these printables in a way that works for you so that you can have as efficient a day as possible. And if you happen to have any tricks for scheduling and planning that you need and want to share, feel free to pass them along the way to me! I’m always looking for great new planning tips and ideas!
More Homeschool Resources
These are even more great homeschooling resources
Daily Homeschool Schedule Samples by Happiness is Homemade