Homeschool Planners with Rows
A row planner uses a different planning strategy. Rather than entering lesson plans in daily chunks, enter them in weekly or greater chunks.
What are row planners?
I named these planners "row" because the places in which lesson plans are written are shaped more like rows than blocks. Also we can have what I might call split rows and an example of that can be found in the column planners, specifically the 2 Column Planners. The previously written sentence is useless information and if you ever asked me about split row planners, I'd probably say, What? Then you'd say, column planners, then I'd say, okay.
What good is the row shape for lesson planning?
Although there are several ways the row planner can be used, I will list two.
1. Row planners lend themselves easily for use as a daily planner.
2. While the row planner can be used for day by day plans, row planners can be used for grouped plans. What I mean is this:
Instead of writing Monday-Lesson 1,Tuesday-lesson 2, (and so forth). The Grouped Plans will be written like this:
This *week complete Lessons 1-4 and ... .
*week could be something else such as a set of dates or a term length
one of my more odd planners - Donna
Unique row planners that have a 5-month calendar running all around the edge. Impress your homeschool buddies with these fancy planners. They are available in PDF. Each planner has nine rows. - Only from Donna Young
This is an image of the top of the planner. The weekends are gray. The months are noted somewhere along the line of dates. There is a line instead of a worded header. Each file will start with a month and end around 5 months later. The beginning date may or may not be at the first of the month and the very last date may or may not be the last day of the month. Use these for a daily planner, weekly planner, or some other type of time-span planner. All of the files in this style are PDF. The font used is Garamond.
The Files are Named after the Starting Month
2015Jan 2015 through May 2015
Mar 2015 through July 2015
July 2015 through Nov 2015
Aug 2015 through Dec 2015
Oct 2015 through Feb 2016
2016Jan 2016 through May 2016
Mar 2016 through July 2016
July 2016 through Nov 2016
Aug 2016 through Dec 2016
Oct 2016 through Feb 2017
2017Jan 2017 through May 2017
Mar 2017 through July 2017
July 2017 through Nov 2017
Aug 2017 through Dec 2017
Oct 2017 through Feb 2018
The files have been updated for 2016.
More Homeschool Row Planners
The Surrounded by a Calender row planner is not my only row planner, I have more!
Plan List A journal type of planner. This planner has a large square at the top with a list along side the square and the bottom portion of the page has 5 rows for planning the 5 days of the week.
Lesson Plan Timer
The image above shows the header of the timer. This is the DOC file. You should change the message, "A Reminder from Mom can go here or an encouraging word." to something else.
Homeschool Timer [PDF]
Also in XLS
From- High School Forms
The next two row planners are from High School Forms
As you can see it has rows instead of blocks. General chapter readings and lesson/writing assignments could be placed in the rows. In this form, the "week of" indicates that this form is a weekly form.
It does not have in any way indicate a week, but a date can be added to the form. This could be used as a daily assignment sheet or a weekly assignment sheet. It can be used for a more detailed assignment sheet if used as a daily homeschool planner.
The font used on the "Surrounded by a Calendar" row planner is Garamond and should look nice in a planner book that uses files from any of my other planner filler files that use Garamond. Quite a few of them use Garamond. Here is a list:
- A Fragmentary Account (italic Garamond)
- Printable School Calendars with 13-Months
- 13-Month Matrix Green Calendar
- Garamond Collection And High School Forms
- Homeschool Portfolio Lesson Planner (some all-caps in Garamond)