Plan Your Year Planning Kit

(22 customer reviews)


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You wouldn’t homeschool your neighbor’s kids.

You want to give your kids a personalized education.

Instead you waste time trying ideas that work on Pinterest but never seem to work for your family. You’ve spent tons of money buying new curriculum and tons of time trying it out, only to find yourself constantly tweaking it to make it work. You know that there has to be a better way, but you are not sure how to create the kind of homeschool plan that will help your family thrive.

Don’t try to use your neighbor’s homeschool plan.

In just a few simple steps you can create a personalized plan for your family. Learn to:

  • Schedule creatively to get more done and feel less stress.
  • Create learning goals and consider the needs of each of your children.
  • Plan a long-term vision, a doable week, and a simple daily rhythm that will work for you.
  • Evaluate resources and build a better book list. Goodbye impulse purchases you later regret!

Learn to create a homeschool plan personalized for your family.

Your days will go smoother, you will make more confident choices, and you will feel less stress each day as you teach your children.

There are many homeschool planners on the market. This is the kit that shows you how.

Ideal for the mom new to homeschooling as well as the veteran who wants a fresh look at the way she’s operating, the Plan Your Year kit guides you through the process of:

  • creating a vision for your homeschool
  • writing goals specific to the needs of each student
  • considering scheduling and curriculum options
  • creating a book list
  • organizing the school day in a simple and streamlined way

You will get:

  • 79-page planning guide
  • Over 40 editable planning forms
  • Audio workshops with Sarah Mackenzie and Mystie Winckler
  • Free lifetime updates and bonuses.
  • Free Facebook community.

22 reviews for Plan Your Year Planning Kit

  1. (verified owner)

    Very helpful! Even though I’m in my third year of homeschooling and only have 2 kids to plan for – this. has. been. a. lifesaver.

  2. Jennifer (verified owner)

    This is my eighth year of homeschooling, and I have never felt more prepared and excited to start my school year thanks to Plan Your Year! The step by step process helps you figure out the “whys”, then the “hows”, so you can plan with confidence.

  3. (verified owner)

    Love these resources for planning. Tons of great information and inspiration here! Cassandra @

  4. Sarah Bergren (verified owner)

    Practical, inspiring, and easy to use. Plan Your Year is head and shoulders above every other homeschool planning method or program I’ve tried! Following the steps set us up for the most enjoyable, rewarding, and low-stress homeschool year we’ve ever had. Online support through the Facebook community group (with hundreds of knowledgable and helpful members) is a huge added bonus.

  5. Jennifer Duperon (verified owner)

    I found this very helpful for organizing big picture and the nitty gritty of the homeschool year. I wondered if they would be worth the cost of my precious homeschool dollars, but they have been. The best part in my opinion is not the forms, or the planning guide, but the facebook group where there is tons of support for using the materials for planning as well as useful discussion for learning about different ways to do planning and scheduling.

  6. Rachel Gray (verified owner)

    Plan Your Year gave me the focus I needed to make a plan for our homeschooling year. I was adding a third student, which made me nervous. Before finding the Plan Your Year program, I sat down every day for a week to plan and every single day I felt overwhelmed. I felt like I was spinning in circles, so I kept putting it off. Once I went through the PYY e-book and filled out the appropriate forms, I felt confident and prepared for our school year. I love that I can use this planning program for years to come, too!

  7. Jennifer Young (verified owner)

    This was a Godsend and answer to prayer! It really helped me focus, not on merely getting the academic work checked off, but really choosing the material that suits my children’s strengths and weaknesses. I am no longer ruled by the curriculum, but the curriculum works FOR me! The most beneficial aspect was really sitting down and listing each child’s strengths and weaknesses and how to focus on fostering each within the year. Writing it down has really helped me during the times throughout the year that I start to lose focus. There is no right or wrong way to implement the plan. The plan helps you focus on your child…your goals…and from there a daily plan is developed that will work for your family. The online community is fantastic as well and a great resource! This is not another “do this method and your homeschool will succeed”. This is a “focus on what God has for your family and on your family’s goals, and you will succeed” (even with the inevitable setbacks).

  8. Amy Wooldridge (verified owner)

    I’ve tried many different planners over the years and this is the only one I have consistently used. It’s so easy to make it work for your needs.

  9. Amy (verified owner)

    Plan Your Year has helped me tremendously in planning and preparing for school! I love having the step-by-step guide to give me focus and help me stick to our vision and goals. Having a well thought out plan, based on a clear vision and goals, keeps me from getting distracted by all of the shiny things at conventions, and the plans and materials that work great for other families, but don’t match the vision for our homeschool.

  10. Mary Beth (verified owner)

    My three favorite things about these planning pages : they are practical and useful, they can be used year after year, and they are so pretty! Plus there is a wonderful community surrounding the use of these for homeschool organization! It makes the homeschool planning process so straightforward and purposeful!

  11. Stephani Speers (verified owner)

    This was such a life saver for me. From creating a vision to the details of pre reading, this resource is something that we use every single day. I cannot recommend this product highly enough. Thank you!

  12. Hilary Sharrar (verified owner)

    I am so glad I found Plan Your Year my first year homeschooling. The first year, the ebook walked me through my scheduling options. I was really clueless to the possibilities! We tried loop scheduling and made morning time a part of our school day. My second year I actually figured out how to type in and print the forms and I loved it even more. It’s tidy, flexible, and I have saved records of goals, plans and schedules. The Facebook group is also amazingly helpful, and I’ve gotten answers right away from Pam’s crew if I need help. I look forward to uncovering more treasures as I continue my homeschool journey using Plan Your Year!

  13. Stephanie (verified owner)

    I had my eye on this product for a long time, but didn’t know if it would really help me. Over the summer I started watching Pam’s videos and realized that I loved all her work so I took the plunge and bought Plan your Year! Wow, what a blessing, after reading though everything and truly following the suggestions I feel so much better about our homeschool. This really helped walk me though and make goals and keep myself accountable for what’s important, not just the shiny new curriculum.

  14. Lauren (verified owner)

    I just bought this and can’t wait to dig into it! I’ll save so much money being able to put this together myself! Type A personality approved!

  15. Jenny B (verified owner)

    I tell every single homeschooling mom I know about this fantastic resource! Since starting using Plan Your Year for my homeschool our school days have been more productive, more efficient, and more focused on the things that matter most to my family. Whether you use a box curriculum or make your own, enroll in a program or participate in a core classes co-op, the wise guidance in these pages and the many helpful, pretty forms will be a gift that brings peace and order to your homeschooling year!

  16. Madelaine Sanderson (verified owner)

    I just LOVE the Plan Your Year Homeschool Planning for Purpose and Peace that we purchased last year because I get to print/use the forms yearly, there are forms that have been added since that I am able to utilize, the private Facebook Group is so helpful, the PDF book and audio files that share it all and wait for it…Now we have Student Planner printables!! Pamela Barnhill, you are such a blessing for so many of us regarding planning for homeschooling our children!! You have created something with in mind knowing that each family has different needs and have put together a program that embraces that and so much more. Again Pam, thank you!!!

  17. Kim Gonzalez (verified owner)

    I have found this product so helpful. This was my 2nd year to use this planner and I’ve been homeschooling for 14yrs. I’ve tried other products and I really like the way there are so many options with explanations on how to use them all. You can then choose what you want to use based upon your needs. It’s a great product and I’m so glad I made the investment.

  18. Lori J. (verified owner)

    This was my first year using the planner. I reluctantly purchased it this summer because I have a history of buying planners and not using them. I figured this would be the same. But I LOVE this planner. It is so much more than planner sheets. The ebook you get with the kit is invaluable. Pam walks you through how to plan out a successful year. I have gone back to read the book for reference numerous times. And while I have tweaked my plans a few times, I find that this system works for me. I can make changes and print a new sheet. I LOVE it!

  19. Kat Brenner (verified owner)

    This was one of the best purchases I have ever made in my years homeschooling. I love how focused and prepared I was after making use of the materials, and I love that I can re-use the materials year after year since calendars and digital items are updated each year. Great investment!

  20. Shannon Leon (verified owner)

    Finally something that has helped me create a vision and plan for the year. The great thing about this package is that there are always updates and I don’t have to download it on my computer, I access it online. I can create my forms and print as many times as I want. It’s not just a planner, it’s a planning program with support and resources. Love, love, love it!!

  21. Tara (verified owner)

    I am so thankful to have found this resource! As a former teacher turned homeschooler, I have used many, many planners. I have switched planners so many times just on our homeschooling journey and haven’t found one that “works” for us until now. Pam walking you through setting up your year is so helpful and a resource I didn’t even think we needed with my teaching background. Boy, was I wrong! This has changed our homeschool for the better and I am so excited that I get to use it with free updates year after year. I’ll never have to look for another planner again!

  22. Lauren Scott (verified owner)

    I bought Plan Your Year last year and it has helped me to streamline the process of thinking through what homeschooling looks like for us–day to day, week to week, month to month–for the whole year. The fillable and printable forms provide me with all the tools I need and a TON of flexibility to plan through the entire process in a way that makes sense with the way I think. And, since it’s all on my computer, if I scribble on a page and want to start all over, no worries, I just print off another and I’m set! It’s so forgiving!

    I use the Plan Your Year process and forms for the bulk of the planning process over the summer, and I use it along with a bullet journal for our day-to-day record keeping throughout the year. What I love about PYY is that it has given me enough structure to build my own system–with as many or as few of the forms as I need–freeing me from being tied to an over-sized pre-fab planner that doesn’t quite fit my needs.

    I’m also thrilled that I won’t need to buy another planner for next year! I have everything I need already!

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