Hi everyone! Did you survive the back to school craze with your sanity intact? So far for us, the first week has been mixed. Liam’s school seems very chaotic right now, as the teachers are busy finishing up final class assignments. Hopefully, they’ll be in their new classes at the end of the day today. On the other hand, our Teen’s start of school has been smooth sailing, and yes, there were sniffles from me on the first day. It’s not everyday your little baby starts high school. (I think I’m still in a little bit of time shock) Yesterday was his first full day of classes, and in typical high-school fashion, he came home with homework. Which ties in perfectly with today’s post.
That’s right, this one comes from one of you lovely readers. You girls (and guys if there are any out there that read this little ole blog of mine) are the best, and being able to not just share printables with you, but to help you get the ones you want/need/have-spent-days-searching-for-but-couldn’t-find-exactly-what-you-were-looking-for, totally makes my day. The timing of this one couldn’t be better either. With the new school year swinging into action, those of you with middle. junior, and high school students know that homework could start getting a little crazy. It’s not just a matter of helping our kids get their homework done, but they need a way to remember what class assigned what and when it is due. I know this craziness well, so when “L” asked me if I could make up a half-size planner for her daughter I jumped right in.
The idea was simple, spread a week out over two pages, so there is plenty of room to write. Find a way to keep track of assignments and due dates, and try to fit in a little room for keep track of upcoming tests, and if possible a spot for a to do list or notes. Add in some fun colors and some pretty fonts, and you’ve got a student planner! I had so much fun working on this one, and then I decided to have even more fun and make two! Here’s the one I call the Girly One!
And here’s the one that I call Boyish.
Like I said above, it’s simple. Each day there is space for jotting down the class, the assignment and the due date. I opted to just do school days, so if anyone wants one with space for the weekend, let me know in the comments and I’ll see what I can do.\
As always, these are here for you to download and enjoy, just simply click the photos. Oh and don’t forget that I’m offering Free Personalization for the Family Homecare Printable (see here) from now until September 30th, 2013. So hop on over and fill out the form if you would like a copy of your own.
I know it’s been a little while since I’ve done a Reader Request post, but stay tuned, because this monthly feature is coming back. (and if I get in enough requests, it might end up being a twice monthly feature)
If you need more options be sure to check out this collection of Free Printable Student Planners.
What is your favorite tip for keeping homework organized? Does your child use a planner?
Student binder printables can help students keep all of their important school and class information organized, setting them up for success from the moment they head back to school!
The student binder printables are baaaaaaccccckkkk! 🙂 Over the past few months, one of the most common questions I have received is, “When are you going to update the student binder?!” Well, I’m thrilled to say that it is here! Since last year’s binder was such a hit, I didn’t change much on the original version, but I did make a few little additions that I think will be helpful AND I’m offering a second color scheme that is perfect for boys (or for girls who prefer blue to pink)!
I’ve had a lot of requests for printables for students over the years, so a few years ago I finally took the time to create a whole binder full, and now you can have some bonus printables to add to this year’s binder! (And if you’re not a student, there are still some of these that you could use too, so don’t run off just yet! 😉 )
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The first thing that any binder needs to have is a pretty cover, and this binder is no exception! I made it bright and colorful with plenty of room for the owner’s name and/or contact information. I printed my cover out on white card stock just to make it a little sturdier.
Next, I was sure to include a class schedule. You can keep track of what class is happening when, where, and with whom with this simple printable!
I then divided the binder into a few sections to keep everything neat and organized. The first section is planning, of course!
You know I never create a binder without including a goals page! I am kind of obsessive about goals because I really think that they work! Whether you’re a student or not, it never hurts to write out a few of the things you’d like to accomplish over the next year. I’ve also left room to write out some action steps you can take to get yourself closer to your goals.
Everyone– students and otherwise– can always use a monthly calendar. This one includes July 2017-December 2018 for over a full year of pretty planning! And if you’re thinking even further ahead than that, I’ve included undated calendar pages so that you can create a calendar for any year you want!
Another printable that everyone could use is this two-page weekly planner. Each day is broken down by hour to make it easy to use time blocking or just keep a close eye on your schedule. There is even room at the bottom to set some goals for the week and make notes.
If you want to go even more in-depth, you can use the daily planning printable, which has even more room to schedule your time, make note of people you need to contact, and keep track of miscellaneous items in the notes section.
The final printable in the “planning” section is a daily routines printable. Sometimes it’s helpful to clarify which items need to happen each morning (like packing a lunch or filling your backpack), afternoon (like finishing homework or doing chores), and evening (like picking out clothes for the next day or planning the next day’s schedule). This little printable can help you do all of those things!
Now, everyone probably won’t need all of these different printables for planning their time, but I wanted to make sure I provided a bunch of different options so each person could choose the printable or printables that would work best for them!
There are sooooooo many details to keep track of when you’re in school, and the next section of the binder is devoted to just that.
I know I was always overwhelmed on the first day of class when I would get my syllabus from each teacher and immediately be bombarded by assignments and test dates. The next two printables– an assignment schedule and an exam schedule– will help organize those things so you never miss a deadline.
If there is one thing I’m thanking myself for as an adult, it is that I was an avid reader from an early age. I know I’m a former English teacher, so this is expected from me, but reading is so, so, so important! This reading log makes it easy to keep track of your minutes/pages read.
I divided up the next section of the binder into the different subject areas and included the same few printables in each subject tab.
First, I included a grade tracker. It’s never fun to get to the end of the quarter or semester and be surprised by your grade, so this printable will help you keep track of all grades along the way so you know exactly what to expect. There is a column to list each grade, and then one to keep a running total on the far right. Print one off for each class and get tracking!
Next I added a simple-but-pretty notes page so you can keep all of your class notes nice and organized. I would print out a bunch of these at a time to have them handy any time I need to take notes in class, make a list, or just get some thoughts down on paper!
My very last printable in each subject section is a project planner. All of those school projects have so many little details, and this printable is the perfect place to keep track of them all! (Plus it’s cute, which always helps! 😉 )
A Second Color Scheme for the Student Binder
Last year I had several requests from moms of boys for binder printables that weren’t quite so pink! As a fellow boy mom myself, I completely understood the need for more options for boys, so this year I created a second color scheme option that would work for boys or for girls who just prefer blue to pink!
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The student binder printables are simple, but when used consistently, they can truly help make your school year (and your life!) so much easier!
Happy organizing, friends!
The post above was updated on July 25, 2017. The photos below are from an older version of the post.
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