Hi everyone! Did you survive the back to school craze with your sanity intact? So far for us, the first week has been mixed. Liam’s school seems very chaotic right now, as the teachers are busy finishing up final class assignments. Hopefully, they’ll be in their new classes at the end of the day today. On the other hand, our Teen’s start of school has been smooth sailing, and yes, there were sniffles from me on the first day. It’s not everyday your little baby starts high school. (I think I’m still in a little bit of time shock) Yesterday was his first full day of classes, and in typical high-school fashion, he came home with homework. Which ties in perfectly with today’s post.
That’s right, this one comes from one of you lovely readers. You girls (and guys if there are any out there that read this little ole blog of mine) are the best, and being able to not just share printables with you, but to help you get the ones you want/need/have-spent-days-searching-for-but-couldn’t-find-exactly-what-you-were-looking-for, totally makes my day. The timing of this one couldn’t be better either. With the new school year swinging into action, those of you with middle. junior, and high school students know that homework could start getting a little crazy. It’s not just a matter of helping our kids get their homework done, but they need a way to remember what class assigned what and when it is due. I know this craziness well, so when “L” asked me if I could make up a half-size planner for her daughter I jumped right in.
The idea was simple, spread a week out over two pages, so there is plenty of room to write. Find a way to keep track of assignments and due dates, and try to fit in a little room for keep track of upcoming tests, and if possible a spot for a to do list or notes. Add in some fun colors and some pretty fonts, and you’ve got a student planner! I had so much fun working on this one, and then I decided to have even more fun and make two! Here’s the one I call the Girly One!
And here’s the one that I call Boyish.
Like I said above, it’s simple. Each day there is space for jotting down the class, the assignment and the due date. I opted to just do school days, so if anyone wants one with space for the weekend, let me know in the comments and I’ll see what I can do.\
As always, these are here for you to download and enjoy, just simply click the photos. Oh and don’t forget that I’m offering Free Personalization for the Family Homecare Printable (see here) from now until September 30th, 2013. So hop on over and fill out the form if you would like a copy of your own.
I know it’s been a little while since I’ve done a Reader Request post, but stay tuned, because this monthly feature is coming back. (and if I get in enough requests, it might end up being a twice monthly feature)
If you need more options be sure to check out this collection of Free Printable Student Planners.
What is your favorite tip for keeping homework organized? Does your child use a planner?
One thing that we have been focusing on with our middle school boy is a little more independence in his school work. One big help for him has been a new assignment sheet for him (or me) to record the assignments for each subject and day of the week.
Translated, that means he needs a hands-on look at what he is expected to accomplish that week and a handy way to check off his assignments as he progresses without mom constantly hovering over him to make sure everything is done. In short, taking responsibility for his schoolwork and owning up when it isn’t done. (cough) But I’m sure that is only my child, right?
While I realize that a piece of paper doesn’t actually GET the schoolwork done, this has been a good help because he can see page numbers down to how many chapters of a book he is expected to read. At the end of each day (or week depending on his focus), we review what was accomplished and make adjustments as needed for the following days.
And if you are looking for some colorful (and erasable pens) – grab a pack of these (aff link). They are my FAVORITE and well loved in our house!
Each sheet has room to track 11 subjects for five days as well as a space for recording personal goals for the week. Along the top of each sheet there is space to record the week’s date as well.
There are also two clip art styles to choose from – one using rainbow washi tape or a fun rainbow sneaker design. Download one or both, editable or non-editable – your choice!
These print off four to a page if you choose to print double sided (two half-sized on each side). For those of you that would like to save a little time, there is also an editable version for the subject area. When the file is opened, simply type the subject area names in the blue squares and then print.
Fill them out with your new favorite pens (aff link) – and you are ready to go!
Additional Planning Resources for Students
If you’d prefer a larger assignment sheet to use with your children, you can download these Daily Assignment Sheets.
This student planner is one we’ve been using with our older two girls and absolutely LOVE it. Find out more here.
Download the Assignment Sheet for Students
Ready to download and use? Click the file name below and it will open the pdf file for you.
Clip art credit: Rainbow Sneakers from DigitalFunFactory and Rainbow Digital Washi from ClickPaperCo.