Oops, forgot one section didn't I? The Education section will look different in homes that homeschool vs those that don't obviously. If you don't educate at home you would want to put any information from your child's school here - important dates, phone numbers, fliers, permission slips,forms.
Here is what we have:
The paperwork from our private school umbrella program including our attendance sheet. Many states require some kind of record of days of instruction. Donna Young has an attendance form with a font very similar in style to the rest of the binder so if you need one this is a great place to get it. A Course of Study is also extremely wise to include. Again Donna's form is perfect.
Our weekly school goal chart Download school_weekly_goal_checklist.doc I mentioned in a back post that this includes daily work (at the top) and then the other squares are things for them to choose from the rest of the day. My high school student has this chart Download asher_weekly_goal_sheet.doc to track his work. Right now this is it for planner type forms. Donna Young has some excellent unit study and blank weekly planners if those are more your style.
Then I have some philosophy pages that briefly outline the method behind our madness. ; ) There are two Charlotte Mason files that I adapted from Simplycharlottemason.com and Ambleside Academy Online:
I have my Montessori Scope and Sequences from monteaco.com.
I also have the masters for our notebooking pages. You can print these onto cardstock and use them to make notebook pages for history, science, art, narrations etc. You can also leave them as desktop forms and type and cut and paste net images directly into the sections. There are a lot of them:
these next couple are lined for nature notebooks and biographies:
Download nature_study_half_page_2.doc lined half page only
There are some nice downloads of book reports, artist and composer evaluations etc at Love 2 Learn Place. Whatever you find online that you love do print and keep a master. Too many times over the years I have just bookmarked things thinking I could get them later only to find them removed. Here is a link to Historical Movies in Chronological Order. A reading list is very nice to have. Reading Your Way through History is a great resource. The Caldecott and Newberry lists are also good guides.
Ok now I am done. : )