Well, it's that time of year again. It's time to start planning for the next school year. One of my goals for this year is to be more organized. While it hasn't been extremely important while the children have been young, I am going to have to start reporting to the school district in a couple of years and I want to make sure I have everything organized properly to cut down on the stress. I figured this year would be a good practice run to see if I have what it takes to continue homeschooling as the children reach school age. It has been so simple for me to teach preschool level materials as I have worked in the Montessori and another day care prior to having the children. But, this school age thing has me thrown for a loop. I am so thankful to have found some great planners from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and Schoolhouseteachers.com (a division of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine which I reviewed for the TOS Review Crew back in December of 2012) and I would love to share them with you.
This is the "Big Mama" 2013-2014 Schoolhouse Planner.
There is just so much information packed into this customizable planner. You'll find tons of forms to help you organize not just your homeschool, but your home as well. Most of the forms are able to be edited on the computer, you can then choose to save them on the computer or print them out (me I will need to print them out, I need physical copies, but it is great that I will have a copy on the computer as I tend to lose things), and you can even print them out and fill them in by hand.
There are several different calendars: year at a glance for 2013 and 2014, and single or double page monthly calendars.
There are forms galore. Forms for planning the course of study (such as assignments, objectives, homeschool requirements, convention planning and even preschool organization and checklists), forms for keeping track of your curriculum, forms for evaluations through the school year (including book logs, audio/video logs, extracurricular activity logs and standardized testing result forms), forms for organizing field trips (which also includes co-op information), a file on Lists of Lists (such as Top Picks, What Not to Do or Use again, and To-Do lists), and scheduling forms (such as weekly planning by subject, weekly schedule forms for 2, 3, 4 or 5 children, daily plans, goals and extra curricular activities)
There are also notebooking and journal sheets to print and use. You will find both print and cursive worksheets, nature journals, regular journals, book report forms and even science lab pages. There are even Unit Study planning pages.
And that is not all. You will also get a slew of "Must Know Lists" in multiple subjects. These subjects include: Fine Arts, Geography, Mathematics, Science, History, Canada and Language Arts.
In addition to all these forms and lists, you will also receive helpful homeschooling articles.
And if that is not enough, they also included a separate file of household forms and information, which I have not had the time to really look at in detail. I did see gardening, pet and car information, plus chore charts, but there is so much more (over 80 pages worth of information and forms in fact).
This is the Primary Schoolhouse Planner
You will find articles that are written especially for primary students. There are calendars, planning pages for homeschool and home, field trip report sheets, book and video logs, chore charts and a Bible reading schedule. There are also informational lists such as Caldecott and Newbery award winners, Biblical lists, grammar rules, story starters, math tables and animal classification charts. There are over 200 pages of information and forms.
This is the Intermediate Schoolhouse Planner
This is the High School Schoolhouse Planner
This is the Special Learners Schoolhouse Planner
The prices listed above are for non-members of schoolhouseteachers.com.
You can have access to all of these planners by becoming a member of schoolhouseteachers.com. The cost to become a member is just $3 for the first month and $12.95/month thereafter. Alternately, you can sign up for the entire year for just $139. To see what you would get for your membership, you can head over to the site and you can also read my review here.
I have been given the opportunity to GIVE AWAY 2 of these planners to one of my readers. The winner will receive The Big Mama Planner and their choice of one of the other planners (Primary, Intermediate, High School or Special Learners).
All you need to do is enter in the Rafflecopter form below. There are only 3 simple mandatory entries, with the remainder of the entries being optional. Remember, you do not have to do the extra entries, but they will increase your odds of winning.
This giveaway is open to US to those 18 and over.
The giveaway runs July 9th through July 14th
Thanks for stopping by and good luck!
Disclosure: I receive access to all of the Schoolhouse Planners from schoolhouseteachers.com for being a member of the TOS Review Crew. This did not in any way influence my review. I only recommend products I use personally and feel will be a good products for my readers.