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Free Charlotte Mason Homeschool Planner

***NOTE: This planner has been updated for the 2024-2025 school year!

Are you looking for a free Charlotte Mason Homeschool Planner? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Today, I’m sharing our planner for the year and at the end of this post you can learn how to get a printable copy for yourself!

With that being said, I love literacy-based learning and have been a big fan of Charlotte Mason’s philosophies for a while now. We decided to go with Ambleside online this year as a guide for our curriculum choices.

Ambleside has a handy week to week editable planner, but I wanted to simplify the presentation a bit and make it a little more user-friendly for our family.

How do You Organize so Many Subjects?

One element of the Charlotte Mason approach is that you are laying out a feast of knowledge and ideas (in short lessons) for your kids to learn. From Bible reading and copywork, to math, history, geography, the arts, and habits, that’s a ton of content!

While this is all well and good, it can be overwhelming for us, as moms, to organize that feast without us wanting pull our hair out.

With that being said, this free Charlotte Mason planner is a way to see the big picture and organize it in a way that makes homeschooling with this method productive and fun.

My Charlotte Mason Homeschool Planner

We will have our core subjects that we do each day like Bible, math, reading, literacy, copy work, and history while the other subjects will be on a loop schedule.

The Ambleside year is broken up into three, twelve-week terms, therefore this planner is organized by term. (Black and white only, I had the pages printed front and back and bound at a local print shop.)

Let’s check out the layout in this free Charlotte Mason Planner:

NOTE: This planner has been updated.

1. Yearly calendar

At the beginning of the homeschooler planner, there is a simple year at a glance page. Here you can find the dates from August to July spelled out for the next year. This is nice tool to have when you are doing long term planning or highlighting school attendance days.

2. Monthly calendar pages

Then, there are full-page monthly layouts for each month. These months calendar pages are handy for tracking appointments, school notes, events, field trips, or family appointments.

Furthermore, at the bottom of each page, there is an inspirational Charlotte Mason Quote to help you stay on track with your ‘why’.

3. Goals

The goals page in the free Charlotte Mason Planner is where you can think through some of your big-picture plans for the school year.

You can set some goals for things you want to touch on daily and also things you would like to see happen on a weekly basis.

4. Prayers for my children

Next is a page where we can pause and consider where are kids are at. We can evaluate their growth and also ponder what areas we can help them improve in. This page has you listing your kids strengths and weakness then gives you a small read to write a unique prayer for each of them.

5. Book Lists for the year

This free homeschool planner also has a place to record all your books for the year. It also has a free reads page to track your recreational reads as well.

6. Scheduling charts

This is a place to figure out the logistics of what our homeschool day might look like. This is space to decided on how long each lesson should approximately be, which subjects to do daily, and a list of subjects to loop.

7.  Subject notes

This space is available for specific notes on each subject. You can record goals for the year, extra reads that you might want to add, or sections you are thinking of skipping. 

8. Year 1 Bible bookmarks

Ambleside year 1 Bible mapped out along with memory verses. I printed and laminated mine as bookmarks, then left a copy in my planner for reference. (Note: these bookmarks are specific for year 1.)

9. Weekly Spread

A weekly spread with space to plan each subject out for the week. Furthermore, this layout is where you can be specific about page numbers and specific assignments. You can keep track of your loop subjects and check off lessons as well.

10. Term recaps

Space to record our accomplishments as well as areas that need improvement. (I also printed out and included the Ambleside oral assessments here after each term recap.)

After each term, I plan to take a couple of days and make any changes to our schooling that need to be made, while switching artists, composers, music, habits, etc.

11. Notes

The end of the planner has a place for miscellaneous note taking. Note: if you like taking notes, I would recommend that you make extra copies of these pages and sprinkle them throughout your planner, so you have plenty of space to write your thoughts and lists down.


Free Charlotte Mason Planner Download

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More Ways to Organize Your Homeschool

Whether you are just getting started with homeschool or you’ve been at it for a while, there are always areas to readjust and reorganize. With that being said, here are some other helpful resources to help you plan and organize your homeschool.

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  1. What a beautiful planner! I love the fonts you chose. And I enjoy so many things about Charlotte Mason’s philosophies! (What a great quote by her about observing!) Nice job. 🙂

  2. This is fantastic! Thank you SO much for sharing this! I’m so inspired by other mommas using their gifts to bless the world! Big hugs for a great year!

  3. Does this come with the weekly subjects blank? I like to write mine down each week in the order that we are doing them and it changes according to our schedule.

  4. I’m so glad you shared about AO. I try to used them this pass school since I am new to CM method but found the website to be overwhelming and confusing. I would like to try AO this school year but I’m still not sure about what year to start my child. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you

    1. Well, I’m not sure I will be much help with your question. Last year was our first year trying AO and I ended up tweaking year-one quite a bit to make it work for our family. My suggestion would be to look through the recommended list of resources, sample a few with your child (perhaps some of the free-online options), and see if it would be a good fit. Best of wishes on your homeschool journey! ❤️

  5. Love, love, love this!!! Have been looking for something just like it, and am excited to pick it up from Staples tomorrow. Thank you for all the hard work you put into making something so helpful!

  6. Thank you for this!! After all the time I’ve invested in planning for our very first year of a CM education I just don’t have it in me to design a planner I love as well. HA! The problem is, I’m such a visual person that the normal free sheets I’ve been finding would have honestly been a hinderance to me. I’ve loved the options I’ve noticed on Etsy to purchase but they were also a bit overwhelming since I only have one child to plan for this year. SO again I say, THANK YOU.

  7. I saw a homeschool planner that I really wanted but couldn’t afford it (nearly $25! Yikes!!) thank you so much for sharing this!!

  8. Hi there! Found your site via Pinterest while browsing for ideas! We are sort of new (not too new) to homeschooling and I was just looking into planners. We are not doing Charlotte Mason but the planner looks great!

  9. Thank you so much for all the love and effort you gave to make this planner and to even share it with everyone who needs it. God bless you!

  10. I am excited about giving this planner a try. Thank you so much for the hard work you have put into creating it and for sharing it!

  11. Hello! I printed your planner last year, and I had to come back again for this year’s planner! Thank you! I loved the simplicity and beautiful font and it works wonderful for my Simply Charlotte Mason school year! Thank you!

  12. Thank you for this resource and for updating it each year! I was just checking out this page last week and was so excited to see today that it was updated for the new school year.

  13. Thank you so much for this! I used it this year for our first year homeschooling and it was just perfect. Printing out the updated one to use for this next year now! I looked at a ton of planners and this one is just seriously the best. Thank you again!

  14. I love your planner! Thank you so much for all the time and beautiful work you’ve put into it. It is a great blessing to me

  15. Just wanted to thank you for making this available for free! It is so beautiful and I am excited to use it with my little for Kindergarten this year!

  16. Excellent!!! Shared already with my sister and a few friends!!! Yay!! Can’t wait to print it all off!!! Any chance there is another file that is my boy-ish? I’d even pay you for it if you had one!!!

  17. This is unbelievable resource…and it’s FREE. Woozers!! I love it. Thank you for providing it. I’ve shared it with friends and my sister. Any chance you have one that is more boy-ish?? Like with the clip art?

  18. I searched and searched for a homeschool planner that could accommodate all three of my children. Of all the planners, yours was by far my favorite. Thank you for the providing this resource. What an amazing gift and blessing to homeschooling mamas everywhere!

  19. Thank you so much for updating this free planner every year! It was such blessing last year and I’m planning on using it again this year. The simple thoughtful pages really helped me thing about our schooling in a different way.

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