Welcome to my free planning & organization pages!
You are most welcome to download and freely use whatever you need for your own household. I have provided downloads in MS Word so that you can tweak and change these documents to suit your own planning or use them as a basic starting point. You can pop over to see my planning in 2010 and 2011.
Overview & Year Planner
Clay and Sally Clarkson amazing book “The WholeHearted Child Home Education Handbook“ designed a “house” model which I used to plan a bird’s-eye overview of a full, well-rounded education. (Read the review on my Book List)
- Free download ~ scroll to the link at the bottom of the page
Theme of the Day
How we fit the Charlotte Mason “extra’s” in to our week ~
Monday ~ Main Core = Social Studies’ research, reading, project or lapbook
Tuesday ~ Timeline & Science = timeline/ Book of Centuries and a Science lesson, notebooking, research, projects or science experiments
Wednesday ~ Wonderful World = Geography study/map work & Nature Study activity
Thursday ~ Tea & Poetry & Shakespeare = we simply read, listen & enjoy
Friday ~Fine Arts = Famous Composer & Famous Artist ~ appreciation lesson, art activity or Sketch Tuesday while we listen to the musician.
Blank Year Plan
Use this form to assign the subjects from your overview plan to each week/ month. Use this page to write daily, weekly or monthly work and what skills and activities we would use.
36 Week Planner
Our school year is about 36 weeks long. Allocate the work for each subject into the weeks for the year. This will become my master plan, but it will be flexible!
Fill in the Weekly Timetable to outline what work you cover for each week. There is place to record the dates and comment on the work completed (or boxes to tick!). This becomes my record of work. (Change the subjects down the side to suit your own needs.)
This is how my weekly record of work looks. (I still have to plan the Bible readings in the Bible column.)
I place a Daily Timetable in each girl’s file and/or on my notice board for reference.
Conclusions Closure & Congratulations ~ Read how we Review, File, Evaluate and Celebrate at the end of the year.
Organizing Puzzles and Patterns ~ Practical tips on how to organize your children’s educational games, puzzles and even your dressmaking patterns!
I hope these pages give you some inspiration and practical ideas. Feel free to download and change anything or tweak them so that they will work for you.