My MULTI-YEAR Charlotte Mason Inspired Naturalist Homeschool Planner is here!
I wanted something in a simple, minimalist style and I needed something that would work for multiple children. Many homeschool planners that are out today don’t take into account your method of homeschooling. They’ll cover the basics – math, science, reading, phonics, etc. However, when it comes to habit training, composers, artists and poets; those subjects that are somewhat a hallmark of the Charlotte Mason method of schooling, well, it makes scheduling on paper a little tricky and cumbersome.
So, here’s my solution!
Each Naturalist Planner comes with…
- Planning Sheets for Terms 1-3
- Weekly Lesson Planning Sheets with spaces for each child, and then a box to plan out the subjects that you’ll cover together
- Attendance Sheets (for those whose state requires it)
- Score Tracking Sheets for grading per assignment (for those whose state requires it)
- Book Log
- Field Trip planning sheet
- Curriculum List
- Wish List
- Note Pages
- Easy Lunch List (so that you can keep a quick reference for those days when lunch time sneaks up on you and you’re out of ideas!)
- A choice of 2 different covers
- BONUS: 4 printable word art quotes to place in your planner or to print out for your school area!
AND NEW IN THIS VERSION…
I’ve added and cleaned up a few things to make it even more efficient and to account for larger families (with more than 3 children)
- I’ve changed some of the covers and dates so that this planner can be used for multiple years – keep printing as long as you’d like! The only pages that are date-specific are the cover sheets that are included. BUT, lucky for you, if you subscribe to the blog, you’ll be able to download a NEW COVER each month as i RELEASE THEM!
- Additional weekly lesson planning sheets with 3 layouts to choose from – for 1, 2, or 3 children, from which you can print multiples for larger families.
- A daily routine sheet for you to plan out the over-all flow of your day with each child (so you can remember who is doing what, when!)
- Calendar cover sheets with beautiful quotes to separate the months in your planner.
- Handwriting sheets for your early learners and for beginning narration and dictation.
- 2 NEW cover options – PLUS, I’ll be releasing one new cover sheet every month for you to download for free, for subscribers to the blog!
Take a look at a sampling of sheets below – and make sure to download my FREE Homeschool Monthly Planning Calendar that corresponds with the planner below!
Here’s a look at the planning sheet for 3 children.
I’ve set aside space for each child’s individual work. My 5th grader and 2nd grader both do Math, but not together, so I put “Math” under their individual boxes and that allows me to tailor each lesson’s record to them. However, for instance, we do History and Science together, so those subjects go in the bottom box labeled “together” and I can record what work we did corporately down there.
There are also sheets for planning out and brainstorming ideas for the areas of study for each term…
as well as a field trip planning sheet and attendance sheets
….and a place to make a running list of lunches that are easy to throw together…
…And for the bonus sheets, I’ve included 4 printable word art quotes!
You’ll find Galatians 6:9, a favorite verse of mine (that was written for homeschool moms, if you ask me...) and some of my favorite Charlotte Mason quotes. These will print out on 8.5×11 sheets of paper so that you can add them to your planner, or you can print them for display in your homeschool area – get creative and let me know where you put them! Take a look at the Galatians print!
Over the next week, I’ll be sharing how I use my planner and how I set it up! Make sure that you’re subscribed so that you don’t miss the upcoming planning series and my curriculum haul for 2016-2017!
Now, for the best part! The proceeds from each planner will go towards funding our adoption! We are incredibly antsy to complete our fundraising and each purchase gets us closer!
Thank you for supporting us and for partnering with us! I hope this little planner helps tie up the loose ends in your planning process and makes it a little more aesthetically pleasing to boot!
Now, to answer a few questions…
- Can I return my planner if I decide that I don’t like it? I think you’re truly going to love it, so hopefully this won’t come up. However, when it comes to returns, sorry, but once you’ve decided to buy it, it’s yours. It’s an instant download and is not refundable.
- Can I share this planner with other homeschooling mamas? YES! Please do! Tell your co-op buddies, your IG friends and your hairdresser, but don’t send them your files and please don’t print them out their own copy. The money that’s raised here on this blog goes to help fund our adoption, so the more people that you tell, the better! The files that you are purchasing are from me to you, so on scout’s honor, please just send her here to my blog!
- What if I have A CRAZY AMOUNT OF KIDS? Then feel free to print as many weekly lesson planning sheets as needed! You can print them double sided if need be, so that you have 2 sheets facing you when they’re in a 3-ring binder, thus providing space to plan for 6 children at a time. More than 6 kids? (holy smokes) Then you’ll need to print multiple double-sided sheets.
- Is there a monthly Calendar? So glad you asked! YES, and you can find it for FREE, right here! (and make sure to grab it! The monthly calendar is where you’ll plan out your artist, composer and poet studies for the month, as well as your habits and handiwork.)
- Do I have to print it in color? Nope, but it’s ohsopretty if you do. No worries though if you’ve only got black ink. Print it off and leave it as it is, or color them in during one of your nature hikes!
- What kind of paper should I use? I prefer this one because it feels so much more sturdy and is a step up from regular printer paper. It’s worth the few extra dollars to kick your planner up a notch. However, that being said, plain old white paper will do just fine! In upcoming posts, I’ll give you a look into my planner and how I arranged it. I decided to print my calendar sheets on card stock and the rest of the sheets on 65lb paper.