HOMESCHOOL LESSON PLANNERS

1 Student Planner Cover

For those of you who are homeschooling with the Charlotte Mason Method, we have just the thing for you!  A freshly designed lesson planner complete with habit training and household responsibilities!  And, it’s even customized specifically for your family with your children’s names printed in the daily planning columns.

Perfectly plan to teach up to 27 subjects and experience an effective, efficient 3-term (180 day) school year for 1,2, or 3 students.  

We made 3 Versions!

  • Single Student Planner
  • 2 Student Planner
  • 3 Student Planner

VIEW THE PLANNERS HERE! 

FEATURES

Yearly Overview:

One page outlining your term schedule, vacation schedule, and annual attendance goals

Attendance Record:

One simple page to record the attendance for each child from July-August

Daily Planning Fields for Each Child:

Habit Training
Bible, Hymn & Character Development
World & American History
Composer & Artist Study
Phonics, Grammar & Spelling
Copywork & Dictation
Literature, Poetry & Narration
Mathematics
Science & Natural History
Foreign Language
Geography & Nature Study
Health & Physical Education
Handicraft, Art, Dance & Music
Extra Column for teacher notes
Column for Student’s Interactivity for shared lessons

Charlotte Mason Subject Guidelines:

Brief notes on carrying out each subject based on Charlotte Mason’s ideas

Charlotte Mason Method Guidelines:

Convenient at-a-glance reminders on using Charlotte Mason’s methods

Household Duties Section for each Child:

A place to record each student’s chores making it easier to help them master each of their responsibilities

ORDER YOURS HERE! 

Subjects

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SIMPLIFY YOUR HOMESCHOOL PLANNING

1 Student Planner CoverFor those of you who are homeschooling with the Charlotte Mason Method, we have just the thing for you!  A freshly designed lesson planner complete with habit training and household responsibilities!  And, it’s even customized specifically for your family with your children’s names printed in the daily planning columns.

Perfectly plan to teach up to 27 subjects and experience an effective, efficient 3-term (180 day) school year for 1,2, or 3 students.  

We made 3 Versions!

  • Single Student Planner
  • 2 Student Planner
  • 3 Student Planner

VIEW THE PLANNERS HERE! 

FEATURES

Yearly Overview:

One page outlining your term schedule, vacation schedule, and annual attendance goals

Attendance Record:

One simple page to record the attendance for each child from July-August

Daily Planning Fields for Each Child:

Habit Training
Bible, Hymn & Character Development
World & American History
Composer & Artist Study
Phonics, Grammar & Spelling
Copywork & Dictation
Literature, Poetry & Narration
Mathematics
Science & Natural History
Foreign Language
Geography & Nature Study
Health & Physical Education
Handicraft, Art, Dance & Music
Extra Column for teacher notes
Column for Student’s Interactivity for shared lessons

Charlotte Mason Subject Guidelines:

Brief notes on carrying out each subject based on Charlotte Mason’s ideas

Charlotte Mason Method Guidelines:

Convenient at-a-glance reminders on using Charlotte Mason’s methods

Household Duties Section for each Child:

A place to record each student’s chores making it easier to help them master each of their responsibilities

ORDER YOURS HERE! 

 Subjects

Position Yourself for Parenting

mother and childGood day Ladies & Gentlemen,

I was fortunate to grow up with a pretty simple life.  I learned to tolerate a one hour ride on the school bus (on bumpy dirt roads), I climbed trees, built kingdoms, made mud pies, helped dad fix the car, and learned to cook from all the women in my family. My father was working at an automotive plant in downtown Detroit, two hours away.  By this time, my parent had moved us out of Detroit and into the country.

When I was nine,  we started rollerskating. This was not a casual endeavor, folks – we skated at that roller rink once a week, then three times a week… My dad had something up his sleeve.  My dad decided he was going to become the manager of the roller rink, and my mother would work as a skate guard.  And us kids, we skated while our parents worked.  What a deal! We skated 60 hours a week in the summer and 40 hours a week during the school year.  Our homework in the snack bar between sessions.  My father remodeled and rebuilt the business for 3 different rinks. He built beautiful birthday party rooms, cleaned up the crowd, kicked out the troublemakers and established some order so families came into a safe and fun environment.  It was amazing to watch the transformation.

My brother and I didn’t have a babysitter a day in our lives.  My parents made sure they were close, not to close, to their children as they were going through adolescence. They were there to see us begin to spread our wings.  They knew our friends, made us work, and made us get up early for school after being at the rink until 11pm.  They KNEW our moves, out motives, and our challenges.

I use this life experience as I parent my daughter.  I must position myself to be in relationship with her life.  I make it my business to know her friends (their parents), her favorite music, what her favorite games are, her fears, and her areas of confidence.  Then, I have the information needed to be a better parent – to make informed decisions, and speak into her life in a language that is timely and relevant to TODAY.

Homeschool Year at a Glance

Hello everyone! It’s been a busy few weeks, but I wanted to reach out with a few more tools to get you organized for the new school year.  Click on the links to view or print the PDFs.  Hope this helps you all implement Charlotte Mason’s methods this year!

If you missed our Homeschool Workshop, I’ve attached the handout here.

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Year Overview Blank 

 

 

 

 

 

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Habit Training Checklist

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homeschool Workshop Handout

Homeschool Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

Toodaloo!

Janna

 

A Closer Look at Education

kids with mom

We’re on the cusp of a new school year!

I urge you to slow down for a few moments and think about your family.  Think about what values your family hold in reverence.  Now, ask yourself, “What is my child actually being exposed to at school, on the radio, in his/her circle of friends, on the news?  How does my child’s school influence our family?  Does it help us come closer to our goals as a family?  How does it help?  How does it hinder us?  How long does it take you to address the everyday issues that occur in school – the distractions, the putdowns, the pressures, and the political influence?  How are they being motivated?”

If we have a hard time as parents seeing the anguish in the world today, imagine how our children feel.

What would life be like if you could put an end to the unwanted distractions and give your child an environment that supports your values, their exploration, self-expression, and great friendships?

Use these forms to help you along the way. Then, drop me a line and let me know what YOU discover!


View my personal evaluation so you can understand exactly where I was before I started homeschooling.

 Educational Journey Download:  My Personal Educational Journey


 

Now it’s your turn.  Complete one for each of your children.

Educational Journey SampleDownload: Educational Journey

 

A “Glorious Gift” Was Born

"Glorious Gift" painting by Janna Geary


Janna at Elizabeth House Gala 2014This year I was asked to donate a painting to Elizabeth House in Pasadena, CA for their Annual Gala and Auction.  Naturally, I am honored to support their remarkable efforts.  This is the second year I have donated a painting and the experience is so rewarding.

Elizabeth House is a shelter for pregnant women, and they have touched the lives of hundreds of women and their families.    This year they honored Terry Bright, the former Executive Director and now Case Manager for 20 years of service!  If you aren’t familiar with them, you certainly should be.  In my opinion they are a model for those hoping to truly serve with authentic love and compassion.  You can find them at here.

10 Reasons To Homeschool

old school homeschool
Hello Ladies!  If  you are wondering if you’re getting the most out of your child’s years at home, and the most out of your day, take a moment to reflect.  Homeschooling has helped me to feel more centered as a woman and more connected as a mother.  Homeschooling has been around for hundreds of years, and is making a big comeback.  My personal approach to schooling at home marries what I call “old school homeschool”  with the best of today’s technology and tools, which I will be delighted to share with you later.

Since I began homeschooling, I have time to sort beans!

After careful evaluation I made the choice to begin homeschooling in the middle of 2nd Grade.  Here’s 10 Reasons Why…

1.   You keep and build upon the influence you have over your children by being their teacher.

2.   You can cut down on the negative values that are influencing your child from outside your home, such as bad attitudes and inappropriate use of language.  You don’t have to wait for a teacher to tell you or your child to fess up.  You can address them right away in the comfort of your own home.  (wink)

3.   You can focus on instilling the love of learning and the value of knowledge, instead of the love of Fun Fridays.

4.   Ever find yourself re-teaching concepts at 6:30pm after a long day’s work so your child can complete their homework?  Not with homeschool.

5.   No more teaching to test high on the state standards!

6.   You can eliminate the fragmentation of your day (and your mind).  No more racing out in the middle of traffic, dropping off late, or a spontaneous dinner in the drive-thru.

7.   Learning at home is a better atmosphere for learning with far less disruptions, a quiet environment, and the support a child needs to be a confident learner.

8.  You can introduce critical life skills for becoming a successful student and resourceful adult such as: cooking, laundry, home repairs, proper social etiquette, habit training, and time management.

9.  You can teach your child what a good friend is and surround them with individuals who show them kindness.  This will establish an instinctual checklist for your child and will aid in ability to discern later in life.

10. You can spend less time baking cupcakes and cookies for school and more time introducing your children to healthy food choices. 🙂

Use these forms to help you along the way!  Then, drop me a line and let me know what YOU discover!


View my personal evaluation so you can understand exactly where I was before I started homeschooling.

 Educational Journey Download:  My Personal Educational Journey


Now it’s your turn.  Complete one for each of your children. 

Educational Journey SampleDownload:  Educational Journey