Saturday, July 22, 2017

[FREE] The "Half-Half" Daily Docket

I have about convinced myself that I will never be happy with just one style of any insert that I use in my planner, because different inserts have different functions and my needs change often.  There are many days that I do not use a full daily page to plan the day.  This free Daily Docket is perfect for the normal, everyday daily planning.  My first divider also doubles as a dashboard where I add sticky notes for different reminders (such as debit charges that haven't cleared the bank yet -- don't overdraw!!) and with this daily docket there is I can see them at a glance.  There's none there right now because I didn't want my bank stuff out there.  

I call it the "half-half" daily docket because it is half of a half page insert (4.25 x 2.75).  If this is something you can use, it is free to download below.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

2018 Future Pages

I only keep a year's worth of monthly pages in my planner so I use a method I learned from Kristy at Giftie Etcetera to keep up with events that happen past 2017:  Future Pages!  I keep them at the end of my monthly pages and write in the 2018 dates.  When I set up my 2018 pages at the end of the year, my dates will be ready to plug in.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

FREE 2017 - 2018 Homeschool Planner

I usually make my planner pages as I need them, and as per normal for me, changing them up when I get tired of them.  I have never made all my pages in advance so this is a big thing!  I created the pages below to suit my needs and I am sharing them with you.  I have no plans to make them in difference sizes - these are 8.5 x 5.5, which means I took regular letter paper, cut it in half and ran it through my printer to print these pages, turning them over as necessary (I know nothing about duplex printing).

So, I hope you find something you can use.  If you have suggestions for additions to this planner, please feel free to do so in the comments.  You can download these pages here.

Cover Page & Title Page

When I began making these pages I was going to print them all and bind them and thought a cover and title page would be appropriate.  As it turns out, I decided to stick with my trusted half-size binder.  I'm including it with these planner files in case it is something you would like to use with yours.

2017 - 2018 Academic Year at a Glance

I print these pages back to back and use it often to look ahead - usually to tell my guys how many more days till fall (or spring) break!

Dated Lesson Plans

 These pages could almost be used in your regular weekly spread in your planner.  You have a column to write in the subjects and lined boxes to write in your plans.  An undated version is also included with the download.

Dated Daily Grades

These are self-explanatory, right?  I should make an undated version of these.

Quarterly Grades

I had to double check the format because the image below does look right in that last row (it's all good)!!  I keep the yearly grades together - it's easier to find what I need when it's time to fill out quarterly paperwork.  There's room to record grades for 2 students on this insert - make copies as needed.

Monthly Pages and Month at a Glance

I know I will use the monthly pages but I am still not sure if I have a need for the Month at a Glance.  It seems somewhat redundant.  I think it's an excellent planning page, so I will wait and see.

Attendance Record

Our homeschool has an official *letter sized) attendance form that we use (I made that one, too, years ago), but through out the year, I like having this one in my planner.  Our boys are playing high school sports and I will need to keep up with the days that they are out of school.  These pages have a blank color code key at the top of the page.  I circle the days they attend school and use highlighters to mark Friday School (co-op type day), public school holidays, sick days, etc.


This is a reference sheet that I wanted to keep in my planner.  Seriously, I always forget when Memorial Day and Labor Day start.  I keep this by my monthly calendar.

And that is it (so far)!  I hope some of you can get some use out of these pages.