As we prepare for curriculum choices, book lists, and general scheduling for next year, I wanted to share our Cycle 3 Planners, to be used with the Foundations Guide 4th Edition from Classical Conversations®.
I’ve toyed around with some different options while trying to come up with a simple, checklist-style planner for our own personal use. Along the way, I’ve saved different versions, in case someone would prefer a planner that is just a bit different from what we’ve chosen to use. I’ve also made a separate document that contains the extra planner pages, since it saved hours of work to do that rather than copy and reformat those pages in the separate Excel files.
- Blank planner page (print as many as you need for weeks when CC is not in session)
- Planner pages for each week of CC
Note: I am no longer able to include the memory work topics in my free downloads because the sequence of general memory work topics associated with a specific week number is now considered copyrighted material. I’m sorry that I can no longer provide the topics within our planners, but my prayer is that what I provide on this website will still be helpful and useful even without the topics listed along with week numbers.
To download a copy of our Cycle 3 Planners, choose from the following…
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Cycle 3 Weekly Planner, Single Page Calendar Format: XLS
Cycle 3 Weekly Planner, Double-Page Calendar Format: XLS
The following check-list style planners have enough space to write in lessons for multiple children. Be sure to take a look at the samples provided to see how I use one planner page for all three of our children.
Below is an example showing three different ways in which this planner may be used:
Cycle 3 Weekly Planner, Double-Page Checklist Format with Place to Record Time: XLS
And the one we used in 2014…**
Cycle 3 Weekly Planner, Double-Page Checklist XLS
For reading plans that go along with planner, click here.
**The reason we chose this one: First, I operate best by checklist (and with a larger space for writing). This one includes a section for our reading plan, which is one of the most necessary components for our family’s planner. And… I’ll be honest. I’m not consistent about updating my planner on a daily basis. It’s easier for me to record what we’ve done at the end of the week. This planner allows me to use the 12-week planner pages to schedule out subjects like math, while the weekly planner pages provide a place for me to plan out our reading schedule and also record what we’ve completed for other subjects.
**For the 2017-2018 school year, we’re using this reading plan as our planner.
The Extra Planner Pages document includes the following pages:
The extra planner pages include:
- Curriculum choices page (to record your curriculum choices)
- Yearly objectives page (to record yearly objectives for each child – print as many as you need)
- Book list pages (to record your choices for picture books and/or read-alouds)
- Six- (or twelve-) week subject planner (print one page per subject for each six-week period; especially helpful for subjects like math)
- Meal Planner
- Important Dates
These planners do not include the timeline or specific memory work. If you intend to use these planners but do not already own the Classical Conversations® Foundations Guide, please purchase it here. This site is not endorsed or maintained by Classical Conversations®.
Though I’ve proofread these, I have trouble picking up errors in my own work. Please let me know of any typos or errors.
For a list of possible resources to use with Cycle 3, visit our Cycle 3 Posts. This will later be updated to include a list of links similar to what we’ve offered for Cycle 1 and Cycle 2.
A future post will include a booklist, specific read-alouds, and other reading correlations that can be used to complement your CC memory work. It will essentially be our own personal planner.
Unofficial Cycle 3 Booklist
Cycle 3 Reading Correlations & Reading Plans
Cycle 3 Family Read Aloud Selections
Cycle 3 Book of Virtues Correlation
Our Cycle 3 Reading Plans from 3 years ago
Our Cycle 3 Picture Book Selections
Our Cycle 3 Booklist
Cycle 3 Resources Page (free resources and activities for every subject!)
Our family offers things like this planner (and other creations) as a ministry to other homeschooling families. Supporting other families in their homeschooling endeavors is one of the few ways I can reach out and minister to others at this point in my life. It gives me great joy to share my work and to make this small offering of myself. My hope and prayer is that our website blesses others as we chronicle our lives here at Half-a-Hundred Acre Wood.
Disclosure, unrelated to this post: We include affiliate links (to Amazon and some of our curriculum choices), which means we receive a small commission on your purchases with no additional cost to you. For those who use our affiliate links, thank you for supporting Half-a-Hundred Acre Wood as you shop! Because of your support, we are able to provide free resources to support other families in their homeschooling journey!