I have been feeling all over the place lately when it comes to planning homeschool. I wanted to make a one-stop planner that I could use to help focus my plans.
With a 2yo and a 5yo, I want to be sure I’m staying on track with each of their developmental needs while still focusing on my 5yo’s progress. I also needed something I could change out because I change templates and plans so often depending on what’s working and what’s not. Scroll down for templates!
-Manila hanging folder
-2 sheet protectors
I just folded each side of a manila folder toward the center and pressed down to create new creases. I cut the three-hole punched sides of two sheet protectors off and used a glue stick to glue one on the inside and one of the back. On the outside flaps I put the Dolch Pre-primer and Primer sight words list since we’ll be focusing so much on reading this year. I organized them by 2-letter words, 3-letter words, etc. The other lists I saw were in alphabetical order which the librarian in me can appreciate, but I plan to start with 2-letter words and work my way up. Scroll down for templates!
On the inside I put a skills checklist for each child and my circle time cheat sheet in the middle. On the back, I inserted my weekly planner. I plan to write on the sheet protectors with dry erase marker so I can just reuse each week.
Here are some templates that I use for my kids. I adjusted my skills checklists to mirror my children’s abilities and our specific goals. Some are a bit advanced for some children of that age. For more basic skills checklists, you can visit the CDC.gov milestone lists for children 2 months to 5 years. Happy homeschooling!
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This is glorious!!! Do you happen to have a breakdown for a 4 year old for skills checklist or a good resource for that section?
Hi! Thank you! I plan to make one for my niece later tonight. I will message you here once I upload it! Honestly, it will likely be combo of the 2yo and 5yo list with a few modifications. I made my 2yo list more like a 3yo and my 5yo more like a 6yo – got to aim high!
Alright, I have updated with a four year old checklist. I’ve also added more information on where it came from and added age ranges since all kids are different!