Live gets busy when you are trying to work, homeschool, and life all at the same time. I've been looking at planners and am totally geeking over the different planner stickers that you can get. You can scrapbook your planner! But, for Homeschooling I wanted something a little different and that's where our Homeschooling Bullet Journal comes in.
Homeschooling Bullet Journal
There are many ways you can start a bullet journal. I have seen countless layouts and inspiration on Pinterest and Instagram, and it’s even flooding over to Facebook! I just wanted to take a few moments to show you how our homeschool bullet journal is coming along, how we use it, and hopefully inspire you to start your own!
Because we live in Missouri, we have to track attendance – or hours – for our homeschooling records. I have a small calendar in the corner of each monthly spread and I will circle the days in which we don’t homeschool. If you’re a homeschooler, you know that most days are filled with learning even if we don’t mean them to be. 🙂
I’ve also included activities (field trips), goals, grades, etc.
Bible Reading Log & Memory Verses
On the left side of the spread is the Bible Reading Log, where we can track daily Bible reading. On the right side of the spread, I’ve listed some Bible verses we can look up together and practice/memorize. We put a “yes” sticker next to each one as it’s memorized.
Movie & Book Lists
We have a list of movies for school (documentaries), and then for fun, too! Most of the movies on the list are actually for me. They’re about school, education, and homeschooling. The movies on the other side are for fun, like Finding Dory and Nine Lives.
On the other page, we have a Book List. Or, what will be a book list. We haven’t started this one yet!
Planning & Tracking Unit Studies
I have a 1 or 2 page spread for each unit study that I’m planning. Usually, I just start with a little brainstorming bubble like you can see in this spread above. Sometimes, I’ll make a list and go into more detail. It depends on how much legwork I have to put into the unit study. Has someone else already done one on the same book? If so, I can follow their framework and edit it to where it’s perfect for our homeschooling plan. If not, it takes some extra time to think of all of the activities and lesson plans.
On another page, I have a unit study log. This keeps track of unit studies we’ve completed each year. If you’re looking for your own unit studies to do, some of our favorites include:
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell
Alice in Wonderland
The Biggest Christmas Tree Ever
The Good Dinosaur
Drumheller Dinosaur Dance
Llama Llama Mad at Mama
If You Give a Pig a Pancake
We also have our calendar in the bullet journal, to keep track of appointments and anything else going on in our lives. Many bullet journalers use dailies, weeklies, and monthlies to keep track of various tasks and to do lists.
Habit trackers are also very popular with bullet journalers. You can track any habits! From how much water you drink every day, to how many miles you walk. I’ve found lots of inspiration on Instagram.
The possibilities for bullet journaling truly are endless and I would love to see what you all come up with!
If your looking for more ways to get organized in your homeschool, check out the posts below.
7 Reasons Why Your Homeschool Schedule Doesn’t Work – Monique at Living Life and Learning
The Ultimate List of Free Quality Homeschool Planners– Schooling a Monkey
When Your Home school Plan Collapses-KT Brison at Lit Mama Homeschool
Homeschool Planning When You Have To Work– Amy Lanham / Life as Lanhams
When the school bus looks tempting: making peace with your busy schedule – Ginny Kochis/Not So Formulaic
Our Homeschool Schedule & Rotations – Faith Filled Parenting
Homeschool Planning 101: First, Answer 2 Qs – Diane Lockman (The Classical Scholar)
What does your homeschool schedule look like? – Betsy at Family Style Schooling
Our 2016-17 Homeschooling Schedule & Curriculum – Jenny at Faith and Good Works
Creating a Homeschool & Work at Home Schedule That Works- Jody Smith/Simply Southern Sunshine
Finding Perfect Homeschool Planner for YOU – Tauna at Proverbial Homemaker
Homeschool Planning When Traveling – Stacy at Three Busy Bees
How We Balance Homeschooling and Working At The Same Time – Tatiana at The Musings of Mum