Do you wish for a simple way to keep yourself on track when shopping for next year’s homeschooling stuff? While this freebie is also found on our Free Homeschooling Planning Guides webpage, I also wanted to highlight it here in an extra little post for you because it is super-helpful! (You can download it at the bottom of this page too!)
This booklet has charts and spaces for YOU to plan what YOU want to include but what is different about this guide is that it lists many of the possibilities and sub-topics for you! This means you can simply circle or take a crayon to highlight the topics YOU want to do! You don’t have to come up with the categories yourself or take a lot of time writing out things. Instead, your time can be put into thinking, day-dreaming, and planning what items you might need in order to accomplish your choices…
Do you need some manipulatives? Some science supplies? Art supplies? Storybooks on a particular theme? This is super-planning because you’re not just putting down a list saying,” Um, I’ll need a science curriculum for each kid at these grade levels and I’ll figure out what topics it will teach sometime over the summer and then make a mad dash to get all of the supplies.” Instead, you might be saying to yourself, “If we’re studying light next year, I’ll look for a prism at the convention. Maybe I’ll find some stickers on the other topics we’ll be studying too.”
We used to have these booklets put into goodie bags at conferences/conventions years ago (when goodie bags were still popular). It was updated recently but essentially, it is also the SAME booklet that I have liked to use for our own family for a number of years.
You can print it off, one per student, or do what I do which is to use one copy of it each year of homeschooling for my entire family. Either way works!
This is a great shopping list planner booklet to take along to a conference/convention or use at home when you do your shopping online for next year’s resources!
So, grab your favourite pen and a clipboard and curl up on the sofa or take it outside to plan while your kids read or play in the yard! 🙂
Click here or below to download it! 🙂