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Four Printables for Easy Yearly Planning

Each year, whether it’s the calendar year or the academic year, presents us with 365 days of new beginnings and possibilities. It also gives us a new year of vacations, health appointments, and responsibilities. Yearly planning allows us to block out time for those big and important items so that we don’t have to try to remember them while we’re busy with day to day life.

Today, I’m happy to be sharing the Academic yearly planning printables sets. My hope is that that these printables will help make planning your year a little easier for you.

Yearly planning is a great way to set a tone for the year and keep yourself on track.

The 2020-2021 academic yearly planning sets include a year on a page, special dates, yearly overview, and yearly planning printables.

If you’ve been a reader for a while the printables in this post will be familiar. I took the yearly planning printables I’ve shared before and updated them to match the new 2020-2021 Academic calendars. This set includes four different planning pages that will make planning your year a little easier.

They include:

  • Dated Year on a Page
  • Special Dates
  • Yearly Overview
  • Yearly Planning

I chose to keep them all separate because I wanted you to be able to pick the ones that will work best for you. One of the best benefits to building your planner is being able to fill it with what you need and not have wasted pages taking up space.

As always, with the dated calendar you have your choice of a Sunday or Monday Start day and all the printables come in either full or half-size.

Are you ready to check them out?

The Academic Yearly Planning Printables

Let’s kick this off with the most popular page: the Dated Year on a Page. There isn’t really much to explain with this printable. As I mentioned above you can choose from a Sunday or Monday start day in both sizes.

To get a copy of the printables you’d like to use, simply click the image of the ones you want.

Full-Size Year on a Page

The full-size version fits the whole year on a single page. I like to print a few of these out and hang them on my wall to use as yearly habit trackers. I like to track things like daily exercise, writing, and other daily habits I’m trying to reinforce.

Dated, year on a page printable for the 2020-2021 academic year. This version is full-size and features a Sunday start day.
Dated, year on a page printable for the 2020-2021 academic year. This version is full size and features a Monday start day.

Half-Size Year on a Page

The half-size version has the year spread over two pages. This allows for more room for highlighting dates and makes it easier to read the dates at a glance,

In the past, I’ve also used a year on page planners to track my husband’s days off when he used to work shift work, block out school and family vacation time, and highlight time frames for major projects. You can use a year on a page planner for almost anything.

Dated, year on a page printable for the 2020-2021 academic year. This version is half-size and features a Sunday start day.
Dated, year on a page printable for the 2020-2021 academic year. This version is half-size and features a Monday start day.

Special Dates Pages

In this update of the special dates pages, I purposefully chose to not title the page. I did this for two reasons. The first is that it allowed for extra room for each month and the second is that I wanted you to be able to label the page however you wanted.

Some of the ways I’ve seen people used these pages are:

  • planning medical appointments for the whole family
  • printing one for each family member and using them to track appointments and special dates for each individual
  • planning home renovations and other larger projects
  • tracking birthday days and other special events
  • marking down baby and toddler milestones
  • wedding and major event planning
  • planning monthly house cleaning and maintenance tasks

There are so many different ways to use these printables.

Just like the Year on a Page printables, the full-size is a single page and the half-size is two pages to make sure you have plenty of room for planning.

This printable is great for tracking special dates, projects, or anything else you need to know for the whole year.
This printable is great for tracking special dates, projects, or anything else you need to know for the whole year. It's a half-size printable so it will fit well in most A5 planners.

Yearly Overview Printables

The yearly overview printables were designed to give you a place to map out your whole year. There’s room to assign your top three priorities or projects for each month and a space for notes or other items you need to remember.

Just like all the other yearly planning printables, there are many different ways you use these to make them work for you.

One way I like to use these is to help me plan yearly goals. I use the top three space each month to note any major tasks or milestones I need to meet that month. In the notes section, I write down the smaller tasks that I need to accomplish to get there.

Another way I make use of this printable is for planning my home care. The most important projects go into the top three-space. These might include things like cleaning the dryer vent or pulling out the fridge to clean behind it. I use the notes area for planning deep cleaning projects for each month. The things that would be great to get to unless something else comes up.

Unlike the first two planners, both sizes are a four-page set. Each planning page is backed by a notes page to allow more room for things that might pop up, for making a detailed list, or just for jotting down random notes you don’t want to forget.

The academic yearly overview is a great tool for planning your goals and priorities for the whole year.
The academic yearly overview is a great tool for planning your goals and priorities for the whole year. This half-size version is super portable and will fit most A5 planners and can easily be tucked into a larger planner or binder if needed.

Yearly Planner

Last, but not least, is the yearly planner. This printable is sort of like a year on a page, special dates, and yearly overview all rolled into one. Except instead of room for monthly goals, this one allows you to set your yearly ones.

The dated section can be used in the same ways you might use a year on a page. Underneath that section is space to note a few special dates and set your priorities for the year. The notes area offers some flexible planning space that you can customize to fit your needs.

Plan out your academic year on one page with help from the yearly planner. Use the date grid to block off school breaks, set aside time for big projects, or to just check off each day. There's a place for important dates, as well as an area for your top three priorities or goals for the year.
Plan out your academic year all in one place with the half-size yearly planner. Use the date grid to block off school breaks, set aside time for big projects, or to just check off each day. There's a place for important dates, as well as an area for your top three priorities or goals for the year.

Yearly planning is a great way to set the tone for your year. It allows you to set up guideposts to follow as the year progresses. At the very least, it gives you a place to do some long term planning so that you don’t forget about things like dentist appointments and loved ones birthdays.

I hope that you find at least one of the printables in this post to be a helpful tool for you. If there’s another kind of yearly planner page you’d like to see, please click the button below to fill out the Reader Request form. I’m always happy to try to create printables that you need or want.

Before You Go

This is the part of the post where I turn it over to you. I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments on the printables shared in this post. Drop me a line in the comments below and let me know which ones you’ll be using.

And be sure to check out The Scatter-Brain’s Guide Facebook group. It’s a great place to connect with others who are building their planners, routines, and so very much more.

Thank you so much for taking the time to check out this post. I hope that at least one of the printables I shared will fit your needs.

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2 Comments

  1. Gayla Rydberg says:

    I love your calendars! I have tried many different kinds, but your calendars seem to fit me to a T! I am a former teacher and always just used my teacher planner for keeping EVERYTHING! Now retired, I find with fun things to do, disabled husband, doctor visits, granddaughter activivities, … I cannot keep it together! There are some wonderful calendars out there, but the cost is way above my pay scale. I can hardly wait to start 2022!

    1. ScatteredSquirrel says:

      Hi Gayla, thank you so much for your kind words. I’m thrilled that the printables are coming in handy for you. The 2022 calendars are coming out mid-September.

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