Paper Planning System

Debra Bell

Debra is the author of the "Readers in Residence" and "Writers in Residence" language arts curricula. She also leads AIM Academy, which provides online classes for high school students. Classes include SAT, CLEP and AP test prep, along with several other subjects. Debra also publishes several printed planning tools. *A note about religious content: I have never used these materials, so cannot say what sort of religious perspective they contain.

Design Your Homeschool

This is a very useful site written by a homeschooling mom from Australia. She takes you through a process of exploring goals, curriculum, and methods to help you find a way of homeschooling that works for you. She also has two different printable planner systems for sale.

A Plan in Place

This is a customizable printed planning system. You choose the pages to include and customize with subjects and tasks to include on weekly pages. Designed for the parent to fill in particulars before each week and the student to follow the plan and mark tasks complete. It comes printed and spiral bound. Looks like a very nice option for those who like to plan on paper, and it's affordable, too!

The Homeschool Mom

A Homeschool Help site with lots of useful information, including legal requirements for the states and listings of local support groups.  There are helpful articles and links about lapbooking, notebooking and unit studies.  If you sign up for the newsletter, you can get a lot of freebies.  There is also a printable planner system.

Donna Young

A site put together by a (now retired) homeschooling mom. There are tons of great printables here: from planning forms to handwriting paper.  There are some resources connected to specific curriculum (mostly programs with a Christian world view.)  There's also a subscription site with no ads and some extra features.


"Curriculum and Classes in a click!"  A lot of small homeschool publishers sell through this site.  There are lots of ebooks, and a few years ago they started offering live online classes.  Prices and religious content vary quite a bit, but they have a good system for finding what you want.  There are some interesting freebies here, too!

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