Mulberry Planner 2020
2020 Homeschool Planner | Digital Download
Southern Hemisphere designed, the only one of its kind!
"The Mulberry Planner has made my home education journey so much simpler, and so far, flow much more smoothly. There are just so many good things to say about this planner! [It] ticks the boxes for learning records for my son, myself AND the authorities. And it’s all in one neat, gorgeous space. I found documenting the planning really overwhelming at the beginning. [We're] two and a half years in now, and it’s definitely a joy, not a labour."
"I am loving this planner because it’s so customisable... there’s something for every type of homeschooler or unschooler. We unschool, so the pages for lesson plans aren’t for me but I don’t have to have them! I simply don’t print those pages and print extra of what I need. Plus I can order things in whatever way makes sense to me! ... If you’ve been wanting a bit more organisation with note taking I really recommend this planner! You can totally make it exactly what YOU need."
Plan and dream 2020 with the Mulberry homeschool planner
Feeling overwhelmed at the thought of organising yourself for your 2020 homeschool year? Wondering if you'll be able to keep up with your state's requirements? This mega download includes everything you could possibly need to plan, track and evaluate your homeschooling routine and your children's wonderful journey of learning through life! This is the perfect addition to your homeschool, whether it's your first year (congratulations!) or you've been homeschooling for decades.
Wanting to buy this for a friend? You can gift it!
What's NEW in the planner this year?
This is the third year we've released homeschool planners, and we’ve added some more goodies for 2020:
Have questions about the planner? Read our FAQs.
"I'm getting a head start on next year's planning and I feel so organised with the lesson plan outlines in The Mulberry Planner. The hardest part for me has been choosing which of the gorgeous cover sheets I want to use! There is just so much choice and I can really make this planner my own. My son loves having his own record keeping pages to use too."
- THE PLANNER IN MORE DETAIL -
Here's a detailed look at what you'll get inside the full 2020 Mulberry Homeschool Planner.
12 Brand NEW Cover Options
Personalise your planner with one of twelve choices, or hit refresh halfway through the year with a new cover.
NEW! See a week, term, or year ahead at a glance
This year, we had requests for more options for viewing upcoming weeks, terms or the entire year at a glance. We designed these templates to cover all 8 key disciplines in the Australian curriculum, with an open-ended design to suit grades K-12.
NEW! Plan your homeschool by subject area (K-12)
The following subject planning pages are new to the Mulberry homeschool planner in 2020. These 11 pages are aligned with the Australian curriculum, and can be integrated with your unique homeschool approach if you wish. You can use them to plan lessons and ideas for the week, term or year. All are suitable for grades K-12. You can also use them to record learning completed in retrospect.
These templates feature term planning sections for the eight broad learning areas shown in the Australian Curriculum. The core areas of English, Mathematics and Science have disciplines that carry through Foundation - Y10, so we have specified those in the above planning pages. The other learning areas (Humanities & Social Sciences, The Arts, Technologies, Health & Physical Education, Languages) vary more between year levels, and we designed those as more open-ended planning templates to accommodate a range of curriculum options.
A journey of learning for the whole family
Capture your family's magical learning journey with templates designed to include the whole family or individual holistic growth.
View the pages in more detail below.
"...We're now onto our fourth year of homeschooling... there's an evolving nature to it so I've used the pages that immediately spoke to me in terms of how the rhythm of our days go. I like to use the blank Morning Circle templates and customise them for myself. I've definitely used the Mama's book list - love that [the planner] has stuff for mums, not just kids."
"Setting out my planner I put the vision, snapshot of our family, yearly calendar, and lists at the beginning. Next is monthly calendars applicable for the current term. From there I set out week by week starting with notes, then lesson plans, morning circle, records of learning, reflections and notes. I add the nature finds, notes and quotes wherever I feel I want or need them."
Daily + Weekly Routines
Daily and weekly note templates with four different formats, including a weekly schedule (Mon-Fri + Mon-Sun). Use to plan your week or retrospectively record learning that occurs in a week.
Plan + record weekly learning for each term
Numbered weekly record sheets with customisable dates for 11 weeks
(4 layouts, mix and match for planning, recording activities and tasks, and notes and reflections).
Morning Circle pages
One template for each term (including an option with prompts, or blank templates so you can craft your own).
"The circle planning pages have also been brilliant as this is something I am new to and the rigour offered by the exercise of completing the template has been super helpful."
Lesson Plan Templates
Simple, ready-to-print lesson plan templates (structured with prompts, and blank lined template).
Be inspired by beauty and wisdom
Need inspiration to get you through a particularly tough week, month or season? Doing life without school can be a tricky gig and feel isolating and overwhelming at times, so let the words of encouragement on these posters soak into your soul.
Bullet journaling note paper
We've included blank and lined note paper (2 extra templates from last year) as well as bullet journal style dotted paper so you can capture those moments of creativity, design, maths, architecture and engineering!
"Here's how I use my planner... It is my diary, planner and journal all-in-one. At the close of each school week, I prep my following week on the ‘plan’, and tabled ‘record of learning’ pages. I store that week’s pages on my clipboard - which sits out, readily available. As we learn, I document our journey on the daily ‘record of learning’ and ‘reflection + notes’ pages. I transfer the weekly pages back into my Term folder once complete, and begin a new week. It’s so easy!"
Annual and Term Reflections
Term and Annual summary templates (options for you, each child and the whole family).
January - December 2020 calendar.
Includes an annual calendar overview for 2020, and monthly sheets (with notes section and duo-tone week layout).
4 term dividers - choose from dusty blue or white. (There are also 2 blank templates included for you to add your own term titles).
"As an unschooler I don’t plan a lot but I like to have all my homeschool materials organised and in one place and the Mulberry Planner has allowed me to do that. What I like about this planner is there are so many options and you only need to use what works for your family and your homeschooling situation. The addition of the blank templates means you can fully customise the pages if you want to. And it all looks cohesive and stylish!"
6 Section Dividers
6 x section dividers (lesson plans, resources, preparation, learning records, reflections, my lists).
14 list templates
List-makers, welcome to list heaven! Includes Mama's booklist, Dad's booklist, Kids booklist, Podcast list, Film list, Documentary list, YouTube list, Curriculum wishlist, Music list, Quotes I love, Habit training and (new on request!) 'Resources we own'. PLUS, there are 2 blank lists for you to customise your own.
"I was very happy to see the new Mulberry Planner has LOTS of list templates, and I’ve been busy filling them out and feeling virtuous about my gorgeous new lists (as opposed to the creased and crumpled bits of repurposed paper I usually use). I keep a book journal for myself, but I’m using the Mama’s Book List to keep track of the homeschooling-specific books I’d like to read or re-read. Having a curriculum list means I can keep track of what we’d like to try, what’s good now, what may be good in the future, and what’s not good for us at all. I’ll download and use each sample as we need it, and then either cross it off the list or purchase it."
4 Printables for Kids
There's something for the kids, too! Print off a reading record, achievements lists (two heading options) and a nature journal page.
8 DIY Templates
Looking for a customised page? Easy!
Step 1: Print these borders + wreath templates. Step 2: design your own table or Word Doc, then print your version over the top. Voila!
"I love the beauty and functionality of my Mulberry Planner! It's easy to personalize to my family and homeschool needs. I simply print the pages I need to for lesson planning and record keeping. Such a simple
and lovely way to help us stay organized!"
Full list of what's included in your download file:
- 12 x stunning colour cover options with the Australian wattle theme
- NEW! 11 subject specific planning and recording pages, aligned with the Australian curriculum
- NEW! Term planning overviews for all key learning areas (K-12)
- Daily and weekly notes templates with four different formats (Mon-Fri and Mon-Sun options)
- Goal tracking templates including learning goal setting, habit training, skill development + vision statements
- NEW! Activity checklist to plan out and record your week, where life blurs into homeschool
- Morning circle pages (structured and blank)
- NEW! Earth aware goals: to help your family set goals to reduce your carbon footprint and make a happier earth.
- Weekly schedule templates
- Faith-based or secular morning meditation/scripture planner
- Term and annual reflection pages (for you, each child and the whole family)
- Lesson plan template (structured and blank)
- 14 x lists (mama's book list, dad's book list, film list, documentary list, curriculum list, website list, podcast list, YouTube list, Kids' books list, music list and quotes list, resources we own, and NEW! 2 x blank templates)
- 6 x section dividers (lesson plans, records, reflections, planning, make a list, preparation, resources) and 4 x blank templates
- Annual calendar and monthly calendars spanning Jan-Dec 2020
- 8 dual tone term dividers (4 terms)
- Numbered weekly record sheets for 11 weeks (4 types, mix and match for planning, recording activities and notes/reflections)
- BONUS! 8 x DIY templates which you can print as borders and use to design your own pages
- BONUS! 6 x beautiful quote posters to stick up or put in the pages of your planner
- BONUS! 4 x printables for kids (Reading record, My Achievements #winning, Things I'm Proud Of, Nature Journal)
Printing and displaying
Designed for flexibility
I've designed this planner for ultimate flexibility, because I know that every family's needs are different. For example, many pages have multiple layout options, and are open-ended to suit grades K-12. I've designed more than 170 pages but you definitely DON'T have to print every page! Once you've downloaded, simply look at each file and decide which recording and planning pages you'll use, and which cover and section dividers you prefer. Then build your own planner by mixing and matching! If your needs change throughout the year, your planner can change too!
For unschoolers too!
We get a lot of unschoolers asking whether this planner is suitable for unschooling. It's a great question... We have it on good authority that our planner suits unschoolers too! (See what they had to say about the planner here.) Why? While you may not use the lesson plan or weekly schedule template, there are 100+ pages that will help you record your children's self-directed learning.
A simple digital download
The Mulberry Planner comes as a set of DIGITAL FILES for you to download and print. It's a full set of 179 gorgeously designed pages, templates, printables, lists and calendars - basically it's your whole homeschool year... SORTED!
Is this planner suitable for grades K-12?
The planner is designed to track students learning, whether planned lessons or incidental 'life' learning. The planner pages are flexible, and can suit grades from preschool to Year 12. We haven't designed it with a specific age range in mind, however the addition of our new Australian-curriculum aligned subject pages is a feature that will be particularly useful for middle and high school students.
I'm in the Southern Hemisphere, can I use this planner?
YES, friends, this planner is for you. This planner is designed for the January to December 2020 school year, and some of the new templates have specific mentions of the Australian curriculum. All pages are A4 size.
Are these templates A4 or US letter?
The Southern Hemisphere 2020 planner is A4 size, designed for Australian and New Zealand printers, and any other printer that prints A4.
Why is this planner sold in AUD?
This planner is designed and sold by an Australian company.
Do you deliver physical planners?
No, these planners are not printed, they are a digital download which you will get access to after purchase to download as PDFs and print. This is clear on our site, and refunds will not be given for accidental purchase.
A print-your-own planner allows you to add/remove pages as and when you need them and also lets you to customise to your liking in terms of both covers and pages.
I can't see the pages in detail on your website.
We've created large images for you to preview in detail, so to zoom in closer, press keyboard shortcut.
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When will I receive the digital files?
Straight after purchasing, you'll be directed to the links to download the planner. You can also access these links any time from the purchase receipt, sent to the email provided on checkout.
Can I print this planner at home?
The planner comes in a series of high quality PDF files which can be printed on standard home printers, however for the best results and quality we would recommend printing at your local office supply or printer store eg. Staples, Officeworks. This is quite cost effective as industrial printers are more ink efficient and can therefore be cheaper than buying a cartridge to print at home.
Can I print it all in black + white?
We designed last year's planner mostly black and white, but received feedback that people preferred the colourful floral designs for key title pages, to give their planner bold splashes of colour. This year, we've gone back to a strong floral design with our Australian wattle theme. In the 2020 planner the title cover pages, calendars, quote posters and most section dividers have a colour heavy design, however many of the other 'everyday, multi-print' pages are designed B&W, with minimal colour floral embellishments so that there's a small pop of colour when you print.
Can I get a refund?
Unfortunately, due to the nature of digital online products we do not have a refund allowance on our digital products because you are purchasing access to a link that delivers the product to you. We can't return a digital product when you've already got access to it so therefore we can't do refunds. If you believe you have extenuating circumstances, you can contact us.
I want a customised cover page, do you offer that?
At this time, we are no longer offering customised cover pages. We apologise for the inconvenience, but we have added more blank templates for you to choose from!
I have another question about the planner.
If it's not answered in the FAQs above, let us know! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
This planner was designed by Grace Koelma © 2020 The Mulberry Journal. All rights reserved.