Because I homeschool, what we do each year is down to me. Whether I plan or not – whether we learn certain concepts or not. To be honest – sometimes it can feel overwhelming.
But, over the last 15 years of homeschooling I have learned one important thing (Hopefully that’s not the only thing I’ve learned!) – – I absolutely have to make a plan! If we don’t – we are sunk!
Yes, it takes time.
No, homeschool planning is not easy… But I’ve tried to pull out all the fluff and get down to exactly what I need to succeed in my homeschool planning.
I guess you could call it the “Homeschool Planning – Lite Version.” In any case, I’ve ditched everything that I didn’t absolutely need to have to make my solid plan and to my pleasant surprise, it seems to work well!
In this video, I’m going to share with you my process for making my yearly calendar overview, my BIG yearly goals all the way down to my weekly plans. It’s pretty simple, but one thing I found that makes it easier is using the Sanity Saver Planner pages that we created. They are simple and straightforward as well, and really help you focus on what needs to be accomplished. If you’re interested in grabbing that planner to help you with creating your goals and, of course, ultimately your yearly plan – you can get a few sample pages of the planner here and purchase the full Sanity Saver Homeschool Planner here.
Jamie Gaddy, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D. has been a college education professor for over 17 years. Education has been an integral part of her life in both the classroom and as a principal. Six children later found her dissatisfied with traditional schooling and homeschooling became the better fit. She is also a pastor’s wife, remote project manager, and entrepreneur who now homeschools four of her six children (ages 11-17) in southern Georgia. Jamie loves to share about her homeschool experience and help other homeschoolers find success. Connect with her at [email protected]