Preschool Homeschool Lesson Planning

homeschool lesson planner, pens, and a coffee mug sitting on a table
“Let your child choose it.  Glue it.  Peruse it.  Review it.”

– Marlene Barron

Our family has always taken the free digital app route when it comes to tracking/calendaring anything we deem important.  So, to find myself looking at physical planners took me back to my days as a high school student.  However, in the interest of supporting a screen-free environment for my children whenever possible, I was excited to pick out a solution that would fit our needs.  When searching for a solution for homeschool lesson planning and record keeping, there were a few specifics I had in mind, based off of my very insightful experiences trying out different teaching documentation templates:
  • home for all planning and documentation needs, except for our nature journaling/mapping
  • separate space for monthly planning by subject area
  • its own space for weekly planning by subject area
  • weekly planning space for at least 7 subject areas
  • a separate space for documenting observations
  • a separate space for documenting goals for myself weekly or monthly
  • a place to store papers or pamphlets acquired while out on excursions
  • separate area for storing my Montessori scope and sequence
Also helpful, but not required:
  • already dated for 2018
  • a space for meal planning, separate from practical life activities
  • somewhere to jot down a quick list
I was excited to find this Erin Condren teacher planner, so I wanted to share it with you all.  It’s a bit on the pricier side of what I found when researching homeschool lesson planning and record keeping tools for teachers, but I was fortunate to have a discount code that helped offset the cost.  Also, I figured I have used enough free digital apps in the last ten years or so to justify the extra splurge on something I know has EVERYTHING on our list of needs and wants for the year, plus some extras.  Below are a few shots I took when unboxing.
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inside cover of homeschool lesson planner
You’ll notice a space for notes using a wet erase pen on the inside front and back cover.  There’s also a snap-in ruler, and I was able to add on a snap-in meal planner, as well as a snap-in bullet list.
weekly view of teacher planner
It is already dated for the 2018-2019 academic calendar year and there’s enough space for weekly documentation of 6, or an optional 7 subject areas.
stickers included in teacher planner
Included with the purchase are a couple pages of stickers for lists, reminders, etc.

back inside cover of teacher planner
The back includes transparent sheets, a double-sided folder, and another wet erase section.
That is just a taste of what you get from this planner.  If you’re still in the market for a planner or any planning accessories, I highly recommend this one.  You can customize the cover to suit your design preferences and accessorize the inside to meet your functionality needs.