If you are a homeschool mom, you have probably tried a few planners to help you keep all those lessons, activities, and such organized. Many of you have probably found that most planners think you are a cookie cutter image of 1000s of other homeschool families. If you have more than two or three children, than finding a planner is ten times harder. However, one of my favorite homeschool companies, Apologia, actually a current sponsor of this site, has a planner that is so versatile, but yet planned out enough to help you get organized and stay organized.
The Ultimate Homeschool Planner designed by Debra Bell and Published by Apologia will change your homeschool planning chaos. With room for six children, lesson plans, a reading list, calendar, field trip log and more, you will find that keeping all those pages together for your whole family is rather easy with this single planner.
Count your blessings while charting your family’s homeschool journey with this gorgeous day planner from best-selling author Debra Bell. The Ultimate Homeschool Planner will help you prayerfully prioritize your family’s lessons, assignments, and activities as well as academic and personal growth goals for each of your children. Includes teaching helps, record-keeping, and pages to document God’s faithfulness throughout the year.
I love all the encouragement throughout this planner. From Bible verses, quotes and more, and articles to encourage you as you plan.
There are pockets on the inside of the front and back covers, yearly calendar for school years 2011-2015. This planner is full of tips and snips to help you plan the best year yet.
I really do like this planner. A few things I think may be missing…
- Tabbed Dividers-I added my own
- Recording pages for grades…I really would like more space than what is included. I have set up a separate binder for this and my Ultimate Planner fits nicely into this binder.
- I could also use a bit more planning area…maybe a project planning area that has more room for larger projects to plan out step by step?
One of my favorite parts of this planner, happens every week. The pages where it has the Bible Plan, Battle Plan, Prayers, Hospitality/Outreach, Memorable Moments, and Evidences of Grace. Every week, right before the lesson plan pages there is a two page spread for the above. What a great way to watch God work through your homeschool each week. I love the versatility of the lesson planning pages, this makes it easy to change as you need for your own family’s needs. I also love that it is not dated, so if you have to change, you can easily erase it and change what is needed.
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