Organize Your Student’s Day With Clipboard and Checklist Download

One of the best things about the homeschool moms who have downloaded my homeschool planner is that they are always coming up with ideas for new planning pages.

I have been working hard behind the scenes to get these out to people who request them and also to get them to you as well. I have a bit of a backlog so bear with me!

Free Homeschool Planner Five Day Student Checklist Pam Barnhill Homeschool Solutions

Today, we are talking about the student clipboards we use to help organize the kids’ day. In this less-than-three-minute video, I give you an overview of how we use them and some tips.

Things that go on our clipboards:

  • Weekly checklists (see below)
  • Any perforated worksheets like our math or All About Reading sheets.
  • Copywork sheets
  • Lesson tracking sheets from our curricula.
  • Work in progress.

Free Homeschool Planner: Student Weekly Checklists

I am including two download options for you for a student weekly checklist. I am always tweaking and changing and this is the latest one I came up with at the beginning of the year.

I have ours typed out and just print it in black and white each week — nothing fancy. We use a four-day option because we have co-op on Tuesdays. I have also included a five-day option as well. Download the one that helps you the most.

Four Day Student Weekly Checklist

Free Homeschool Planner Five Day Student Checklist Pam Barnhill Homeschool Solutions

Five Day Student Weekly Checklist

Free Homeschool Planner Five Day Student Checklist Pam Barnhill Homeschool Solutions

These have been really handy keeping us on track. I don’t know about at your house, but sometimes at ours the day gets crazy and it is hard to remember what has and has not been done. A quick glance down the checklist makes sure everything gets finished before they distract me so much I forget what needs to be done.

Like all of my free and paid planning pages you can type in these using Adobe Reader, save them to your computer, and print them again and again. This free homeschool planner tutorial will show you how.

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  • These are great! My kids get a checklist on a clipboard each week but I like this much better than what we were using. Thanks!

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  • Megan says:

    Hi Pam!

    I loved the video! The checklists are such a great idea and the clipboard system! I can see that being really helpful for some of our homework coach students. I have a student now whose mother uses a weekly grade calendar and check list for each of her sons. It really helps them stay on top of assignments and upcoming tests/projects!

    Thanks so much for the tips!

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  • Adrienne says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

  • Dorothy says:

    Thank you for this. We use clipboards for all our lessons. The children have a separate clipboard for each subject. That way, if they want to do a subject outside or upstairs they have the clipboard to write on, Clipboards are a table you can take with you. 🙂
    I’ve been trying for several years to get the children to use a student planner from CLP, but they never want to do it. After listening to a podcast on planners last week I though I’d get them excited by letting them decorate their student planners, but NOW I think starting with something simple like these pages would be best. Once they are in the habit we can move to the student planners I like so much. Maybe. lol.

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    So would you use these instead of a spiral notebook?

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      Samara, I could see using these forms in different ways … for Mom to fill out spiral notebooks from or for older children to use while working toward independence. Pam currently uses the spiral notebooks for her kiddos, but started after this post was written. I, too, tried weekly checklists for my young children and they much prefer the daily assignment spiral notebook. It’s less overwhelming. I hope to move them toward independence with a form like this one as they get older. Hope that helps! Dawn (Community Care Coordinator for

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