Do you consider yourself an organized homeschooler? I don’t. Personally, it takes a whole lot of planning to keep me on track. If I don’t lay things out nicely, I just get lost. And overwhelmed.
When Sprittibee and I hosted a live chat on burnout at The Heart of the Matter Online Homeschool Virtual Conference, we discussed that one of the best ways to prevent burnout is to organize (session notes here).
I was excited to see that The Old Schoolhouse was releasing a new e-book planner this summer, and even more excited to have the opportunity to review it and give away a copy to one of you!
The key to successful planning is to organize every facet of your school day, and The Schoolhouse Planner was designed with that object in mind. It contains not only the features you might expect in a homeschool planner – yearly, monthly, weekly, and daily calendars; field trip planning forms; curriculum planning forms; book logs; extracurricular activities; science lab and nature study sheets; through-the-Bible in a (school) year schedule; Bible memory and other memory work forms; etc. – but also planning tools for other areas of your family’s life, the areas that can make or break your efforts at successful organization, such as: household planning forms and schedule charts; grocery, menu-planning, and food logs; and budget and financial planning forms.
You’re already impressed, right? I’m not finished.
The planner includes essays from your favorite homeschool authors like Amanda Bennett, Jeannie Fulbright, and Amy Pak on relevant topics, such as how to homeschool through high school; teaching science and geography; and why you should teach a foreign language.
I love the unexpected additions, like recipes and “homeschool must-know” tidbits: states and capitals; periodic tables; timelines; 7 wonders of the ancient and modern world (a personal favorite); famous artists; and more.
The beauty of this planner is that you can download it immediately and print what you need. Large family? No problem. Just print the necessary number of forms.
Hyperlinks are clickable and the format is interactive PDF. If you’ve never used an interactive PDF, you’re in for a treat. You can type directly on the forms on your computer before printing.
Each month contains links to date-appropriate resources at The Schoolhouse Store and monthly supplemental planner modules will be available, too. There are other features too numerous to mention.
Want a copy of your very own?
How to win:
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