Back to School is coming up for us!
Do you have a planner you love to use for Homeschooling?
-GIVEAWAY OVER- In the past I have done a mix and match sort of thing, using some online planners, some apps, some Mom type calendar systems.
I think even when you are being “laid back” it is magnificent to be able to look back and see that record of all the things you do over the course of a year. Humbling in a good way. Every day adds up into such a special year.
But, you can get overwhelmed trying to organize. So,
this year, I am trying to simplify, go minimal, go old school…whatever you want to call it.
I want a planner to hold in my hands. A planner that can handle all my sudden thoughts and notes.
I want Minimal, yet a mix of Mom planner and Teacher planner. A planner that’s not afraid to go Biblical on me, reminding me with verses of my faith. A pretty design wouldn’t hurt.
Plus, not an online planner for me this year. No worrying about whether I have printer ink.
When I saw the Well Planned Day Family Planner, I was drooling to get one. (I even wanted it last year).
But, there is such a thing as a budget, so I waited. And then I got a chance to review it!! (*see my notes at the bottom if you’d be interested in being a #HEDUAgal.)
So far, I like what I see.
great spaces for thinking through school plans
The planner itself is 8.5 x 11, just the size to fit in your book pile or your school bag. It is spiral bound, 236 pages, with coated covers and color throughout.
The year runs July 2013 – June 2014. It is setup to organize Mom and up to four children at a cost of $26.95. (Watch for sales and bundle prices as well.) Or…win my GIVEAWAY!
great spaces for memories
While the Planner is not unwieldy, it has some of my “must-haves”
- It melds organization for home and school together. For example, you have school assignments and record keeping and right alongside, grocery lists and home budgeting.
We do not school (officially) year round, so this is Mom space for now
Until school starts, these blocks are MOM spots…later they’ll be more daily task/kid oriented…
- There are special sections for planning field trips, enrichment activities and books to read.
- They included perforated report cards. I do mine on the computer, but these are adorable and could make someone’s life easier!
- There are monthly tabs and a 2 page layout for each month with big blocks to write in.
- I love the encouraging articles for each month and the verses throughout the planner.
Overall, I think this Planner is a nice, sturdy one with a decent number of extra things, yet not too many forms I will never use. I like the convenience of not worrying about printing anything out and I’m just happy with this.
Go take a look at the Well Planned Day Family Planner for yourself AND Enter to win one here! (Giveaway ENDED 8/18/2013)
“For legal reasons, this giveaway is open to US residents only.”
Prepare yourself for all the other cool stuff you will see on the HEDUA website. Because they do offer some great other planners, including a wall planner, an online system, and bundles…oh my. Find what would work for your style!
I do also recommend their magazine, I like the articles and get that myself. And, they have a great facebook page and a talk show and reviews…all good stuff. Take a peek at the HEDUA Facebook Page also.
Now, I said I would share this earlier!
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