Just like many moms, I am also contemplating homeschooling my 4-year old girl this summer. Our first plan was to enroll her on a private school for two-months summer class. But because we are saving up for her formal schooling in kindergarten this year, we need to cut some expenses.
Then I remember that I won unlimited access to The Printable Homeschool Planner site of Heather Bixler from the contest of Mommy Janice of Roller Coaster Ride. And now is my chance to use it for my eager toddler.
I have no formal training on homeschooling. When I was in college, I used to gather the children in our neighborhood and teach them reading and writing for free. I am not sure if that’s enough training. But I wouldn’t know that I can do it if I didn’t try, right? Bixler is so kind enough to share some tips for starters.
What do I need for homeschooling?
* If possible, read books on educational philosophies. Know the style of homeschooling that I am comfortable.
* Prepare the lessons plans for all the subjects. Researching on the curriculum first is important before buying lesson plans.
* Paper, ink, pencils, water colors and related items are needed. What about math manipulative like rods for a younger grade or e-book reader for older children? Bulk buying of school supplies can save up money.
* Plan which subjects are assigned on a specific day of the week. For work at home parents, a weekly planner is essential but for working parents, job schedule is also a great consideration.
* Meal planning and other chore schedule are most likely be adjusted.
The Printable Homeschool Planner by Bixler is quite a big help for me. You can buy unlimited access by visiting the site.
Forms included in the eBook:
- Art Planner
- Attendance Record
- Book Report Worksheet
- Field Trip Planner
- Project Planner
- Science Experiment Planner
- Scripture Verse Planner
- Student Project Notes
- Thematic Unit Planner
- Lesson Planner
- Daily Planner
- Daily Routines
- Idea Planner
- 8 Subject Lesson Planner
- Lesson Planner by Subject
- Doctor’s Appointment Planner
- Doctor’s Appointment Planner By Month
- Homeschool Expense Record
- Dolch Sight Word Checklist by Grade
- Books to Read List
- Books to Read List
- Literature Unit Planner
- Homeschool Reading Log
- Bible Study Planner
- People in History Profile
- Insect Profile
- Bird Profile
- Healthy Eating Tracker
For parents who are trying homeschooling for the first time, I wish to help you too. I would like to share some downloadable printables. Simply comment below which of the forms above that you need and I will send you the PDF links that are ready for printing. Maximum of two links per person.
The key is organization. I just hope this works out well with my daughter.