The next round of homeschool calendar pages is here!
You can read a little bit more about how I use them and my reasons behind creating them here, in last years’ calendar release. If you’ve been around for long, you know that I have a slight planner addiction, and they need to be aesthetically pleasing (as well as functional) to make the cut.
However, when it comes to homeschooling calendars and planners, it was even harder to find what I wanted that actually fit our Charlotte Mason homeschooling style. Most homeschool planners take a lot of arm twisting and white-out to plan for term-based poet studies, narration, dictation and the like. It’s possible, but I wanted something that was specifically designed for a Charlotte Mason homeschool day.
My 2016-2017 Charlotte Mason inspired homeschool calendar pages are perfect for planning out some of those hallmarks of a Charlotte Mason education…poet study, artist study, handicrafts and habit training. Each page features a nature themed watercolor image that is the perfect compliment to your nature journals and study of the living world.
And a quick tip – when you print out your calendar, I definitely recommend springing for a high quality paper, like this. It’s the happy medium between regular old printer paper and the 110 lb. card stock that I use. I wasn’t sure it was worth the extra cost, but I always felt like home-printed sheets never measured up to store-bought and they always felt “cheap” and, well, homemade. The paper quality was the reason why, and paying a few extra dollars for a nicer paper makes all the difference in my book, especially knowing that I will get a school-years worth of use out of them in my planner! It’s not as see-through, there’s very little pen bleed, and it just feels nicer. And now I sound like a paper-nerd.
So enjoy – print away to your heart’s content, a month at a time or all together, and share it with your other homeschooling mamas, but be a dear and don’t sell it, ‘k? And make sure that you have color ink or have it printed at a Kinkos near you- it makes the pictures oh so pretty. Paper nerd. I know.