Charlotte Mason Quarterly Printable Planner – Updated!
This Charlotte Mason quarterly printable planner is a downloadable PDF file that you may print according to your family’s needs. It was born through a need to plan our homeschool quarterly and to make sure that I had a way to track our hours, subjects, and progress. I am delighted with the results and think you will be, too!
See my planner here.
See the UPDATED planner here.
There is now an Ambleside Online add on download included with this purchase. The quarters are changed to terms, and the subjects have been slightly adjusted to fit the AO model.
*Please note that this is a digital product. You will receive a PDF download upon completion of purchase. No physical product will be received.*
The Charlotte Mason Homeschool Printable Planner PDF download includes:
- A lovely cover page with blank dates so that you can use the planner over each year
- 12 quote page dividers that have lovely watercolor illustrations
- Quarterly Panning sheets
- A child evaluation sheet with spots for strengths, areas that need work, a scripture to pray for your child, and a place to record your favorite part of the child’s personality
- Term notes and planning sheets for Ambleside users
- Attendance Sheets
- Weekly planning sheets that may be printed for each child
- Undated monthly sheets.
- Quarterly review sheets.
- Mother’s Journal page to incorporate where you like.
- A primary lined notebooking page.
- An elementary lined notebooking page.
- A field trip record page
- A Nature Outing checklist
- A grocery list and meal planning page
- A 10 easy meals page for quick reference on busy weeks
- A Habit reference sheet containing space for a definition, copywork and memorization to accompany the habit, and games, activities, and books to use as resources
- A printable art page containing the “I am, I can, I ought, I will” motto from Charlotte Mason’s schools
- A Reading log to track books read, the child’s view of the book, and how well their narration was completed
- A book list page of titles you need to buy, check out, or remind yourself to reserve
- A Portfolio page to keep records of your child’s progress through the year
- A list of Charlotte Mason’s Habits to help guide you through instilling them in your child
- A floral edged graph paper for note taking
This is a perpetual planner you can use year after year because it is undated.
This is a downloadable planner that you print yourself. These are tips and tricks from printing my own copy.
- There is a limit of 3 download attempts. If for some reason you cannot get the download to work, please email email@example.com and we will get it sorted out.
- 60 pound paper prints well and binds well for the covers and divider pages. For the planning pages, I prefer 32 pound paper. It is sturdy enough to last and to prevent much bleeding through if you like heavier inked pens. I love using the Pilot G2 gel pins.
- Have your finished planner bound at an office supply store, or get a 3 ring binder to hold it. I prefer the binding option because I like that it is lighter to carry around that way. Mine was bound in under 30 minutes with a clear cover black backing, and spiral binding at Office Max OR
- Print all your sheets at 84% size and punch them to fit Happy Planner rings. There is a lot of cutting down paper this way, but the size of the planner is much more manageable.
- Printing double sided on the weekly planning pages works well and saves paper.
- I printed a mother’s journal page on the reverse side of the monthly pages so I could record things that happen that month.
- Have the Habits list included at the end of your binding so it is always a handy reference.
- The note booking pages, field trip records, reading logs, and portfolio pages may all be kept in a 3 ring binder or printed as necessary. I will be keeping a 3-ring binder for each boy to hold their work, reading logs, field trip records, writing samples, photographs of art pieces, etc. as well as a copy of the hourly log for the year for my own records as Georgia does not require portfolios, but your state might.
How I assembled my own
Pages from A Charlotte Mason Year printable planner
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Why is quarterly so great?
- You take the year, subjects, planning, and resource gathering in chunks instead of one overly large bite that can cause overwhelm, intimidation, and choking on your freshly microwaved coffee.
- You can do year round quarters, 9 week quarters, 6 week quarters, or whatever style of quarters fits your homeschool best.
- The pressure of trying to conquer and entire curricula is eliminated.
- You have wiggle room to move ahead or review concepts as needed in your next quarter after reviewing what was accomplished in the quarter you are wrapping up. This allows for you to keep each subject aligned with each child’s specific needs without the pressure of feeling “behind” or the worry of getting “too far ahead”.
- If you like unit studies (we do!), you can structure each quarter around a unit or make sure to include a week of unit study into each quarter.