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- 1 2020 – 2021 Free Student Planners
- 2 Two New Designs
- 3 The Student Planner Deluxe
- 4 Putting Your Planners Together
- 5 Before You Start Printing
- 6 Best Practices for Some Pages
- 7 Free Student Planner Printables for 2020-2021
2020 – 2021 Free Student Planners
Looking for a simple and free student planner for this school year? Check out our 2020 – 2021 student planners available in two new designs. After, scroll to the end of this post and fill out the provided form to receive access to your free planner.
This year I redesigned our student planners and got rid of the color options. Not only will this save you money on ink but it gives kids the opportunity to style their planners in the colors they prefer as you will see below.
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I also created a student deluxe version for those of you who prefer to have dated pages, record-keeping pages, resource pages that cover a range of subjects, and more. To learn more scroll down and check these out.
Also, continue scrolling down to find some tips for printing out your planner and other best practices to follow as you put this planner together for your kid(s).
Two New Designs
As I said, our planners come in two different designs. One has a circuit board design and the other has flowers.
One Size Fits All
As of right now, all my planners come in standard size: 8½” x 11″ (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm) and do not come in mini-binder size yet. If I do create the mini versions, I will make an announcement on our Facebook page.
Please note that I don’t recommend the mini version for students in elementary and middle school. The space on these is smaller and limiting making it frustrating for those who have handwriting issues.
Free Student Planner Version
The free student planners have 11 pages:
- Year-at-a-glance calendar page (July 2020-June 2021)
- 2-page monthly spread
- 2-page weekly spread
- Graph paper
- Oodles of doodles page
- 3 Bookmarks
Feel free to print both design versions for your own household as many times as you like.
Teachers: please provide parents with this post’s web address so that they can download these printables if you require them for your students. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected]
The Student Planner Deluxe
Now, if you are looking for a more functional planner, then check out our student planner deluxe and all that comes with it.
The Student Planner Deluxe
The Student Planner Deluxe comes with 197 pages and includes all the following:
- Year-at-a-glance calendar
- 12 Pre-dated monthly spreads
- 52 Pre-dated weekly spreads
- Record-keeping pages:
- class schedule
- attendance sheet
- grade recorder
- web resource page
- contacts page
- reading log
- Resource Pages
- 2 types of note-taking pages (lined and unlined)
- Brain dump page
- School project planner
- 2 Outline examples (for notes and essays)
- 6 U.S. history and government pages
- Important dates in U.S. history
- U.S. states and capitals
- U.S. presidents
- 3 Branches of the U.S. government
- 3 Grammar/spelling pages
- List of prepositions
- Commonly used subordinate conjunctions
- List of commonly misspelled words
- 8 Math resource sheets
- Roman numerals worksheet
- Multiplication table and math rules
- Math symbols
- Types of angles
- Types of triangles
- Common shapes and their formulas
- Measurements and conversions
- 8 Science Resource sheets
- Scientific method flow chart
- Science project planner
- Well known scientific laws & more
- Periodic table (in color)
- Our solar system coloring sheet
- 11 Graph pages
- 11 Oodles of doodles pages
- 3 Bookmarks
- Marker/sticker template
Phew! That’s about all that I have right about now. I’m hoping to add more pages.
If you’d like to see a certain page in this planner, please let me know in the comments below. If I add your suggestion, I will send you a discount code for next year’s planner.
This planner is only $7.97. Click here if you prefer the Student Planner Deluxe.
If you would like both designs for your household, I have created a bundle pack in my shop so that you can get both designs at a buy 1 get 1 half off price. Click here to buy the multiple design bundles.
Please note that when you purchase these planners they are digital downloads in PDF format. This means that they will be sent directly to your email inbox within a minute after you pay. If you do not see the email with your downloads, please check your spam folder. For some reason, emails sent to gmail users tend to end up in their spam folder.
Putting Your Planners Together
Helpful Tools to Have on Hand
Below is a list of items that will help you put your student’s binder together. If you homeschool you probably already have some of these.
Some of the items are optional but will help put you put your planners together faster and easier:
- binders (approximately 9″ x 12″ or 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm)
- hand-held hole punchers
- hole punchers
- reinforcement labels
- laminator or
- self-seal laminating sheets
- sticker paper (for marker page)
- page protectors
- colorful paper (optional)
- colored pencils
- card stock
- index tabs
Before You Start Printing
Before printing your pages, I suggest going through each page first. Decide on which pages you’d like to print multiple times such as the note-taking pages.
Next, look for pages you’d like to pair up so that you can print these back to back and save on paper.
For pages that may get some wear as the year goes by as well as the resource pages that they will use often, I suggest doing one of the following:
- laminate pages
- print on heavy copier paper or cardstock
- insert into page protectors
- use reinforcement labels
For the marker or sticker page, you can use sticker paper or you can simply have your child color the markers, cut them out and just glue into their planner.
Also, when printing your planner make sure your printer settings are set to “actual” size. This will optimize your pages. If you use the other settings, it tends to shrink the pages by adding wider margins.
If you prefer to use the bookmarks at the end of the planners, you’ll want to print them on separate pages. I suggest printing them on cardstock, having them laminated, or use reinforcement labels so that they don’t tear out.
In the pics below, I cut out the name portion of the bookmarks so that it could stick out even more. I also made sure to hole punch each bookmark at least 2 inches above where the hole punch normally would go. I suggest marking the holes first before hole punching just to make sure they stick out above the pages.
Prefer to use index tabs? I get it. Below I used index tabs on the top and side.
Printing Free Student Planner Versions
For the free version, you will want to pair up the first monthly spread page with either the graph paper or oodles of doodles page. You’ll also want to do the same for the second weekly page of the last week of the month.
Printing the Student Planner Deluxe
Since your pages are dated, you don’t have to worry about making multiples of those pages. However, you may want to make multiple pages of the reading log, grade recorder, note-taking sheet and brain dump pages as needed.
Again, go through the pages and see if you really need to print every page. Some may be too advanced for your student’s grade level and others may be too basic.
Best Practices for Some Pages
Naturally, most of the sheets are self-explanatory, but I want to share with you different ways you can use your sheets as well as some best practices.
Weekly Spread Columns
Each day on the weekly sheet has a small column to the left and an even smaller column on the right. You can use the left boxes to enter the hour of the day or to just number each activity.
Use the right column for symbols such as a checkmark for those activities that are completed and an X for those that are not finished.
Kids can use this sheet for notes, calculations, and doodling. I personally like using the graph page to help keep numbers straight when calculating math problems.
We use colored highlighters on our attendance recorder. Yellow for holidays, green for school days, pink for weekends, etc.
If your student is not homeschooled, then please be careful when filling out the web resources page. Instead of entering the actual password, I would fill in a hint for that password. This way, if they misplace their planner, then you don’t have to worry about someone getting a hold of their internet information.
I created my version of the Cornell note-taking system that we use in our homeschool.
To learn more about this system if you are unfamiliar with it and so that you can apply it to the note-taking page, check out the video below.
Final Thoughts on Our Student Planners
Don’t forget to fill out the form at the end of this post to get your free version. If you’d prefer to go with our student deluxe planner, click here –> to visit our shop.
No matter which planner you get, please go through the pages first to see how best to put it together. You may or may not need every page saving you both paper and ink.
I hope that your student(s) finds their planners helpful as they get through this school year. If you have any questions or comments about any of these planners, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.
And if you have an idea for an academic page you’d like to see in the student deluxe planner, again, leave a comment below and I’ll try to add it in.
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