Free Homeschool Lesson Planner

Sorting through our books and supplies for homeschooling.

Now that our company is gone… and school time is coming really fast, I drug out all of my homeschool supplies and books. I need to sort through them and plan my lessons. Looking at the pile… knowing I need to write 180 lessons for 10 subjects for 4 children is a little overwhelming. I try not to think about it.

I made yet another planner form for this years lessons. After 15 years of homeschooling, you’d think I’d have a system I truly loved.

Yeah, that’d be nice.

I’m still looking for it.

Anyway, back to the lesson planner… In years past I have typed out all of my lessons and then printed them. I’m just not in the mood this year.

I decided I’d rather hand write them out on this nice little form I designed and printed out. (I added Jeremiah 29: 11 to the planner – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord.)

Homeschool Weekly Lesson Planner

One tip I learned the hard way, years ago, is to not label my lesson days with Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, etc. because invariably, something happens and we don’t do our lessons on the scheduled day. So, instead, I label my daily lesson columns with Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, etc. That way, if we need to have a make up day on Sunday, or we go out of town for a few days and come home on a Thursday and need to catch up on Monday’s lessons… I don’t feel completely defeated. But that’s just me.

You can download my printable lesson planner in three different versions to suit your needs. These planners are in .pdf format. Enjoy!

OR, you could purchase the 36 week Planner from my shop for only $1.50:


About Melissa

Melissa Ringstaff is a pastor's wife, serving with her husband in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Southeastern Kentucky. She is a homeschooling mother of five plus four and Grandarlin' to 13 (so far) grandchildren. Melissa is the Founding Editor of A Virtuous Woman since 2001. She has written several titles including Spring Cleaning for the Heart and Home, The Homemaker's Journal: Keeping House, and Christian ADVENTures in Prophecy. You are invited to visit Melissa at A Virtuous Woman.
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2 Responses to Free Homeschool Lesson Planner

  1. Meg says:

    BRILLIANT idea to label by day number, not calendar day. That’s something that always stresses me – when I plan for something on Tuesday, my universe usually implodes and I don’t get to it until Thursday, and my whole groove is thrown off because my days don’t align with my lesson plans.

  2. Dana says:

    Thank you so much for the weekly lesson planner! I wasn’t quite sure exactly what I was looking for until I happened upon your page. What a wonderful idea to go by number of days instead of Mon-Fri. This is our first year homeschooling and we feel more comfortable with that approach as we start out on this wonderful journey!

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