As part of getting my house organized, I've also been working on getting my homeschool organized for this coming year. I've always kept school records in a very loose informal way, but this year I wanted to have everything in one place, and easy to access and look back on. I started looking for homeschool planners that would meet my needs, but didn't really find anything that recorded information the way I do. Or they were ugly, and since I will be looking at it a lot during the year, I wanted something I enjoyed looking at. So I decided to make my own, and I couldn't be more pleased with it!
Starting with the cover, I went outside, found a couple of my favorite flowers, and painted them, keeping a space in the middle for the text. I then scanned the painting onto my computer, and printed it off on card-stock. The text is a separate document that I printed out over the picture. This took a few tries to get it right. I then laminated it and another blank piece of card-stock for the back cover.
After I got everything printed up and arranged the way I wanted it, I went to Office Depot, and had it spiral bound for about 3 bucks. Not bad for a customized planner.
Here are the PDF links for most of the pages I made for my planner. The cover is in two parts; the text and the picture. The text will need to be printed out first, then placed in the printer again, and the picture printed out over the text. Of course, you could also make your own title, and print that over my picture, or vice versa. Feel free to make it your own. The only stipulation I have, is that you do not sell it. Good things should be free! Enjoy.
weekly planning pages
grade record keeper