The kids are finishing up curriculum and January is typically when we evaluate our successes and whether we need a change.
We tend to follow a calendar year rather than a fiscal or traditional school year.
I realize that my teen needs some direction for time management and must learn to keep a time budget for herself so she can stay on track with her school assignments and not get further behind.
I have some great planning printables on my Pinterest board, but I realize that some of them aren’t exactly what we need.
There are some great calendars and planners for sale all over the Internet but they’re not exactly what we need either and I’ve been so disappointed when I’ve purchased them in the past and they didn’t work well for us.
We made our own student planner.
Here’s what we found and put together for the perfect planner.
A pretty cover.
We love this neato zebra cover page that’s just perfect (she has oodles to choose from).
Since I’m raising servant leaders, we need goals. I love these free printable goal-planning pages.
I plan to take some time after our holiday to discuss goals with my kids. She can have these planning pages to refer to throughout the year and make sure she stays on track. I think this would be a great motivational tool so she will complete her work.
I love the colors for these monthly calendar pages!
And I printed some pretty weekly planning pages to help Liz keep track of her school and extracurricular schedule. I saved them ages ago and have no idea where I got them.
I designed some weekly assignment planning pages of our own. There are some really beautiful pages out there, but I need simple, lots of room to write in assignments, checklists, and no bells or whistles to distract. Download our simple student pages below.
As we complete her planner and get all the pages printed for the rest of the year, I will comb bind it and help her fill it out and coach her to keep track every day.
What I’m not including:
- cutesy journal pages
- artsy freestyle pages
- Bible study journals
I saw oodles of these pretty pages to print, but I just know it would end in disaster if I included these in this planner. They would distract the girls and take the focus off time management. They would waste lots of time playing with filling in the blanks and doodling rather than completing and checking off appointments and assignments.
I have an art journal and a great Bible study for teen girls as part of regular homeschool work.
I pray that this pretty new planner will help Liz with time management this year!
I also like this blog planner for me.
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