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The past week has found me hard at work on a mission to create a homeschool planner like none I’ve made before. I’ve tried different things in the world of “planners” to help me stay organized in life but I just don’t follow through with using them. This time, it’s different. I made a laminated homeschool planner.


How to make your own laminated homeschool planner.
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How to make a laminated homeschool planner.

Never before have I made one quite like this! I laminated my own pages and had an office supply store coil bound it for me. I picked out every single page and element that went into my planner from what I had at home to free printables I found online. I think the most time consuming factor for my picky-little-self was picking out the forms and putting them into an order that works for my brain. I love free printables!


I designed my own covers and divider pages, laminated them (using these sheets and this laminator), reused some items I had at home, did my own printing (of course) and I’m using repositionable tabs (like these) and velcro (that I had at home).  I took the finished product to Office Max and paid them less than $3 (I had a discount) to coil bound it! Even if I hadn’t had a discount I would have only paid about $3.49 plus tax, no biggie! Now I’m thinking about other things I can find an excuse to coil-bound 😉


Watch my video below as I go through how I made my laminated homeschool planner using free printables among other things. Below the video I will share the links to where I found my free printables and to some other sources I think you may like. If you don’t want to make your own planner you may love one of these homeschool planners!


You can also use a notebook binder for a homeschool planner.

The free printables I used came from two sources:  Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus where she shares 7 steps to creating your own planner. She has lots of free planner printables here from covers to forms -AND, her wise comments about making a coil bound planner are worth taking the time to read. It was for me anyways and I’m sure it would be good for a lot of you to read as well.


I opted to created my own cover with scrapbooking materials and to laminate it myself, but you can get a simple one to print from her. (You can pay the office supply store to add a cover for you if you want).


My Quarterly Academic Goals and and Student Goals free printables came from Living Well, Spending Less.


My custom homeschool planner.


I have other links to free printables here and I am wanting to go through this massive-looking homeschool planning list later. Check out these free printables for middle and high school homeschool planning to add some color to your planner.

Got a question or something to say? Tell me in the comments below! If this looks like too much work you may be interested in one of these homeschool planners.


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Tracy Zdelar

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Tracy writes about homeschooling and just about anything related to family life in Ohio here on the blog. Strong honest views will surface from time to time on topics related to truth, faith and freedom. **Check out my notebooks and Bible Memory Coloring Notebook workbooks for Adults & Teens by clicking my name.

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