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This is almost everything I wanted and nothing that I didn't
on August 24, 2011
I received a copy of this to evaluate. I am so glad that I did.
I have been homeschooling for about 15 years. Homeschooling is rewarding, amazing, and terrifying. The amount of chaos that goes with it is truly intimidating. This is what makes homeschool moms a great target market for planners. The homeschool planner market is chock full of gorgeous planners with zillions of lovely pages to use for journaling, book lists, inspiration, cute quotes, daily plans, long term plans, short term plans and every other possible page you can think of. Keeping up the planners can be a full time job
This planner doesn't have that. This is about as straight forward a record book as you could find. It is for use by your student. There is one page for basic identification and grade information. There is one page to list the general syllabus for each course. There is one page to list the texts used for each subject. And then, there are 180 pages designed to record all your academic activities for each day. Every possible category is listed in a way that encourages you to look not just at typical assigned seatwork but also at activities and field trips. One page for one day. There is nothing else to this book. I wouldn't really want anything else except perhaps space for a reading record.
If you want a beautiful planner with inspirational quotes and lots of sections keep looking. If you want a simple straight forward planner that will help with excellent record keeping by you and your student- get this one. Heck, at under 6 bucks it isn't worth the trouble to make your own.
I have just cancelled my (backordered) order for much more expensive planners for my kids and ordered 4 more of The Complete Homeschool Planner and Journal. Simple is great.