Homeschool Planning

FREE Notion Templates for Homeschool Planning

Ever since I’ve shared this blog post about how I use Notion for homeschool, I’ve had several inquiries and messages from people who benefited from it.

I want to help parents as much as I possibly can, so I’ve edited more templates that I use for myself into their bare minimum (without all my extra content) format which you may duplicate and edit as you see fit. I understand that Notion and other organizing platforms only work well if it is managed according to how your brain works, so please feel free to start with these resources and edit as you go.

Weekly Routine

I have made a similar template available in my previous post, but I edited it to remove the links to unavailable database so as not to confuse first time users. This is a four-day Weekly Routine format because we follow this scheduling. But do let me know if you want a 5-day homeschool schedule.

This template also includes Basket Time reads which you can drag to the Weekly Routine when you find an open slot. I’ve also included space to input and reflect on some Evidences of Grace (or Growth) which you have observed in your child or in your own homeschool journey. I think it’s a wise practice to always see the good in whatever situation.

Grading and Portfolio Template

Sort by Grades (Table View)

This grading system follows the Department of Education‘s guidelines which include Written Work, Performance Tasks and Quarterly Assessment for every quarter. The template is set at Table view for easy input of the Grades.

Once you select the Gallery view which I renamed as Portfolio, you will be able to preview the photos which you have attached in the File section for easy viewing. These blocks are empty since I have not provided any samples here.

Sort by Portfolio (Gallery View)

Perhaps I’ll make a ready-made grades and portfolios table for each quarter next time. However, you can easily do that yourself once you figure out the Sort or Filter option.

What I would do is make one Grading & Portfolio page per subject. Just duplicate this template as many as you can depending on the number of your subjects per grade level. Not only that, make sure to edit the column tables (by adding or removing what is needed) in order to reflect the rubrics provided by your school or homeschool provider.

Basic Lesson Plan

Sorted by Materials (Gallery View)

Another template which I have used a lot once I started using Notion for homeschool planning is this Lesson Plan template which can be sorted in different ways, depending on your needs.

One thing that I’ve tried to figure out is to make the Progress visible by providing percentage and progress bars. It’s helpful for me to see where we are.

Sorted by Status (Board View)
Sorted by Progress (Table View)

I provided a sample Lesson Plan for “Cicadas” from the Nature Studies for Young Readers, which will also show you how you can use Notion to embed documents, videos and links for easy access. I write more about this in my previous blog entry, if you haven’t read that yet.


Let me know what you think!

I would also love to hear more about how you have used these templates. So if you have any questions, comments or even suggestions, please write your comments below. You can also reach me through any of my social media accounts.

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5 COMMENTS

  • Jodi

    Thanks for sharing! I’ll try the weekly routine and grading/portfolio templates.

  • Jodi

    Since you offered, could you share a 5-day weekly template as well? Thank you!

    • Keren
      AUTHOR

      I’ll make one soon, Jodi! I’ll post it here when it’s ready.

  • Winlove

    Thank you so much! Super big help. I can put all the book links in one place and they’ll be organized too! I am duplicated your templates cuz I dunno where to start.

    • Keren
      AUTHOR

      I’m glad to know it’s helpful, Winlove!

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