Everyone who knows me knows I LOVE journals and planners!! If you remember I even designed my prefect planner a few years back and I made my own homeschool planner last year. While I love planners made up of all the prefect printables, I also love the hardback planners.
Earlier this year one of my friend introduced me to bullet journaling and I LOVE it!! I have been through a few of them since I started and I will say by far my favorite one is the Leuchtturm1917 dotted. I accidentally ordered the lined one for my current one and I love that its pink, but next time I will pay more attention and make sure I get a dotted one.
Anyway, with my love for my bullet journal I decided this years homeschool planner would be a bullet journal!! When I ordered my Leuchtturm1917 for my homeschool planner I did make sure and get the dotted one. I ordered it in black since its for school instead of me personally. Today I am going to walk you through my homeschool bullet journal!!
The first page in my homeschool bullet journal is my year at a glance calendar. I had really mixed emotions on if I wanted a year at a glance calendar or not, but I ended up deciding it would be the best way to start my homeschool bullet journal. I did use Kara’s same layout for my year at a glance calendar as she did in her New Year = New Bullet Journal post. I did make mine run from August until July since its for school and I used a different color for the heading of each month. You will see through out my homeschool bullet journal I have used these same colors for the months.
Next I have a page for each child for their curriculum. A lot of our curriculum we share so I only have to purchase extra workbooks, test books, etc for the other two but because of this I like to have a separate page for each child and they do have separate in some subjects. This layout was one I designed myself just to fit the need I had. I knew I wanted to include the subject, curriculum (which will include any info such as versions), cost, received and plan. Since Alyssa is the oldest when I am calculated cost of new curriculum I put the highest price on her page then when I calculate for Noah and Taylor I just put the cost of the extra I need. Such as Language Arts, I have the student book and teacher book from last year for the levels Noah and Taylor will use this year. But I need a new workbook and test book for each of them, therefore, the cost is just for those two books.
Next I have a two page spread for curriculum shopping. This is a list of what I need for each subject. Sometimes I will need stuff other than just the books so I included those items on this list along with the cost of each item.
Next I have a four page spread for future planning. This is my calendar that has holidays and birthdays listed on it. I will also add in other events that I want to incorporate into our homeschool year on this calendar. As you can see I continued with the color coding in this calendar.
Next I have a two page spread for my goals for the year. I have a section for each child to include what goals I want to work on with each child for the year. I tried to pick something for each subject that they struggle with that I want them to master or greatly improve this next year.
Next I have my attendance calendar for the year. I used Kim’s layout from her Blog and Business Bullet Journal for this calendar. I really like how all ten months fit so well on the one page (I left of June and July since we don’t have school in those months). I am going to shade in the square as we complete school each day and at the end of the month I am going to write the total number of days for that month either beside the month or I am going to make a chart at the bottom of the page for that.
Then I get into the fun part!! My lesson planning!! I like to go through and plan each subject before school starts. Some subjects take a lot more planning on my part than other subjects. I’ll talk more about all of this when I share with you what curriculum we are using for this year.
That is my homeschool bullet journal so far!! Once I am done with all of my lesson planning I will add a page I forget to add before I started my lesson planning (my field trip page) and then I will put together my monthly pages before starting dailies which will include what we do each day as we complete school. I share an update later on to include those pages!! I hope you enjoyed seeing inside of my homeschool bullet journal. If you use a bullet journal for your homeschool I would love to see it!!
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