How To Create Your Homeschool Binder

by | Jan 6, 2019 | Homeschool 101 | 2 comments

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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 to Create Your Homeschool Binder

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:

Homeschool Binder

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
Homeschool Binder Tabs

SECTION 1: Calendar & Attendance

Homeschool academic calendar
Homeschool attendance sheet

SECTION 2: Weekly Lesson Plans

Homeschool Weekly 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.
Homeschool Binder Curriculum

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).
Homeschool Binder Extracurricular

SECTION 5: Resources

  • Current state homeschool laws
  • Other homeschool resources (ideas, co-op, conventions, etc.)
Homeschool Binder Resources

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,

Shirley Nozawa

Shirley Nozawa

Homeschooling mom of 2

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2 Comments

  1. Diana

    Thanks for this! It was very helpful. I was able to grab tons of ideas during this pandemic especially…God bless you!

    Reply
    • Shirley

      Hi Diana, thank you so much for your comment. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions at all or if there’s a specific resource you are looking for. God bless you too and enjoy your homeschooling journey. 🙂

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