Like many families, the new school year brings new challenges and new opportunities.  Here at Academia Celestia, we begin each new academic year in July. We are excited for the new academic year and the changes it brings.

In addition to the usual changes, 2014 marks a significant change in our homeschool.  My daughter will be entering 7th grade and though her brother is two years younger, we do many of our subjects together.

This year we will begin our history cycle over. We will revisit ancient times and begin to map the world by heart. We will also dive more fully into literature and begin using a new writing program.

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homeschool planning

Staying Organized

While we approach our schooling in a relaxed way, I rely upon my  Well Planned Day planner to keep me organized.  This year, I also purchased student planners for each of the kids so I’m hoping they will become a little more independent in this regard.

The Well Planned Day planner is designed with an easy-to-use format that will assist you in setting goals, logging academic and extracurricular activities, and ensuring that all of your days are productive. The tool I use the most is the weekly schedule where I can organize our week with class assignments, weekly priorities, dinner menu, and notes.

At the start of each new month, there is also a space where I list the books the kids are reading independently. Additionally, there is a space where I can make note of field trips and enrichment activities in which we plan to take part.

One component that I had not previously used is the report cards.  At the back of the book, there are report card forms printed on card stock that I can use to document each child’s progress through the academic year.  As transcripts will be important come high school, I will begin assessing the kids more regularly and giving grades.

In honor of our new academic year, I will be giving away a My Blog Plan planner book for free. 

This daily planner was designed by Rebecca Scarlata Keliher for the Home Educating Family Association – the same company that makes the Well Planned Day that I love so much. Whether you’re a seasoned blogger or just getting started, you’ll want My Blog Plan to help you stay motivated and on track.

  • 376 Full Color Pages
  • Spiral Bound
  • 18 Month Planner: July 2014 – December 2015
  • Organize future blog posts
  • Many articles to help you develop a media kit, utilize guest writers, earn income from your blog, & more!

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  • Alycia

    July 3, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    I am a new homeschooler and unsure what we will use. I have a6th and 1st grader. I appreciate seeing what others have chosen.

  • Heidi Ciravola

    July 4, 2014 at 9:58 am

    I love Well Planned Day Planners. I have yet to find a blog planner that directly suits my needs and would love to give this one a try!

  • Nicole

    July 7, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Our plans this year will include continuing our American history path, a second year of Latin, and finishing Apologia Astronomy.

  • Tricia

    July 11, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I am excited about our plans! I have found that it is such fun to plan high school electives 🙂 I have an 11th, 10th, 7th, 3rd and 1st grader this year. Never a dull moment with an age range. This blog planner looks fantastic and we love the Well Planned Day line – use them all the time with our middle and high schoolers. Thanks so much for a great giveaway!

  • Jacquelin

    July 11, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    I will have a 12th, 8th, 6th, 2nd, and Jr K’er plus a new baby boy this school year. My three older girls completed the Mapping the World by Heart program this past year with our co-op and loved it! Thanks for the chance to win this planner.

    • Eva Varga

      July 12, 2014 at 10:40 am

      A wonderfully large family! 🙂

  • smartmomfinance

    July 11, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Love the blog planner! It is beautiful and sounds like the perfect tool for me, as I am new at blogging!!! I am entering to win 🙂 thanks!

  • Robyn McBrien

    July 12, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    My plans are to do lots of freebies! It will be a new experience this year! But,The Lord is guiding our every step!

  • Alexandra

    July 13, 2014 at 6:25 am

    Great plan!

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