Anyone else out there already planning for next year? No? Just me?
If you’re not there yet, rest assured that you are normal. But if you’re like me, planning may actually make you feel somewhat sane during the long winter days. Maybe it’s even your hobby. (What kind of person am I that I would consider planning a hobby? Nevertheless, it’s one of my favorite things to do in my spare time. I really do enjoy it.)
Whether you’re a year-round planner or a year-round-no-planner, these’ll be here waiting for you either way.
Note #1: I am really hoping there are not any glaring errors in any of these. Working just a few minutes at a time (due to a wonderfully boisterous baby boy!) provides much more room for mistakes than if I were focusing on a task until it is finished. Just as planning is my hobby, this blog is my hobby (not a business but our family’s website), so I do not currently have an editor or proofreader working for me. Having said that, if you find an error, please contact me. I’l be glad to fix it (when boisterous baby boy allows me to do so)!
Note #2: These planners are to be used with the Foundations Guide 4th Edition from Classical Conversations. Without the guide, this planner will not be of much use to you!
CC Cycle 1 Planners: Double-Page Spreads
In these planners, a week is spread across a 2-page layout. I’ve included three types.
Planner #1: First, we have the double-page, checklist-style planner:
In this planner, you can list the curriculum under each subject heading as shown in the image below. On a weekly basis, you can list lessons, pages, or activities, and under each day, you can either check the box (Sample 1), record times (Sample 2), or record specific lesson or page numbers (Sample 3).
Download Planner #1: PDF version :: MS Excel version
Planner #2: This planner is similar to Planner #1 but has a place to record both lessons and times under each day instead of a place to record weekly lessons, pages, and activities.
Planner #3: This is a traditional planner, with a format similar to the type of planner I used when I was a public school math teacher.
Cycle 1 Planners: Single-Page Spreads
In the following planners, a week is on a single page.
Planner #4: This is the single-page version of Planner #1 (the single-page-checklist-style planner). In the image below, the blank planner page is on the left, and an example of how to use it is shown on the right.
Planner #5: Here’s the single-page list planner, where you can list the lessons underneath each day. In the image below, the blank planner page is on the left, and an example of how to use it is shown on the right.
Planner #6: Here’s the single-page version of the traditional planner.
Some of the above planners are missing the extra planning pages. I’ve included those below in case you would like to download them separately.
Download Extra Planning Pages: PDF version
Which planner are we going to use? I still haven’t decided yet! Because our oldest moves to Challenge next year, he will be learning to use his own planner. This gives me the flexibility to return to using a single-page version for the other two school-aged children. Right now, I’m toying around with the different layouts to create reading and activity plans. In other words, I still have a couple of planners in the works for those who like them to be filled out with pre-selected reading selections and activities. Stay tuned for more in the coming months!
In the meantime, don’t forget to refer to these posts as you plan:
CC Cycle-at-a-Glance Sheets
CC Reading Correlations: SOTW, MOH, Scholastic Match-Ups
Cycle 1 Reading Plans
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