I told you in a previous post that I was going to share how I am going to plan for this next school year. Today is the perfect day to share as I have been busy working on their portfolios, completion summaries, affidavits and objectives (for next year). I am most definitely on a *roll* today!
I have used many different planners....from inexpensive calendar planners (dated) to homeschool tracker (online...which I then had to print out all 180 days worth of work I had documented), to URthemom planners. I have liked using the URthemom planners this year (I bought one for each child)....but I don't like the cost (plus shipping). The cost of them went up this year too! For three children (and shipping) I would have been paying at least $100 for their planners. I dislike that idea.
What I liked about the URthemom planners was that they were marked by the day (day one, day two) and not the date. There is nothing more frustrating to me than planning out a week's worth of school to then have a sickness or something else mess up our schedule. Then I would have to erase and rewrite things out (which drove me bonkers) on the right date. Planners marked with the day (and not the date) made it nice because I could plan ahead a bit and then just write the date we did things on the side!
I searched and searched for an inexpensive planner that would work for our needs. Etsy had some cute printable ones...but by the time you print out enough pages for three children, the cost goes through the roof again!
Finally, I came across The Complete Homeschool Planner and Journal: A 180-Day Record Book for Homeschoolers and Involved Parents on amazon. I looked at the reviews and then went to his SITE to look at it some more. For a little over $5 a piece, it seemed like something that would work really well for us! I admit, the cover is not too thrilling...but truly that was the least important thing to me anyway.
Here are some views inside the planner:
Information page and attendance record....
A general syllabus and a log of textbooks used...
It is marked by the day and you can write in what you want where it applies to you. It is straight forward and simple. I am really hoping this works well for us. The price is fantastic and seems to be just what we need.
If you would like to check out some reviews for this planner or purchase one yourself, I would love if you would use the link I posted above the photos! It is an affiliate link and benefits me a smidge if you use it to buy! :)
If you have a planner you are using or planning to use for your homeschool year, I would love to hear about it! Please share it with me!
Have a great rest of the week!