Homeschool Planners

by Jimmie

Get your homeschooling adventure organized with these homeschool planners in both digital and physical formats.

A well planned homeschool day requires some sort of planning structure. You may have a spreadsheet, a blank notebook, or even a special notepad where you jot your goals and lesson plans. The bottom line is that to plan your homeschool, you need some sort of structure. Sometimes when you are new to homeschooling, you don't even know where to begin. The thought of creating your own planner seems overwhelming and too time consuming.

Fortunately there are several homeschool planners on the market that can provide the structure that you need. Very smart ladies have already done the hard part of designing the planners to meet the recordkeepking needs you have. You can benefit from their expertise and organize your homeschool with these planners.

There are two main types of homeschool planners -- digital and physical. This article outlines the best in both categories and gives you the advantages to each type so that you can make the best choice for your personality.

Mom's Homeschool Planning Notebook
Mom's Homeschool Planning Notebook

Digital Homeschool Planner

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Weekly Homeschool Planner

by Jolanthe from Homeschool Creations

Homeschool Planner











but often on sale for as little as $12

139 pages

Sample pages available


Advantages of a Digital Homeschool Planner

Digital homeschool planners are ebooks. These PDFs are purchased online and then instantly downloaded to your computer where you save them. At your convenience, you can read through the homeschool planner, print out the pages you need, and organize them into a personalized notebook.

One huge advantage of a digital planner is how it can be customized for your particular situation or children. Both of the planners here can be edited before printed. That means you can type in names of subjects or specific dates on the pages you desire to print.

You can also print as many copies as you want. That means that the planner can be used again and again, year after year. The Old Schoolhouse planner is updated each year, but the vast majority of the pages are not particular to a specific year. So be assured that your planner purchase can be used for many years to come. 

There are so many ways to use a digital planner to create a very unique planner

  • Print the pages smaller for two pages per sheet of paper.
  • Use different colored paper to signify different children or different subjects.
  • Put the pages into your own specially decorated notebook.

These digital planners are amazing resources and cover far more than just lesson plan pages. Visit the individual sites for more details, but they both have extras like chore charts, menu planning pages, and field trip forms.

With a digital planner, you have a lot more control over the details of your planner. In fact, in many ways you are creating your own planner. But the building blocks are already laid out for you, so it is a simple task. You only have to select and print the pages you want. Then you organize them how you choose. If you make a mistake, you can reprint the pages you need. If during the year you decide you want to change how you do your record keeping, no problem, just print out different forms.

Who Should Buy a Digital Planner

Instead of a Physical Planner
  • If you like to have control of the fine details of your planner, you should buy a digital planner.
  • If you don't like having extra pages that you will not use, you should use a digital planner.
  • If you don't mind working at the computer to select pages from a PDF and printing them out, then a digital planner is for you.
  • If you enjoy organizing three ring binders with different categories and pages, a digital planner will be a good fit for you.

Advantages of a Physical Homeschool Planner

With a pre-printed and bound planner, you don't have to use your computer to find which pages you need. You don't have to hole punch and organize the sheets you print and then add them to a bulky binder.

The book is ready to go and has a pretty spiral binding. Pop it in your tote bag and work on it while you are waiting at appointments or extracurricular activities.

Two Physical Planners

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Well Planned Day Family Homeschool Planner, July 2011 - J...
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The Ultimate Homeschool Planner
$29.00  $19.95

Who Should Buy a Physical Planner?

Instead of a Digital Planner
  • If you don't like being on the computer and fiddling with PDF files and printers, a physical planner will suit you better.
  • If you prefer a pretty book with a spiral binding, you should buy a physical planner book.
  • If you will be overwhelmed with a 200 page document and won't know which pages to print out, a premade planner is a better choice for you.
  • If you just want the work done for you so that you don't have to think too hard, buy a physical planner.

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Updated: 09/17/2012, Jimmie
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sheilamarie on 12/31/2011

Organization is a key to success when homeschooling and some of us need just a little help. These planners are just the thing.

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