Gearing Up For 2019

We wrapped up our 2018 School year in November, we’ll still be working on math on and off between now and forever, because.. math.

In the mean time we’re slowly working on getting things ready for the 2019 school year. Our planners arrived this week, which was very exciting. I put our school name on our planner this year, no idea why I’ve never done it before.

I picked it up in the Plum Paper Black Friday sale which was nice as the Aussie dollar is quite low making purchases for school crazy expensive compared to years gone by.

I made the mistake of not ordering a planner for school year, oh man what a mistake that was! I felt like I was limping all year and scrambling around trying to keep things in order, so I had my order ready to roll as soon as their sale went life. Yeah! We picked the eldest up his annual planner this year too, although both of us went with different school layouts. He has the student layout this year, and this is the Homeschool Layout.

The homeschool layout is exactly the same as the teacher, but there’s a “homeschool” section in the back. Not entirely sure I’ll make use of all of it, but I’m keen to have a play with certain portions of it and see how we can make it work for us.

 I mapped out our terms, I like to break them off with washi tape on the page edges, makes it soo easy to see how many weeks we have left in a term or when our breaks are. It took a bit of faith to deal with that this year because we have no clue when the move will officially happen, but we’re hopeful for June, right smack dap between term 2 & 3. Yep, really.

I like the summery feel of the tape on Term 1; we’ll be starting back in January which is our normal for us. A slow start-up to get us back into the groove after a lovely break. We, or at least I, am excited about new curriculum which i’m anxiously watching the tracking on hoping it makes it to our front door before the annual postal close down on our little island.

Term 2 falls just before the Easter Holidays for us, it seems to be that way every year, but that’s one reason we schedule 10 full weeks per term. It allows us 9 academic weeks with one to spare for sick days, holidays, unexpected emergencies, etc.

We may be slightly insane, but based on the time frame we were given for Mr S’ visa we’re aiming to be stateside again in June. We don’t have full control over that, so we have to be willing to roll with whatever God decides for us, but I officially put the tape for Term 3 in July, giving us 3 weeks off for travel, adjusting, etc. We’ll see what happens. If we haven’t moved our term would still start in July anyway, ha!

Dos that washi not make you think of all-sorts? I swear it’s all I can think of after I cut it down to fit. Ahh, anyway Term 4 will run October and end in December, a pinch later than we normally roll, but if we’re stateside we’ll be taking some time off in there for holidays, and the kids are hoping for a snow day or two. Ha, time will tell on that. This Mamma is just praying our bodies don’t become stressed out fighting of lots of germs we may not have been exposed to in the past 12 years.

Now, to get the curriculum in hand so we can plan a few things out! I’ll share what our plans for 2019 are in another post.

2019 Daily Planner

2019 Daily Planner is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hi everyone! Honestly I can’t believe 2018 is almost over, this year flew by in a whirlwind of crazy for us! But 2019 is quickly approaching, and so I thought I’d better release the 2019 Daily Planner!

Even though I’m a homeschooler, I’m also a work-at-home mama, and then we have all of our personal commitments so I really wanted a planner that I could use for everything. This annual daily planner runs from January 2019 – December 2019.

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NOTE: THIS PLANNER RUNS January 2019 -December 2019

In past years I’ve used a separate blog planner to keep track of work stuff, but I was also carrying around a planner for our daily activities, my iPhone to help remind me of things, and sticky notes to remind myself of things to pick up or to do. Obviously with a family of 6 that just isn’t working very well.

So I created my own weekly planner that has spots for everything, so I can hopefully track it all in one place! I’ll show you how I intend to use the planner below, but I’ve left most of the spots blank so that you can customize it to fit your needs too.

The planner comes with a 2019 yearly overview, along with a monthly overview spread, followed by weekly planning pages for each month.

 

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–> Click here to get the 2019 Daily Planner! <–

Included in this planner:

  • This planner runs from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.
  • This download has 156 pages or 78 pages if you print double sided.
  • Year at a Glance
  • To-Do Lists
  • Bills & Payments
  • Contacts
  • Weekly Meal Planner
  • Grocery Lists
  • Monthly planning pages
  • Weekly planning pages
  • Notes
  • Printable sticker sheets to help label your planner!
  • Extra Information: Social Media, Pinterest Ideas, Recipe Ideas, Websites, etc.

 

Here’s a close-up of a weekly spread. The far left side has sections to write in things to purchase, a cleaning schedule, errands to run, and people to call for that week. There is a to-do list at the top of each day as well.

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Then I left the other headers blank so you can write in your own. You might choose to separate them out by category, for example family and work like I’m doing. Or you can use them more like time slots during the day like morning/afternoon/evening, or whatever works for your family. It’s totally up to you!

There’s also a small section for meal planning at the bottom of the planner as well where you can jot down ideas for the week to help with creating your shopping list.

I’ve also included a notes section at the bottom of each page for extra notes if needed.
Below is a sample of how I’ll be using the planner and filling in my information for the week.

Please note that this is NOT a replacement for our homeschool lesson planner. There is simply too much information in my lesson plans, especially with four children, to be able to squeeze that into a regular planner. So for now that is kept separate. However I will add things I need to purchase for our homeschool week, or library books that need to get picked up, etc. on this planner so that I can get them while we’re out.

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The planner also comes with extra pages in the back to help you organize your life even more! They include:

  • Contacts
  • Bills
  • Grocery List
  • Weekly Meal Planning pages
  • Extra Information (Websites/inspiration, recipe ideas, Pinterest ideas, social media info)
  • Notes

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BONUS FREE STICKER SHEETS!

After using my planner, I decided that I would like to have some pre-printed sticker labels for things that I knew I would be doing regularly! So I went ahead and added them in for you too! I also included blank sheets that you can customize as well.

To use: Simply print the sticker sheets on full sheet label paper, then cut and use as desired in your planner!

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Printing Suggestions:

I print my planner pages double-sided on light weight cardstock or heavier weight paper so that the ink doesn’t bleed through. I also highly suggest getting your planner spiral bound at your local office supply store as well. It’s usually only a few dollars, but makes using your planner much easier! Of course you can always punch holes, and stick your pages in a 3-ring binder too! Whatever works best for your needs.

If your printer has a double sided printing feature you can use that. If not you can print the ODD pages first, then flip your paper over and printed the EVEN sides so it comes out double sided.

You may also wish to print extra of the sticker sheets and extra pages like notes, grocery lists, etc..

 

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I also like to use the Pilot FriXion Erasable Gel Pens.  I have to say that these  things are so cool! The ink literally and completely erases from the page! The only thing to be careful of is that the eraser can also erase the lines on your planner depending on the ink you use, so I just try to be careful around those areas :o)

I  hope this planner fits your needs, and makes keeping your life organized a little bit easier and more colorful!

–> Click here to get the 2019 Daily Planner here! <–

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Please NOTE:This planner is a digital download product. You will NOT receive a printed planner via mail.
Happy Planning!

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2018-2019 Weekly Blog Planner

2018-2019 Weekly Blog Planner is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Looking for a colorful and detailed blog planner? Look no further, I just released the2018-2019 Weekly Blog Planner!

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Click here to get the 2018-2019 Weekly Blog Planner!

Details: This planner is a downloadable PDF file and has 144 full color pages. The pages aren’t dated, so you can write in the dates for each week. This planner runs August 2018 – July 2019.

The Insides:

Each month has statistic sheets as well as a weekly view layout where you can list all of your blog posts. If you print double sided like I suggest, you’ll end up with your weekly calendar on one side and the notes and other information for that week on the opposing side.
It includes weekly Statistics, websites and inspiration, post ideas and notes, tweets, pinterest pins, and additional notes.

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NEW this year are blog series ideas/tracking, general blog information including host domains, URLS, etc. And a yearly blog grid for any larger projects you may need to keep track of!
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Also NEW this year is a blog series tracking section where you can keep track of blog hops, and other series you may run on your site.
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as well as some financial/accounting information to help keep track of expenses and income. And pages at the back for general brainstorming and note taking. I like to use this area to list projects, posts, and video ideas for next year.
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I have included a statistics and analytics tracking page to help keep track of all of your social media statistics, as well as blog post ideas for general brainstorming.
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There is also a year at a glance page along with giveaway and review tracking pages.
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It also includes pages to help keep track of your sponsors, advertising and affiliates.
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How to print and assemble:
After downloading, I suggest printing the planner double sided. If your printer doesn’t have that capability you can also print the planner double-sided by printing all of the odd pages starting with page 1. Then flip the printed pages and print the even pages on the backs.

I print on a light weight cardstock or nicer quality copy paper just to give the planner a little more durability. It also keeps the ink from bleeding through when writing on both sides.

Next take the printed sheets to your Office Supply store and have them spiral bind it. I spent about $4.50 for the coil and a clear front cover for my planner. This just makes it more durable and holds it together beautifully!

Click here to get the 2018-2019 Weekly Blog Planner!

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I hope you enjoy this planner, as always feel free to send improvements and suggestions to me via email. I can’t promise I’ll be able to attend to all requests, but if it is something that would be useful to most bloggers I will do my best to update the planner!
Happy Blogging!

NOTE: This is a downloadable PDF product. You will not receive a hard copy via mail.

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2018-2019 Year at a Glance Calendar Printable

2018-2019 Year at a Glance Calendar Printable is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hi everyone! I’ve had a TON of requests for the 2018-2019 year at a glance calendar page that comes with my dated planners.

Normally I don’t offer that page as a stand-a-lone but since I’ve had so many requests I decided to go ahead and make one for you guys.

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I added some fun features to it so you can plan out your overall homeschool year, they include:

  • Start and End dates
  • Semester and Quarters
  • Holidays and Vacations
  • Field Trips

 

I also use a highlight to mark the dates as well so it’s easy for me to see them on the calendar. And yes, I use the same color highlighter as the topic boxes on the form as well just to make things simple Smile

 

Download the 2018-2019 Year at a Glance Pages below:

 

I hope these calendars help you in your planning!

Happy Homeschooling Smile

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2018-2019 Monthly Blog Planner

2018-2019 Monthly Blog Planner is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hi fellow bloggers! Are you looking for a fun and detailed monthly blog planner?

Look no further, I just released my 2081-2019 Monthly Blog Planner! YAY!

So if you’re ready to get going for the upcoming year make sure to grab your planner now!

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Click here to get the 2018-2019 Monthly Blog Planner!

Details: This planner is a downloadable PDF file and has 48 full color pages. The pages aren’t dated, so you can write in the dates for each week. This planner runs August 2018 – July 2019.

MONTHLY Blog Planner Insides Include:

Each month has statistic sheets as well as a monthly view layout where you can list all of your blog posts. If you print double sided like I suggest, you’ll end up with your monthly calendar on one side and the notes and other information for that month on the opposing side.

It includes Monthly Statistics, websites and inspiration, post ideas and notes, tweets, pinterest pins, and additional notes.
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NEW this year are blog series ideas/tracking, general blog information including host domains, URLs, etc. And a yearly blog grid for any larger projects you may need to keep track of!
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Also NEW this year is a blog series tracking section where you can keep track of blog hops, and other series you may run on your site.
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It also includes financial/accounting information to help keep track of expenses and income. And pages at the back for general brainstorming and note taking. I like to use this area to list projects, posts, and video ideas for the year.
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I have included a statistics and analytics tracking page as well as blog post ideas.

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There is also a year at a glance page along a page to organize any giveaways and reviews you may be doing.
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It also includes pages to help keep track of your sponsors, advertisers and affiliates.
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How to print and assemble:

After downloading, I suggest printing the planner double sided. If your printer doesn’t have that capability you can also print the planner double-sided by printing all of the odd pages starting with page 1. Then flip the printed pages and print the even pages on the backs.

I print on a light weight cardstock or nicer quality copy paper just to give the planner a little more durability. It also keeps the ink from bleeding through when writing on both sides.

Next take the printed sheets to your Office Supply store and have them spiral bind it. I spent about $4.50 for the coil and a clear front cover for my planner. This just makes it more durable and holds it together beautifully!

Click here to get the 2018-2019 Monthly Blog Planner!

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NOTE: This is a downloadable product. You will not be mailed a hard copy of this planner.

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2018-2019 Student Planner (B/W)

2018-2019 Student Planner (B/W) is a post from Confessions of a Homeschooler. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Erica on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! Also be sure to stop by her Community to join the discussion or her Store to see her latest items!

Hi friends! Looking for a black and white student planner? Look no further! I have the 2018-2019 B/W Student Planner just for you! This planner is specifically designed for students to help keep track of class schedules, exams, projects, assignments, grades, reading, and activities that you might need! And since it’s black/white, it’s saves money on ink too!

 

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–>> Get the 2018-2019 B/W Student Planner here!

NOTE: This planner is a download and print type planner, it is not editable via computer at this time, sorry!

What’s included?

NOTE: This planner is a PDF download. It is DATED for the 2018-2019 school year and is a full 8×10 sheet portrait layout planner with 172 pages.

  • Planner runs from July 2018 – July 2019 and is pre-dated
  • Days run Monday-Sunday
  • 2018-2019 year-at-a-glance pages
  • Monthly overview pages
  • Weekly planning pages
  • Weekly Overview pages
  • Class Schedule
  • Contacts
  • Activity tracker
  • Notes pages
  • Reading Logs
  • Assignment logs
  • Project planning pages
  • Annual grade tracking pages
  • Daily grade tracking pages
  • Attendance tracking

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I’ve also added in a weekly overview page for each week. Students can keep track of assignments, exams, reading, as well as basic calendar activities!

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There are also grade tracking, attendance tracking, and reading logs and a 2018-2019 year-at-a-glance page.

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I’ve also included student specific pages such as class schedules, project planners, and assignment and exam tracking pages.   I’ve also included contact pages to keep track of all of your friends as well as an extra curricular activity tracker so you can keep track of where you need to be!

There are also plenty of “to-do” lists and inspiration pages to keep track of things your ideas!

 

This planner is available right now!

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Printing Tips: I suggest printing the planner double sided. Then I take mine to a local office supply store and had it spiral bound. It cost approximately $5.00 for the spiral, plastic cover, and backing. I also suggest printing it on a light weight cardstock or higher quality copy paper for durability and to prevent ink bleeding through the pages. If your printer doesn’t have double sided printing, you can simply print all of the odd pages, then flip and print the even pages on the back side. Just make sure you’re pages are set up in the right order to print the correct pages on the backsides.

Suggestions for use: I get some colorful pens, I like Frixion erasable pens, and start planning! The dates are already dated along the top of each page, all you have to do is fill in your assignments! You might even wish to use different colored pens for each subject to help keep things organized and easy to read.   Hope you enjoy this planner!

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