HOMESCHOOL BINDER CAN HELP CONTAIN THE CHAOS
I created a homeschool binder for the purpose of keeping everything homeschool related in one place.
Instead of papers here and there, I file them all in one binder.
This binder is for more the parents and not the students.
HOW I CREATED MY HOMESCHOOL BINDER
You will need:
- A binder (1 in. works for me)
- One set of dividers (5 tabs)
- Pen or marker to write on the tabs
BINDER COVER & SPINE
You can download and print these:
LABEL YOUR TABS
You can label them any way you like. My binder is labeled like this:
- Section 1: Calendar & Attendance
- Section 2: Weekly Lesson Plan
- Section 3: Curriculum
- Section 4: Extracurricular
- Section 5: Resources
SECTION 1: Calendar & Attendance
- 2020/2021 Academic Calendar (Print)
- I go through and highlight the days we will be homeschooling.
- This gives me a big picture of our school year.
- Daily attendance record sheet (Print)
- I put an “X” for weekends and holidays.
- I check mark the days we have homeschool.
SECTION 2: Weekly Lesson Plans
- Weekly Lesson Plan Template (Print)
- Once a week I sit down and plan out our weekly homeschool lesson plan.
SECTION 3: Curriculum
- Every quarter (September, January, April, July), I will go through and assess our curriculum.
- I go through each subject and pick out the textbooks, workbooks, and/or activities.
- I just typed this up in Word or you can simply write it down on a piece of paper and put it in the binder.
- It’s a simple curriculum at this point since we don’t plan to “hit the books” until they are around 7 or 8. But, I still like to have a framework to work off of.
SECTION 4: Extracurricular
- Any music, sports, or arts info. go here.
- Documents for any children church-related activities go here too (if you do scouts, those documents can go here too if you wish).
SECTION 5: Resources
- Current state homeschool laws
- Other homeschool resources (ideas, co-op, conventions, etc.)
THAT’S A WRAP
That’s it. This is how I put together my homeschool binder.
It’s simple to start out with. Everything is in one place so it’s organized and you can access them quickly.
As the kids get older, I may need a bigger binder and make a few changes but for now this works.
I know that not everyone will do their homeschool binder this way. Some like to create sections for each subject.
Do you have a homeschool binder? If so, how do you section your tabs?
Let me know in the comment section down below! I’m curious!
Until next time,