April Homeschooling Printables
It’s time to print your free homeschooling printables!
We’ve created a set of helpful homeschool printables that will be perfect in your homeschool room or using with your Sanity Saver Homeschool Planner. Make sure to check back each month to download your monthly printable calendar or online journaling page.
Free Monthly Printable Calendar
We’ve designed this month’s free monthly calendar with an inspiring quote that doubles as a bookmark. This multi-purpose monthly calendar is easy to download and print. If you want to use the bookmark simply cut it off! All pages coordinate with the other monthly printables that you’ll find at Homeschool.com.
Free Journaling Printable Page
Do you enjoy journaling? Do you use it to get your student’s writing? Then you’ll love our monthly series of printables. Don’t forget these pages match our Free Copy Work eBook pages as well and they make a perfect pair in your homeschool! We’ve really enjoyed making these beautiful homeschool printable pages! We enjoy using them in our own homeschool, and are so happy we could share them with you. We suggest that you print out 29 copies using the front/back of the paper (that’s only 15 sheets) and then binding them together with something fun. For the older kids, we’ve chosen to print these pages smaller and when we go to print we simply choose 2 on a page. This makes it print with two copies of the journal on each face of the paper. Then we have some fun…we’ve punched a few holes along the edge and ran ribbon through and knotted them. We’ve also just stapled at the top, or you can simply put them in a 3 clip paper binder. We’ve also made beautiful monthly journals by coloring a cover page for the month and then binding them all together. Whichever method you choose to create your journal we’re sure it will be amazing!
Ideas to Try With Bullet Journaling
- Month. Bullet journals are created by month. You could create a few months at once, but they are meant to focus on one month at a time. This monthly approach allows for journalers to reassess how their spreads worked during the month and whether they want to add any particular pages or even eliminate a spread.
- Index. A journal index is the Table of Contents. Here, you will list all your spreads in the order that they appear in your journal, in addition to the pages on which they fall. This index will help you easily locate a specific spread, especially if you have included numerous collections in your bullet journal. The index is the skeletal support for the journal itself, considering a bullet journal revolves around organization and collections. An index journal is a must-have for homeschoolers and bullet journaling is a great solution!
- Collections/Spreads. Whether you refer to them as spreads or collections, these are the pages that comprise the body of your content in your journal. Each spread is a different topic. For example, your “Weekly Calendar” will be one spread, while your “Fitness Goals” will be another. A spread can occupy more than one page, and they are differentiated by title art, as well as their page number in the Index.
- Rapid-logging. Rapid-logging is all about helping with shorthand and notation. There are two aspects of rapid-logging: bullet points and signifiers. The bullet point form is the basis for the name “bullet journal”! There are three types of bullet points: a dot for tasks, an open circle (O) for events, and a dash for notes. These points can be updated as they are completed, or migrated to the next month as needed. As for signifiers, they add extra context to bullet points. For example, an asterisk could refer to a priority task, an “!” could mean an inspirational idea, or a “$” could refer to a monetary need. There are many other signifiers, you may just want to look more into bullet journaling for further information.
- Migration. At the end of each month, journalers are encouraged to “migrate” their spreads over to the new month. The process of migration requires evaluating how well the spreads functioned, how helpful they were, and possibly whether they would be more effective in a different way. It’s also common to add new spreads as you like, or even not carry certain ones over if they were not beneficial. Finally, migration is especially helpful for carrying over tasks and checklists still in-the-works from the month.
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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]