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December 2018 Personal Planner – FREE Printable

It finally feels like life is settling down here. 

There are still presents to buy and wrap, Christmas parties to attend, a service project, and a swim meet, but so much fun to be had! However, the tree is up, decorations are spread around the house, and it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.

We’ll be giving ourselves a bit of a break during the month of December, hopefully about three weeks. A time to rest, recoup, and relax and truly enjoy the Christmas season. My idea of relaxing involves watching Hallmark Christmas movies, lots of hot tea, and books surrounding me.

If you’d like to lay out your upcoming month along with me, I have a free download of my December 2018 Personal Planner Pages – try them out this month and see how they work for you.  If you like them, grab the 2019/2020 Yearly Planner and get a jump on planning the next few months. 

A Peek Inside My Planner

If you’d like to take a look at how I’ve set up my yearly planner, I’ve explained it more in this post here, as well as given links to my favorite pens (the convenience of pencils, but erasable ink!).

Take a video tour here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0XDM7yu9BA&t=31s

 

December 2018 Personal Planner Pages

You can download the December 2018 Personal Planner Pages by clicking the green download button below. There are 14 pages included as a part of the download: the month at a glance and then weekly planning pages as well and also starts into January. 

By the way, if you like using pen, but are prone to making mistakes (like me), GO BUY YOURSELF A SET OF THESE PENS (referral link). They are not only pretty, but they are erasable! And don’t ask how many sets I have, ok? 

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Please note: the left facing page for the weekly layout is a little different in the free monthly download. Lots of great planning space, but the full planner includes a few different options for that page – just a little bonus for those who purchase the 2019/2020 Yearly Planner.

Don’t miss my student planner and weekly homeschool planner – available as well!

 

Purchase the Yearly Planner

 

Love the planner layout and want to start planning out the rest of your year now? 

Purchase the 2019/2020 Yearly Planner for $4.99!

The calendar includes month-at-a-glance pages and dated weekly pages through December 2020. There is also a link to bonus pages and additional covers for the planner.

Be sure to check out our undated student planner and weekly homeschool planner (with editable pages) now available as well!

 

Don’t Miss The Daily To-Do List

Daily to do list free printable

 
My Daily To-Do List is pretty basic, but hopefully it will work for you too. There is an area to make a list of things to accomplish, household goals, appointment, meals for the day, and even a space to record exercise and water intake. Each page in the document is identical so you can print them off, cut the page in half, and have two lists. If you print them front to back, you’ll have four to-do lists and save a little paper.

Hope you all have a wonderful month!! I’d love to hear your plans!

 

November 2018 Personal Planner – FREE Printable

November is promising to be a FULL month: two birthdays, a LEGO competition, two weekend swim meets, a week-long musical, family visiting from out of town, and Thanksgiving.  Phew! And then we move into all the Christmas planning. I’m partially not wanting to even think about it all…it’s a bit overwhelming, quite honestly.

Our household projects – well, no progress! We finally settled on a paint color but haven’t had the time to work on it yet. The original color ended up being completely different than we thought it would be. 

It will get done, but there are so many other things to do in the mean time…so it sits and waits.

Needless to say, my brain needs a little help staying organized and on top of things!

If you’d like to lay out your upcoming month along with me, I have a free download of my November 2018 Personal Planner Pages – try them out this month and see how they work for you.  If you like them, grab the 2019/2020 Yearly Planner and get a jump on planning the next few months. 

A Peek Inside My Planner

If you’d like to take a look at how I’ve set up my yearly planner, I’ve explained it more in this post here, as well as given links to my favorite pens (the convenience of pencils, but erasable ink!).

Take a video tour here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0XDM7yu9BA&t=31s

 

November 2018 Personal Planner Pages

You can download the November 2018 Personal Planner Pages by clicking the green download button below. There are 12 pages included as a part of the download: the month at a glance and then weekly planning pages as well and also starts into November. 

By the way, if you like using pen, but are prone to making mistakes (like me), GO BUY YOURSELF A SET OF THESE PENS (referral link). They are not only pretty, but they are erasable! And don’t ask how many sets I have, ok? 

Download button

Please note: the left facing page for the weekly layout is a little different in the free monthly download. Lots of great planning space, but the full planner includes a few different options for that page – just a little bonus for those who purchase the 2019/2020 Yearly Planner.

Don’t miss my student planner and weekly homeschool planner – available as well!

 

Purchase the Yearly Planner

 

Love the planner layout and want to start planning out the rest of your year now? 

Purchase the 2019/2020 Yearly Planner for $4.99!

The calendar includes month-at-a-glance pages and dated weekly pages through December 2020. There is also a link to bonus pages and additional covers for the planner.

Be sure to check out our undated student planner and weekly homeschool planner (with editable pages) now available as well!

 

Don’t Miss The Daily To-Do List

Daily to do list free printable

 
My Daily To-Do List is pretty basic, but hopefully it will work for you too. There is an area to make a list of things to accomplish, household goals, appointment, meals for the day, and even a space to record exercise and water intake. Each page in the document is identical so you can print them off, cut the page in half, and have two lists. If you print them front to back, you’ll have four to-do lists and save a little paper.

Hope you all have a wonderful month!! I’d love to hear your plans!

 

October 2019 Personal Planner – FREE Printable

We just returned from a weekend camping trip and I so wish it could have been a little longer. The weather was amazingly gorgeous (there has been SO MUCH RAIN this summer) and we really couldn’t have asked for a better weekend. And honestly, it was a much needed time together as a family. 

Our household projects – well, they are moving a little slowly! We have plans to repaint the schoolroom, but the green paint requires a layer of primer first and below is literally how far we’ve gotten since we’ve had a lot of other stuff going on. 

It will get done, but there are so many other things to do in the mean time…so it sits and waits.

Swim season is back in full swing and McKenna’s musical practices are keeping us busy on weekends as well. At the rate we’re going, life looks to be opening up in January. 

If you’d like to lay out your upcoming month along with me, I have a free download of my October 2018 Personal Planner Pages – try them out this month and see how they work for you.  If you like them, grab the 2019/2020 Yearly Planner and get a jump on planning the next few months. 

A Peek Inside My Planner

If you’d like to take a look at how I’ve set up my yearly planner, I’ve explained it more in this post here, as well as given links to my favorite pens (the convenience of pencils, but erasable ink!).

Take a video tour here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0XDM7yu9BA&t=31s

 

October 2018 Personal Planner Pages

You can download the October 2018 Personal Planner Pages by clicking the green download button below. There are 12 pages included as a part of the download: the month at a glance and then weekly planning pages as well and also starts into November. 

By the way, if you like using pen, but are prone to making mistakes (like me), GO BUY YOURSELF A SET OF THESE PENS (referral link). They are not only pretty, but they are erasable! And don’t ask how many sets I have, ok? 

Download button

Please note: the left facing page for the weekly layout is a little different in the free monthly download. Lots of great planning space, but the full planner includes a few different options for that page – just a little bonus for those who purchase the 2019/2020 Yearly Planner.

Don’t miss my student planner and weekly homeschool planner – available as well!

 

Purchase the Yearly Planner

 

Love the planner layout and want to start planning out the rest of your year now? 

Purchase the 2019/2020 Yearly Planner for $4.99!

The calendar includes month-at-a-glance pages and dated weekly pages through December 2020. There is also a link to bonus pages and additional covers for the planner.

Be sure to check out our undated student planner and weekly homeschool planner (with editable pages) now available as well!

 

Don’t Miss The Daily To-Do List

Daily to do list free printable

 
My Daily To-Do List is pretty basic, but hopefully it will work for you too. There is an area to make a list of things to accomplish, household goals, appointment, meals for the day, and even a space to record exercise and water intake. Each page in the document is identical so you can print them off, cut the page in half, and have two lists. If you print them front to back, you’ll have four to-do lists and save a little paper.

Hope you all have a wonderful month!! I’d love to hear your plans!

 

September 2018 Planning Pages – FREE Printable

We’re two weeks into our school year and finally I’m feeling like I can breathe a little bit. Not everything was done and in “ready” mode when we started, but we eased in and kept moving. 

There are projects and updates that need to be both completed and started around the house. After eight years of living in a house with four kids, the wear is starting to show. 

Trim needs to be touched up and repainted. Walls have dings that need to be patched and then be repainted. Our laundry room is getting an overhaul and finally some cabinets. No huge projects, but little things that require some time and patience. 

For some reason I felt painting the schoolroom in the midst of trying to reorganize everything was a good idea. During that process, I managed to pull off some of the drywall thanks to some adhesive wall maps we had – so we had to add a little time to the overall project. 

I’m hoping to go with a pale blue color and lighten up the overall area. I have loved the green color but am ready for a little change. 

Meanwhile, swim practices start up the day after Labor Day and McKenna’s musical is now practicing twice a week since she has a lead. The calendar is quickly filling up and we still want to squeeze in some camping time before it gets too cold. 

If you’d like to lay out your upcoming month along with me, I have a free download of my September 2018 Personal Planner Pages – try them out this month and see how they work for you.  If you like them, grab the 2019/2020 Yearly Planner and get a jump on planning the next few months. 

A Peek Inside My Planner

If you’d like to take a look at how I’ve set up my yearly planner, I’ve explained it more in this post here, as well as given links to my favorite pens (the convenience of pencils, but erasable ink!).

Take a video tour here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0XDM7yu9BA&t=31s

 

September 2018 Personal Planner Pages

You can download the September 2018 Personal Planner Pages by clicking the green download button below. There are 12 pages included as a part of the download: the month at a glance and then weekly planning pages as well and also starts into October. 

By the way, if you like using pen, but are prone to making mistakes (like me), GO BUY YOURSELF A SET OF THESE PENS (referral link). They are not only pretty, but they are erasable! And don’t ask how many sets I have, ok? 

Download button

Please note: the left facing page for the weekly layout is a little different in the free monthly download. Lots of great planning space, but the full planner includes a few different options for that page – just a little bonus for those who purchase the 2019/2020 Yearly Planner.

Don’t miss my student planner and weekly homeschool planner – available as well!

 

Purchase the Yearly Planner

 

Love the planner layout and want to start planning out the rest of your year now? 

Purchase the 2019/2020 Yearly Planner for $4.99!

The calendar includes month-at-a-glance pages and dated weekly pages through December 2020. There is also a link to bonus pages and additional covers for the planner.

Be sure to check out our undated student planner and weekly homeschool planner (with editable pages) now available as well!

 

Don’t Miss The Daily To-Do List

Daily to do list free printable

 
My Daily To-Do List is pretty basic, but hopefully it will work for you too. There is an area to make a list of things to accomplish, household goals, appointment, meals for the day, and even a space to record exercise and water intake. Each page in the document is identical so you can print them off, cut the page in half, and have two lists. If you print them front to back, you’ll have four to-do lists and save a little paper.

Hope you all have a wonderful month!! I’d love to hear your plans!

 

August 2018 Planning Pages for Mom – Free Printable

Confession: last month resulted in little homeschool planning until the last two days of the month. 😳 Yeah. Can we just say a little out of my comfort zone!

Needless to say, that means there’s a lot that needs to happen in the next few weeks. On the one hand, I’m a wee bit panicky, but on the other hand – well, we’re moving into our thirteenth year of homeschooling and I feel a bit more relaxed on that front, especially since we usually ease into our school year. 

Mentally I’m ready for a bit of a winding down now that our swim season is over. The girls are still going back and forth to work, but it’s much more manageable and now we can sit and relax some too. 

If you’d like to lay out your upcoming month along with me, I have a free download of my August 2018 Personal Planner Pages – try them out this month and see how they work for you.  

A Peek Inside My Planner

If you’d like to take a look at how I’ve set up my yearly planner, I’ve explained it more in this post here, as well as given links to my favorite binder and colorful tabs (because pretty makes life fun too, right?).

Yearly Planner example from Homeschool Creations-5

This year I’ve done a little something different and pulled my planner out of the binder and had it spiral bound at Staples. It has worked wonderfully and I love it this way!!

August 2018 Personal Planner Pages

You can download the August 2018 Personal Planner Pages by clicking the green download button below. There are 14 pages included as a part of the download: the month at a glance and then weekly planning pages as well and also starts into September and finish up July. 

Download button

Don’t miss my student planner and weekly homeschool planner – available as well!

 

Purchase the Yearly Planner

 

Otherwise, if you like the layout and want to start planning out the rest of your year now, purchase the full Yearly Planner for $4.99. The calendar includes month-at-a-glance pages and dated weekly pages through December 2018. There is also a link to bonus pages and additional covers for the planner. 

BIG BONUS!! The 2019/2020 Yearly Planner is coming very soon. If you purchase the current planner now, you will receive a coupon (located on the last page of the planner) to grab the updated planner as soon as it releases.

Be sure to check out our undated student planner and weekly homeschool planner (with editable pages) now available as well!

 

Don’t Miss The Daily To-Do List

Daily to do list free printable

 
My Daily To-Do List is pretty basic, but hopefully it will work for you too. There is an area to make a list of things to accomplish, household goals, appointment, meals for the day, and even a space to record exercise and water intake. Each page in the document is identical so you can print them off, cut the page in half, and have two lists. If you print them front to back, you’ll have four to-do lists and save a little paper.

Hope you all have a wonderful month!! I’d love to hear your plans!

 

Teaching Textbooks 3.0 Online Version

Eight years ago we made a mid-year math switch and started using Teaching Textbooks. It’s been a decision we haven’t regretted and love to this day, especially now that they have added a *new* feature – online subscriptions! 

While I am typically a “have the book and disks in front of me” kind of mom, the new online feature became a necessary component for us this past year. Our oldest needed a new laptop, and we purchased a Chromebook for her. No CD-Rom. For a bit, we were having her work on a laptop here at home, but that quickly became an issue because she couldn’t bring that laptop back and forth to her classes at the community college with her – and the laptop was also falling apart (literally). 

She started getting behind her math schedule which frustrated her. Needless to say, when we found out Teaching Textbooks was scheduling the release of their 3.0 online version, we were rather excited! 

Here’s the thing: version 3.0 has all the great qualities Teaching Textbooks is known for, but now has the added features of being online, accessible from any wifi, and yearly subscriptions! It’s the best of everything rolled up into a convenient format. There’s more too, but that’s just a quick look.

Why We (Already) Love Teaching Textbooks

We already love Teaching Textbooks as our math program. Hands-down it is one of the best curriculum choices we’ve made in our eleven years of homeschooling. We’ve been using their programs for a little almost eight years now, and that alone should speak volumes. Here are a few reasons why we love it so much.

  • The lessons are all taught via the program, meaning you as a mom get a break! Each lesson has an instructor who walks kids through the concept being taught, works through sample problems, and then kids work on daily problems.
  • Each lesson is self-graded. There is no grading needed by mom or dad. Period. The lessons automatically let kids know if they were correct and score the overall lessons and tests. 
  • Extra chances have been huge for our kids! When we first started the program, it was one of the things that helped make math FUN for the girls and not frustrating. If they made a mistake, they could take a second chance and try again to get the problem correct. 
  • Lessons can also be “re-set” if kids are really struggling with a concept. You can delete answers to single problems or all of the problems in a lesson and give kids a do-over. 
  • Print gradebooks anytime.  Maybe I’m not the only one who struggles to keep up-to-date records on subjects, but Teaching Textbooks grades it all for me, and gradebooks can be printed off at any time. 
  • The program provides constant review. Once a topic is taught it is reviewed in subsequent lessons. One additional helpful feature is problems reference what lesson a concept was learned, so kids can flip back to the lesson and review if needed.

Features to Love in 3.0

In addition to the above, the Teaching Textbook 3.0 online versions offers even more! 

  1. ANYWHERE access. If you have internet access, you can work on math. The kids may not be as thrilled to hear this, but it is a great feature. 
  2. No disks or books to carry around. My boys are famous for causing covers to magically disappear from books. The 3.0 version has an ebook that can be viewed in a different browser window or even printed off if you choose. One thing I love about this: I can pull up my browser and flip back to a specific lesson we may need to review a concept on while working on a problem on one of the kid’s computers. More than one person can be logged into the account at a time. 
  3. Grade storage. We won’t talk about how many computer issues we’ve had over the years and how many hard drives I have in a drawer (for real).  With the 3.0 version, Teaching Textbooks stores your grades for you, even after your subscription is over. You don’t have to worry about where that grade book disappeared to. They’ve got you covered. 
  4. The programs work on MAC, Windows, and Chromebooks. Tablets and phones can be used as well with the Puffin browser (3rd party browser, support limited). For our family, the Chromebook aspect has been HUGE this year and having the 3.0 version has been a lifesaver! 
  5. You can “pause” your subscription – each subscription lasts for 12 months (per student, per course). Each subscription also allows for 90 days’ worth of pause time. You may activate the pause any time you choose, but you must use at least 7 days of pause time before unpausing. 
  6. No more disks to lose/scratch. While our girls kept things all neat and tidy, the boys have been a little harder on their curriculum. With online subscriptions, we don’t have to worry about losing a disk (or having that excuse!) and not being able to complete a lesson
  7. BETTER PRICING – Whether you have one child or eight, the subscription prices are lower than purchasing the physical products AND if you have a larger family (up to 8), their is a price cap of $199.08. The more kiddos you have – the lower the cost!! Read more about the Teaching Textbook family plan here.

p.s. if you still want to use the textbooks and CD-ROMs, you can still purchase those. :)

Try Teaching Textbooks 3.0 for FREE

If you’d like to test out the 3.0 version, you can start a Free Trial of the complete program, up through Lesson 15. The trial includes lectures, solution, eBook, and grading on each of the products. If you decide to purchase the full version, everything transfers over for you! Learn more HERE. 

Not sure where to start? Download and print a placement test online. 

Win a Subscription to Teaching Textbooks 3.0

We’ll be sharing more of a step-by-step through a lesson with Teaching Textbooks 3.0, but want to get you all a bit excited about this new release – AND offer a giveaway to go along for ONE FREE SUBSCRIPTION (any level) to Teaching Textbook’s new 3.0 version. The Rafflecopter widget below will give you instructions below, and includes the option of the free trial as well. :) Because it is an online platform – everyone can enter, provided they are 18 years of age or older. Giveaway ends Monday, July 30th at midnight EST. 

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