Elementary Daily Learning Notebook



Hi everyone! As promised, I have the elementary level Daily Learning Notebook for you all today! After seeing the cute one I made for Teeny Tot’s preschool this year the other kiddos all requested one as well, so I made one that was a little more of a challenge.

It also turns out that this helps with some of the daily things that Math U See doesn’t necessarily cover as often so it was a win-win!


–> Download the Elementary Level  Daily Learning Notebook <–

MAC USERS:  MAC users are saying that they get black lines across the file. If you install Adobe Reader, then open the file with that I think that takes care of the issue. Apparently Safari tries to open the file in preview or something instead of full view.  Hope that helps!


The first page talks about today’s date, days of the week, and numbers:

  • What day is it?
  • What was yesterday?
  • What will it be tomorrow be?
  • Write the date
  • Color in the day number
  • Is today’s number ODD or EVEN?
  • Write today’s number
  • Write the number that comes before and after today’s number




The next page covers money and time:

  • What time is it?
  • What time was it 1 hour ago?
  • What time will it be in 2 hours?
  • Make the date in coins.



Tally Marks: We also keep track of our days in school using tally marks, at the end of the month we’ll count up all of our school days then write the number in the circle at the bottom of that month’s box.



100 days count down: We’re also keeping track of our days in school up to 100. If you can’t read the numbers below, don’t worry! Strawberry Shortcake has taken to writing fancy little stick people on all of her numbers…



Monthly Calendar and weather tracking: We are also tracking our calendar days in school, they’ll write the month on the top of each calendar, then write the day’s number each day. At the bottom of the page is a place to track weather for each month. At the end we’ll discuss which type of weather we had most, least, etc. (The download has months in school year order: August – July)



And that’s it, our Elementary Level Daily Learning Notebook! If you missed yesterday’s post with the preschool level notebook you can click to download either version below:


Here are some other daily learning notebooks that inspired me!


  1. So I was stalking my email and Facebook page waiting for this post! I know…I need a hobby 🙂 I LOVE the Pre-K notebook you put out yesterday and was anxiously anticipating the elementary notebook, and I must say that I am NOT disappointed. You are so creative. Thanks for taking the time to create such great resources and for making them very cost effective.

  2. Thank you for sharing. I was so excited to pin this to my math board. It’s my hope that lots of other teachers will love your blog as much as I do. 🙂

  3. I have had a homeschool for 9 years now and just discovered your website yesterday for the first time. I am quite excited to come across new resources and ideas. Thank you!

  4. Loretta Smith says:

    So do you still have Calendar time all together and then have them fill in their notebook as you do Calendar?

  5. LOVE these! Exactly what I was looking for plus more 🙂 Is there any chance you will be doing one in cursive or an even older version?

  6. Printing this out now!! Cant wait to start using them!!

  7. These notebooks are so awesome. Girl, I don’t know how you find the time 🙂 I also added some sign language sheets from abc teach if anyone is interested!

  8. So glad to know that my son isn’t the only one that draws stick figures and faces on whatever he is writing!

  9. Rebekah Gainey says:

    Just printed this. Can’t wait to start using them with my daughter. Thank you for sharing.

  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! Thank you SO much!!!!!

  11. I love this amazing daily learning notebook.
    It will be a great addition to my son’s learning.
    Thanks a million!!!!!

  12. I LOVE THIS!! Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into creating this…and I just have to print them and stick them in a binder! Beautiful colors and detail. Looking forward to starting with these next year.

  13. As usual, this is wonderfully helpful. You are amazing. Unfortunately for me, however, I don’t have the right fonts on my computer. Can you tell me what font you used for the heads so I can get it? Thanks!!

    • I’m not sure what you mean by the font for the head? If you mean the dashed fonts, they are from I think you can download a dashed font free as well though, print dashed maybe?

    • Hi Carol, Are you on a MAC? I’ve had a couple people say that when trying to open that file on a MAC that it’s blank. If you install Adobe Reader I think that takes care of the issue. Apparently Safari tries to open the file in preview or something instead of full view.

      Let me know if that helps!

      • Hi ya 🙂 I love the notebook pages 🙂 BUT I am getting these black bars on the pages. I am using a MAC. I took a screen shot to show you but I don’t think I can post that in the comment section. Where can I send it? Thanks BUNCHES!

      • Thanks for the info, that took care of the problem, and we are now – happily – using your notebook pages. Just so you know how much I like your work, I was willing to open up Adobe Reader just to get this. I use Preview because Adobe Acrobat is a clunker and I avoid it as much as possible. Your products are worth it though!! Keep up the good work…you have many, many fans out here!!

  14. Hi Erica,

    This is an awesome giveaway. I am having trouble printing. Where some of the words are, especially headings a thick black line appears. Is the version in Mac? Firefox and Internet explorer or saving did not work. Thank you for any input. It is such an awesome worksheet.

    • I am having the same problem you are, but only on some pages. LOVE the download though! Thank You!

    • Hi Stacy and Teresa, I had someone with that issue yesterday. Try to RIGHT click on the download and then select to save the file to your computer. If you still see lines, email me at erica @ confessionsofahomeschooler dot com and I’ll send it to you another way.

  15. Thank you SO much for sharing this!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  16. Hi Erica
    Thank you so much! Can’t wait until we use it today (: I went to print it out but there are black bars on various pages? Did anyone else have that problem?

  17. Thank you so much for making one for older kids! I Have been using the daily notebook for my 4 year old and my son was asking to do it too. I’m so glad to now have the added challenge for him.

    On a sidenote: I am getting black lines too. Not sure why.. I have a mac so that might be why.

    Thanks again!

  18. Erica- just want to say that you have been such a blessing to our homeschool. I spent the weekend scouring the internet for something just like this with no success. I need as many things as possible to keep my 1st grader going while I work with her 3 older siblings and this will be such a help. Thank you so much for blessing others with the talents God has given you.

  19. It is so wonderful to have all of these materials — even though my son is only two 🙂 I am organizing WAY in advance 🙂

    • You’ll be glad that you started organizing and researching early. I wish I had. Check out Classical Conversations, Sonlight, and Half a Hundred Acre Wood. These are my favorite resources/curriculm along with Confessions of a Homeschooler. Godspeed!

  20. Hi!
    I recently discovered your site and love it! What great resources you have to share. God has certainly blessed you with creativity and I thank you for sharing it with others! I have one question… I have a Mac computer and often when I download your freebies there are black “streaks” across many of the top of the pages. For example, the “What day is it” headings are streaked and unreadable. The other parts of the page are fine. Perhaps this is a font difference? Anyway, just wondering if you’ve heard others with this problem and any hints to fix it! Again, keep up the great work and may God continue to bless your ministry!!!

  21. Thank you, THANK YOU for these! I’ve looked at so many other calendars to use with my 5 year old Autistic Kindergartener and I think I’ve found ‘the one’ that will capture and keep his attention! He LOVES numbers and Math, so this will be right up his alley! Thanks so much! God’s blessings on your family and on your ministry to homeshooling families! 🙂

  22. This looks great! This looks a lot like the meeting book that Saxton math uses, but better. I might just use this next year instead of the meeting book.

    • I am sure Saxon was one of the original and they have been such a wonderful resource for the homeschooling community, I agree. I also am enjoying all the different creative ways these different bloggers have made it better.

  23. I am sharing this post on my website. 🙂

  24. This is our 2nd year doing a daily notebook. I created one for my daughter who is in 1st grade last year because I wanted her to be fluent in these daily items. Yours is scary close to ours! Did you peek in our room!? 🙂 We also do the “code date: 9/14/12”, estimation station where she has to estimate the number of items in a container then she finds out the correct answer and must tell the difference and more/less. Plus we graph the temperature as well as put it on the thermometer. She loves to see the rise and fall of it on the graph paper. We also do simple measuring…a line I’ve drawn on the page. Your pages will be a wonderful addition for homeschoolers! I highly recommend they use them. Great job!

  25. Hi Erica,

    I really like how you conserved space by putting the calendar and weather graph on the same page. I want to use this page over again, would it be trouble for you to make the page without the month outlined and graphic representing the holiday.

    I can make it myself, but I was concerned about sharing it when it is exactly the same as yours without a title and replacing the graphic with a generic graphic. Would you mind if a copied the template or could you make a blank template?


  26. I just discovered your site, there is so much helpful stuff here! I gotta say I love Strawberry Shortcakes way of writing numbers! What a creative little girl!

  27. I simply can not express how much of a blessing this is to me. I have been chronically ill and just remebering to get through the basics is a challenge. Now I will have it all in one place. thank you SO much for your generosity.
    Additionally, if it wasn’t for your amazing preschool plans I would have had to reconsider staying in our co-op, but you have compiled the ideas for me and I can easily adapt it to my four little 4 year olds.

  28. loveathomeschool says:

    What font are the numbers? I don’t like the 1, 4 and 9 as my 3 yr old is getting 7 and 1 mixed up when she tries to write it by herself, and her 9’s look like g’s. When you do the cursive calendar, any chance you could find a font that has a simple line down for the 1’s and an open 4 and a straight line down for the 9’s? Otherwise, We Love your pre-K calendar notebook! It has been wonderful to go along with the other one we got from Mama’s Corner for the older ones. Thank you a million times!

  29. Need your suggestions. I love this idea but the elementary seems to advanced for the Kindergarteners (spaces too small) but the Pre-K seems too easy. Which once woud you use?

  30. Need to correct my post. Should have been “too advanced”

  31. Thank you Erica! Love your site and everything you share!
    I’ve tried 3x to print this, but can’t seem to get it to print in color. I have the settings adjusted on my computer and printer to print in color, but it just comes out in black and white (I’m on a PC with firefox). Did anyone else have this problem and a solution? Thank you!!!!!

  32. Natasha Bowers says:

    Thank you SO much for posting! Love the printables and can see many applications for these worksheets for all four of my kiddos! THANK YOU!

  33. Exactly what I needed for my first grader! Thank you!

  34. liezel tolentino says:

    Hi! Erica, thank youso much for sharing your beautiful works.can’t wait to print and use it for my are a blessing and God bless.-liz,philippines

  35. Is this Learning Notebook good for 7 year olds?

  36. Would it be OK to start this now or should I wait and start it at the beginning of next school yr?

  37. I love this notebook and it’s perfect for my 4th grader. She loves using the sheet protectors and filling in her information with her dry erase markers. I also have a 6th grader who kind of rolled his eyes when I suggested he do this, and I agreed. Have you ever thought of putting something together for older grades? I may make my own, but I am not nearly as artistic as you are! I was thinking of keeping the tally mark page and 100 days because that’s fun, but adding a “on this day in history” type page where he’d have to do a quick internet search for an interesting fact? Anyway, I hope you consider one for upper grades because you really do a great job with this!

  38. Do you think this is this too advanced for a child that just turned 7?

  39. Hi Erica,
    I just came across this on Pinterest and I love it I was interested in making something like this!!! This is our first year homeschooling and I was wondering what program you use to make these kind of things also what kind of printer do you use? I have heard a laser printer is the way to go to save on ink but I’m not sure. Thanks so much for sharing all of your awesome ideas!!!

  40. Sarah K says:

    What a wonderful resource. It’s such a great idea. Thank you!

  41. Julie T. says:

    Thank you for all these free printables! They look wonderful! I can’t wait to start using them! Blessings!

  42. Hi, you are awesome at this. You are very inspiring, and make me want to get my stuff together, It was nice seeing you on youtube, I had no clue you were the one who does this blog. So inspired by the workboxes, so glad to have pre-k and elementary daily notebooks, I dont have drawers yet but in meantime I will have to come up with something else to use for now. Thank you and God bless you for giving this stuff for us to use.

  43. Thanks so much for this! I love the preschool one for my 3 year old. And I have been looking for something for my First Grader to do as a review this year, and this Elementary school one is perfect! I really appreciate it.

  44. I cant wait to use your notebooks this school year with my children. I just posted about our curriculum choices for this year on my blog, and have linked back to your blog.

  45. This is an amazing resource! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! I just printed it off for my girls (ages 3 & 5). They will be so excited to use it (especially since it will be an excuse for them to use the dry erase markers)!

  46. Thank you so much for this! We started 1st grade (my 2nd yr homeschooling) last week and had I had been attempting to do something like this. This is so wonderfully laid out! I appreciate the time you took to put it together!

  47. Hi Erica,
    Thank you so much for all your great ideas and resources! What a blessing!
    I have older kids as well as younger and I was wondering if you have any ideas for older kids in Jr. and Sr. High? There are always things for them to working on too and I thought even they could do these daily notebooks. 🙂
    Thanks again!!

  48. Thank you so much for putting this together and making it avaiable to all! I have used your K Calendar Notebook every day, it has been much appreciated as a way to start our school day, so now I have printed this one in preparation for first grade next year! I know you put in your time & effort, thanks for blessing the rest of us with your work!

  49. WOW! Thanks for sharing!!!! Can’t wait to use this in my learning centre in September!

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