Free Homeschool Planner Pages in iWork 09 Formats (***NOW ALSO AVAILABLE IN ’08 FORMAT)

I like to set up our yearly plans in a traditional planner form, but I don’t want to have to handwrite it all.  (My kids appreciate it when I don’t because they can actually read the forms when I type them!)  I like to have a weekly plan for each of the kids and a daily “assignment sheet” for each of them as well.

I needed a template that would work with my planning method so that I could just “fill in the blanks” and have all the formatting and such the same from day-to-day and week-to-week.  I didn’t find any ready made template that met my own requirements, made in iWork documents, specifically.  I refuse, refuse, refuse to use microsoft cr*p.  I just refuse. (You know, just because you CAN do something doesn’t mean you should!  Just because I CAN use microsoft cr*p on my Mac doesn’t mean I should!)

So, with lots of help from Chief, I made a couple of templates. I will make these available (gratis) to anyone who wants to use them. The weekly lesson planner pages have been created in Numbers and the daily page has been created in Pages.  Each Daily Template contains 5 days in one template and the Weekly Template is 2 pages for one week.  These are to be printed on standard 8.5 X 11 sheets and you can punch holes in them to put them in a binder or you can just put them in a folder or whatever makes sense to you.  You can fill in all the information right on the computer and print as you go or you can print them blank and handwrite the assignments.

I only have spaces for 5 subjects because I put all of my English/Grammar type things in one space, all of my History-Geography/Literature in another and some classes, the ones we only do once or twice a week, will share spaces with others of similar frequency.  This could be easily modified for any number of classes, however.  Just insert rows and resize accordingly then you would save it again by going under “File” and then find “Save as Template” in your drop down menu.  Before doing this, you can actually fill in the subjects and anything else that would repeat each day so that you don’t have to type the same things over and over.  Please note that if you get these Templates and want to modify them, I cannot help you with that. I don’t have time to give tutorials on Pages and Numbers templates.  You will just have to use the “trial and error” method, but at least it’s a start, right?

Here are some screenshots of the basic forms:


PagesDaily sample (PDF)

So, here’s the trick…. how to upload these so you iWorks users can download them…..  Pages and Numbers are not document types supported for upload at WordPress.  I can, of course, turn them into PDF’s for anyone who just wants to print them, but there are loads of other forms out there that are ready for printing and filling in by hand, so adding yet another one won’t  (probably) be useful to anyone.

So, here’s what I’ll try:  If you would like to try these iWork Templates, please leave a comment. You are required to leave your email address to comment (never, ever published or disclosed) and I can use that email address and send these forms attached in an email.  If there is ANY interest at all, I will send these out as soon as possible, but if it turns out that there is a lot of interest (hey, ya never know!) I will email at least twice a week

Of course, these forms are ©ME!!!  They are free for your own personal use, for your own homeschool.  Yes, if you’re teaching at a coop and want to use the Daily Assignment Sheet for all of your students, you may.  Please leave the small copyright notice in place (it is not in the same place on the actual Templates as it is on the screenshots above.)  Thanks!

***As an alternative to using Pages or Numbers, you may consider using iCal.  You can find a really good tutorial HERE.  Whichever you find most useful, I wish you luck and success in your schooling!


Solution completed.  I now have these available as templates in both 08 and 09 formats.  Please specify which version you would like me to send.

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107 Responses to Free Homeschool Planner Pages in iWork 09 Formats (***NOW ALSO AVAILABLE IN ’08 FORMAT)

  1. mum6kids says:

    They look great. I wish I could find a way of putting stuff on my blog that could be used. Must be a way to pdf things.

  2. primarycat says:

    I’d love for you to send ’em my way! Thanks! 😀

  3. Salena says:

    Oh, I would love these. I had just about resigned myself to having to design my own.

  4. Debbie says:

    These look like they are just what I’ve been looking for. Please send them to me!

  5. D says:

    These look great- thanks and please send to me!

  6. Keith says:

    I have been looking for a template like this, could you please send it to me? Thank you very much!

  7. Jodie says:

    I would love to use the first one – the numbers format. Thanks!

  8. Tiffeny says:

    I would love to have some mac forms!!!!!!! I am sooo happy that I didn’t have to resort to making my own! I would love the weekly lesson plans file!

  9. Deb Knabe says:

    Thanks for the template ideas. I’d love to get these and use them. Organizing is a must—I’m homeschooling five right now!

    • I hear ya, Deb! I did phonics and chemistry one year with 5 students total. I’ve only got 4 kids at home just now and the 3 yo isn’t doing much by way of “formal” schooling… mostly because I don’t want to go back to schooling 4 just yet! (and yes, 3 is a bit young anyway!)

      Email sent. God bless!

  10. Loren says:

    thanks for doing the work for us. Look forward to using your templates. Please send when you have the time.



  11. Jodi Downerd says:

    I would like the lesson plan templates for iwork 09 please.

  12. SUSAN:

    I have received your request. I am sure that you understand that, considering your email addy, that I am a bit apprehensive. I have sent it, however, from a “safe” email ~ it is a yahoo account.

  13. Ammie says:

    Hi there… would you mind forwarding a copy to me as well.. I love my iwork, what I have used with it.. i have the 08 version. I’m trying to talk my dear hubby into the new box set with the new OS. As soon as I bought my macbook.. like a month later they came out with Leopard. So I heard that they are soon to come out with Leopard snow.. so I’m going to wait… Thank you!

  14. Rachel says:

    Those are great!! They look alot like my lesson plan (word files) I used when I was a school teacher!! 🙂

    I am sure the organization and planning part of lesson planning is SO much easier now that it is on the computer – no more erasing and rewriting. 😛

    Will you be “schooling” Little Dood? 😛

    • Hey, Rachel,

      I won’t be doing formal schooling with the boy. To keep him busy while the girls are working on their things, I do provide more structured activities for him, and from them he learns things, but I don’t start any formal schooling until they are solidly 4 (and then it’s very basic.) For my little guy, that will mean next year.

      I’ve always been in the “better late than early; better on time than late” camp and I still think age 5-ish is a good time for most kids to do more formal (but not too formal yet) schooling, but I also watch for cues from the individual child (as an example, I had one who was insistent that she learn to read while she was still 3, close to 4, but still 3 and another did not read until about age 7. Both are excellent, “above level” readers now and the one who didn’t read much at all until 7 still did other work, I just kept the reading to a minimum and read to her as often as necessary.)

      I’ll include theboy in our crafts for celebrating the liturgical year, let him play with the math manipulatives and things like that, but it will mostly be learning by observing, I guess you could call it. Baking cookies means he gets to observe measuring, painting means he learns about colors, reading together means he learns about letters, words, sentence structure. He naturally does “narration” type things. He loves to retell about everything and I make sure to take the time to listen. I might have him draw a picture about whatever he’s retelling (a book we just read, a movie we watched, an event that took place) but it is really informal.

      My primary goal for them before I start schooling is to teach them to recognize that our “learning hours” are times that are set apart (and yes, learning is an all-the-time thing, but we do set aside time to do ‘school work’) and that it is ~or can be~ a fun time. Now, of course, one day when they are learning multiplication tables or long division or how to divide fractions, they may not think of it as fun, but they do, generally, start out that way!

  15. "Mrs. Jill" says:

    Would love to receive the ’08 version, please! Thanks!!

  16. Becky says:

    I’m just trying to figure out what my lesson plans are much less creating a template! It would be great to try yours out. Thanks for sharing:)


  17. Harri says:

    I’d love to use the numbers template, been looking for something like this for a long time!

  18. Renae says:

    I would like the lesson plan in iwork 08. I just can’t figure out how to make mine do some stuff.


  19. Marcia Buckmaster says:

    Can you send a copy of the weekly and daily planner or tell us how to download it.

  20. Sheryl says:

    Need ’08 templates (am a teacher). Thanks!

  21. Patricia Allen-LaFleur says:

    I would love a copy of your lesson plans. I need the iworks 08 version.

    I’ve been doing mine for years from AppleWorks, but definitely need to update. Mine were done on an AppleWorks Graphics program.

    Thanks for your help. I’ve looked all over for templates compatible with my new Apple.


  22. jamie lyerla says:

    Could you please email me your homeschool planner template pages? The 08 version would be best. Thanks so much,
    Jamie Lyerla

  23. Homeschool Heather says:

    Would you please send the ’09 templates to me? Thanks so much for sharing your handiwork!

  24. Homeschool Rome says:

    I am interested in the ’09 templates. I greatly appreciate your efforts and thank you for sharing your templates.

  25. Kristy says:

    I would love these templates! I have ’08. Thank you so much!!!

  26. Adrienne says:

    Please send the template in the 09 version. Looks fantastic. Thanks.

  27. Debbie says:

    Please send the templates for version iWork09. Thank you so very much for helping us moms who dedicate so much time to our children by making life just a teensy bit easier = )

  28. Robin says:

    I’d love the ’09 templates, please. Thanks!

  29. Linda says:

    I would love the ’08 templates. Thank you so much because I’ve been pulling my hair out trying to figure out what to use this year. I just discovered the e-book planner I bought this year doesn’t allow changes to be made. Grrrr!

  30. Rosemary says:

    Could you please send the Numbers ’08 version to me? I can’t wait to try it out! Thank you for making this available.

  31. Melissa says:

    I teach Montessori kindergarten, and this is exactly what I’m looking for to keep my themed lesson plans and demonstrations. May you please send me a copy of just the planner? Thank you!

  32. clint says:


    I would very much appreciate using your iwork 09 template for homeschooling records.

    Thank you,


  33. C.Brent says:

    I would like your templates for download to iWorks 09 please. Thanks for your efforts and for making these available to us.

  34. Lois says:

    I would love a copy of both templates, the daily and weekly – these look like the closest to what I need and have not found! Thank you for sharing them!

  35. Melanie says:

    Hi – would love the 09 version – thanks a lot!

  36. Mark says:

    I would love the 09 version! Thank you very much for providing these valuable helps to all of us. Homeschooling parents could always use something to help them keep organized! Thank you! – Mark

  37. Sheila says:

    I would love to try out the ’09 version. We just switched to Numbers/Mac and I have not have the time to delve into template making. Thanks!

  38. Egypt says:

    Hi ! Would like to try these templates for my lessons 🙂 please & thank u

  39. Corey Fisher says:


    We’d like to try the iWork ’09 version please.

    Also, have you tried ZIP/Stuffing the files? Perhaps that would be uploadable. There are other ways that might be more complicated but may work…


    • I wish that would work, but wordpress has a very specific list of files you can upload to free, wordpress hosted accounts. The files are under 300kb (combined) so size really isn’t an issue.

      I hope you find the templates useful.

  40. Tee says:

    I would love to have this – just looking for a right weekly planner for myself!

  41. Tammyjo says:

    Would love the templates. Trying to keep Microsoft stuff off my Mac as well. If only there were a good ESword….sigh…

  42. MWilson says:

    I’d love the ‘09 templates, please. Thanks!

  43. ~Marni says:

    I don’t need the templates, as I make my own on my Mac too!
    Just wanted to say thanks for the providing Mac items for us Mac lovers!

  44. Kelly says:

    I would love the weekly templates. I have ’08. Thanks so much. This will be helpful.

  45. Dani says:

    I would love your 09 templates!!!
    I have never read a blog before. Just got my MacBook Pro last night! Thanks to my Texas hubby of 32 years! We have been Catholic homeschoolers with 5 children (4 boys, 1 girl) for 17 years and I am still looking for ways to make things easier. Things are always changing.
    God bless,

  46. marlon says:

    please send iwork template. thanks

  47. Please forward the iWork ’09 templates.


  48. Julie says:

    Please send iWork ’09 templates.

  49. Shauna Montrucchio says:

    I am eager to begin using iWork instead of Office.

  50. Lindsay says:

    Could you send me the templates please? Thanks for taking the time to make them!

  51. Mandy Burdick says:

    I’m not sure yet what planner format I’m going to use or if I’m going to make my own, but wanted you to know that what you’ve provided is exactly what I was searching for: Homeschool planner pages (templates) made in iWork. I appreciate the time you put into this! There is a need for it. And between you and me, I smile at your “I refuse to use microsoft cr*p”. Me too.

  52. Kitty says:

    Hello! Thank you for making the templates available! Please send me iWork ’08 and thank you so much!

  53. Bill Stainbrook says:

    Thank you for making your templates available. Please send me the Lesson plan templates for iWorks 09.
    Thank you,

  54. KJ says:

    Please send the templates. They’ll be very useful for my SPED students.

  55. Dana says:

    Hi! I could really use the iWork ’09 templates! Just started Home-schooling a rowdy 8 year old and need some organization. Thanks in advance!!

  56. Kellie says:

    I would love to use these templates. I am new to iWorks so a template would be extremely helpful. Thanks!

  57. Holly says:

    Hi! Thanks for offering this. If you’re still sending these out, I’d love to try it with the ’09 version. Thanks again:)

  58. Lynn says:

    I would love to try these with iWorks 09.

    Thank you!

  59. Belinda Hardesty says:

    Would I be able to get ’08 and ’09? We have ’08 now, but hubby says he’d planned to upgrade this soon. Thanks!

  60. Amy says:

    I would love to try the ’09 version. Thanks for doing these. I am entering my second year of homeschooling (6- and 3-year-old girls) and decided to do a search for a template before creating one myself! I love homeschool communities! So many people willing to help out newbies like me! God bless you!

  61. rachel says:

    I would very much appreciate these templates for iworks09. Thank you so much!

  62. Denise says:

    Thanks so much for offering these to everyone. I can see by all the comments that everyone loves them. I would appreciate it if you would send me the 09 versions or whatever your most updated version is. I have recently jumped on the mac train and LOVE it!!!
    Thanks again

  63. Hi! Thanks for sharing your work with me. I appreciate not reinventing the wheel! I am running Pages and Numbers 09. Have a great day!

  64. greensenses says:

    hi, i just got a mac & am starting to homeschool. would love to get the templates for iwork 09 if the offer is still there. thanks for your kindness.

  65. Dawn says:

    I would love a copy of the ’08 and ’09 versions ( I have both, one on each computer) if you wouldn’t mind.

    Thank you,

  66. Sharon says:

    I would love the template for 09! Thank you!

  67. Matthew says:

    I would really like to have the templates for 09 if you have time to send them along!

    Thank you for your generosity!

  68. lisa todd says:

    Wow, thanks, I have been looking everywhere for something to use and am not savvy enough yet with my MAC. Thank you for sharing.

  69. Jaime Ryskoski says:

    Is it still possible to get the templates?

  70. Dana Anderson says:

    could I possibly still get the templates? I am just starting to homeschool and would love some planning help! There aren’t many planning toolsthat I could find out there for macs – so thank you!

  71. Jared Harrell says:

    Are these still available? I am trying to do all my teaching from my iPad and have found a good template for my grade book, but have yet to find a good template for lesson plans with the iWork suite. I would love to check your template out! Thanks!

  72. Rondi Andersn says:

    I’d like to use the templates for weekly planner and daily assignments.

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