Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A Super-Cool Digital Planner

I have been looking for "the perfect planner pages," and I may just have found them! As a homeschooler, one has specific needs in a planner; our job covers the home, the education (read: books, curriculum, schedule, evaluations, possibly grading, and on and on...), the nurturing of a husband/wife and children... around the clock. The Old Schoolhouse's new digital planner, TheHomeschoolPlanner, is a printable download that is rich with both essential and "wish-list" planning elements, as well as fun "extras" for your school.
The planner holds a variety of different themes with helps to create a virtually complete unit study, or accent your planned course of study. For example, if you focus on US History, TheSchoolhousePlanner includes a complete text of several major original US documents, a list of states and capitols, the presidents, and more! There are helpful articles by well-known homeschool speakers and writers on everything from enriching your science education to chore training tips. You can even print a measurement equivalent or kitchen conversions chart - oh yeah, my chefs are all over this one.
Some of the record-keeping resources include nature journal, book list log, unschool record keeping, a 12-year planner, and a daily grade log. Household gems include featured recipes each month, a household appliances record, gift budget, really, YOU NAME IT, it's in here.
In addition, the planner pages are bright with clean and simple, but whimsical graphics (perfect for those of us who need visual stimulation to make our pages "fun" and entice us to actually look at them), but you can print them in black and white if you prefer. Best of all, it's digital, so you only print what you need, and you can go back to it as often as you like.
I was looking for planner pages that would be my "all-in-one" notebook this year. It will stay open on our school table and we'll be able to find all kinds of goodies, along with our essential records. This planner will, in essence, become my household notebook and my "Mom's Homeschool Portfolio" in one. My studly man will appreciate it greatly if, as I hope, this helps reduce the "piles" I've got scattered around our little universe.
I've gotta say, I planned to just give you a little blurb of this product I received, and I've written you an ad... I can't help it. TheSchoolhousePlanner has it all. In case I've enticed you, here's your link: http://www.theoldschoolhousestore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=2499&zenid=ee9847d8c3a75af3eba0f8f136e9837f
Happy planning!


Vicki @ notsosahm.wordpress.com said...

Sounds cool! Let me know how you like it. I like donnayoung.org for charts/organization, but you have to do the organizing yourself.

So, this means all your days will be perfectly organized, your kids will stay on track and you'll have a hot meal on the table every night, right? ;)

LovingLegacy said...

Ha,ha! EXACTAMUNDO, sistah! I'm a fan of Donna Young, too - I really like the graphic nature of these charts and the ease of getting to some archived "helps" I'll actually use. Let's check in with each other and see if our fantasy days will still be happening in, Oh, November... and then let's remind each other "It's All Good" under God. =)