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Homeschool Planning Options

Homeschool Planning Options

I am a planner. Whether you are referring to homeschool planning options, meal planning, home scheduling, I plan and organize it all. I LOVE planners, schedules, checklists, etc.

Homeschool Planning Options - paper planners, checklists, online planners, schedules, methods and more. PLUS a more flexible way to plan your homeschool year. From Starts At Eight

Homeschool Planning

There are endless homeschool planning options. It starts with the method in which you homeschool (Classical, Charlotte Mason, Unit Studies, School at Home), and then moves on to include the type of yearly schedule you want to keep (Public School, Year Round, Custom), and includes schedule type choices (4 Day Weeks, Block Scheduling, Loop Scheduling).

Homeschool planning is a varied and personal choice. One of the most important things to remember is to keep your life, your children’s needs, and your needs in the forefront as you make choices for your homeschool.

Homeschool Planners

Throughout my more than a decade of homeschooling I have used more planners and planning methods than you can count on two hands. Each time I have used something new it was to suit a different schedule or child’s needs.

Not only will I share those with you, but I have also created an extensive list of planner options for you to choose from!

Mega List of Homeschool Planners - Paper/Printable/Digital from Starts At Eight

Homeschool Planning with Plan Your Year

Plan Your Year is a homeschool planning book which lays out a step by step process for planning your homeschool year.

The ten chapters contained inside will guide your through the process of planning your homeschool year. Most chapters contain forms to use in completing that step of the process, as well as Action Items to be completed at the end of each chapter.

Plan Your Year Forms

  1. Cast a Vision
  2. Craft Effective Goals
  3. Determine a Course of Study and Purchase Resources
  4. Creating Schedules
  5. Planning Weeks and Days
  6. Lesson Planning for Homeschoolers
  7. Planning Your Own Study
  8. Organize Your Materials
  9. Putting It All Together
  10. Planning in Action

Plan Your Year Cover Image

The newly updated and expanded Plan Your Year book is now in print and available on Amazon.  I happen to be a pen and paper girl, so I printed them blank and then wrote on them myself. (Hey, it’s a great excuse to use those awesome colored pens I bought!)

More on Homeschool Planning Options

Planning a 4 Day Homeschool Week from Starts At Eight includes reasons why you might choose to school 4 days a week as well as a method and printables for planning!Organize Your Homeschool Bookshelves from Starts At EightHomeschool High School Planning for the kid who "Just Wants to Get it Done" from Starts At Eight. This is a no muss no fuss planning method for you and student planner for you child with FREE Weekly Assignments Checklist Style Planner Pages.Weekly Assignments Printable Student Planners {Checklist Style} - 3 versions for one low cost!Plan Your High School Electives: Free Printable Pack from Starts At Eight


  1. Melinda S.
    Aug 09, 2019 @ 18:59:53

    This article is confusing. You say you have used tons of different planners and will review them, plus give us “an extensive list of planners,” but you only actually discuss ONE planner.

  2. Heidi
    Aug 13, 2019 @ 19:42:30

    Melinda, I am so sorry this felt confusing to you! If you look at the top of the post, under where I talk about the “extensive list”, there is an image for you to click on where you will find that list. Within that Mega List of Planners you will find not only many planners I have used and talk about, including links to more my extensive reviews of those planners, but also more planner options I have found and linked to, but have not personally used. I hope this helps you to find what you are looking for!

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