I created this school planner last year, which I was sort of proud of, but now, it is much improved! When you homeschool a special needs child, especially, you need a few features aside from a daily lesson planner. This download contains everything from yearly forcast, an IEP planner, student at a glance pages for therapists, and a section for work samples. You will be able to plan, organize and document your child’s school year with ease.
Plus, I tried to use cute graphics.;-)
What is included?
- Yearly topic planner
- Phone logs
- Profile pages for therapists and doctors
- Lesson planner
- Small group lesson planner
- Reading and math progress records
- Grade record page
- Work sample divider
How to use the planner
When planning the school year for your child, you need to do two things. First, create objectives for the year for your child. These focus on goals you want to help your child achieve. Setting a yearly objective such as My child will increase his or her reading level from 2.0 to 3.0 by the end of the year, is realistic. However, writing a yearly objective such as My child will increase his or her reading level from 2.5 to 4.0 by the end of the year, may be seriously unrealistic.
Second, plan a general lesson outlook for the year for your child. One thing I like to do is look at the year, and write down general topics I want to achieve. For example, in September, we may focus on lessons that use the topic of apples, but may include all subjects. My math lessons may include word problems with apples. We may read stories about apples and then write our own stories about apples. Science may include lessons on trees or plants, and social studies may include apples in lessons of history. This all depends on your child’s academic level and their emotional level.
How do you create objectives for your child?
Well, think about where your child is academically and socially. Then, consider where you want them to be at the end of the year. You will need to plan objectives for each basic subject, depending on their grade level: math, reading, language, science and social studies. If you aren’t sure where they are now, then test them to get an estimate of what they do know. You can find assessments on Reading Eggs and other digital programs, such as IXL.com. Also, some of the reading and math curriculums supply placement tests to assist you. Check with Christianbooks.com for some ideas.
Socially, you may want to consider what your child needs to work on and realistically can achieve. For example, it is really not realistic to set a goal of playing with children for a severely autistic child. It simply won’t work. However, setting an objective to say hello to children they meet, or looking them in the eye, may be a first step.
Plan your lessons
When planning lessons, keep in mind that you probably don’t want to plan too far in advance. Planning a week or two ahead of time, works fine, but preparing lessons several months in advance may never happen. We all know that the whole family may get sick, the pet may have to run to the vet, and our special needs children may have to go to an extra doctor’s appointment.
Plus, your child may hit a learning roadblock and your lessons need to readjust. None of us are good at everything, and with special needs especially, we may need to re-learn something old or learn a new idea in a different way. Learning is not just about achieving our objectives and lesson plans. Or, even getting through the entire curriculum in a year. Life is about learning, and our children can only arrive at that truth when we help them learn the way they learn best.
Download your planner
Finally, Yearly School Plan 2017 2018 and please share my link, not my book. Grab a 3-ring binder from Dollar Tree and plastic sheets if you desire, then hold punch the entire planner for easy access!
If the download has trouble, or you need any further assistance, please feel free to contact me.
Thanks! And have a great year.:-)