A couple weeks ago, my poor mailman practically got accosted by a wide-eyed, somewhat fanatical woman with toddler in tow.
OK...OK...so it was me! But, in my defense, he was delivering the latest edition of one of my most loved, most used homeschool momma tools...the 2013-2014 Well-Planned Day Planner from Home Educating Family.
Upon ripping open the box...yep, I TOTALLY ripped open the package like a crazed addict...I was thrilled to see that not only did the 2013-2014 edition have all my favorite features, but ALSO two new additions that will make planning for next year even better!
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Well-Planned Day Planner Features
All the wonderful features that I have come to know and love in a Well-Planned Day Planner make the 2013-2014 edition a homeschool MUST HAVE. They include the following:
- encouraging monthly articles from the Home Educating Family Magazine
- a family memories page
- a greeting card registry for easy birthday/anniversary tracking
- a monthly budget planner
- a weekly/monthly cleaning schedule
- an important/emergency contact page
- both a teacher and 4 student scheduler pages
- 4 class plans to assist in curriculum purchases/records
- semester progress and attendance record sheets
- a complete, six-page Holiday organizer insert
- monthly schedules for read-alouds, field trips, and bill payments
- and weekly schedules for dinner menus and non-homeschooling "to dos"
- 4 removable report cards for annual record keeping
In addition, this latest planner also touts 2-page monthly calendar spreads with extra large boxes for detailing monthly appointments at a glance AND corresponding side tabs for easy calendar access.
What I like about the 2013-2014 Planner
Larger Calendar Boxes
Juggling the schedules of seven people every month gets a bit tricky. And although I always color-code my thoughts to save space, the small boxes on last year's ONE-page calendar spreads made it rather difficult to keep it all straight. This year's TWO-page spread gives me twice as much writing room to record doctor's appointments, team practices, and other weekly commitments.
Space for Multiple LearnersOne glance at the teacher planners of my local school supply store, proved The Well-Planned Day Planner to be the PERFECT fit for this momma. I, like so many other homeschool moms, have not ONE, but MANY learners. The average planner only has enough lesson plan space for one grade level. This would require me to buy four lesson planners to record the schedules of each of my kids. But, with The Well-Planned Day Planner, I have sections for multiple students.
All-in-One Household Management
With the introduction of The Well-Planned Day Planner, I've been able to stream-line my home management record keeping. Creator and fellow homeschool mom, Rebecca Keliher, compiled the necessary forms and checklists that everyone wearing both the mommy and teacher hat would need throughout the year and put them ALL IN ONE SPOT!
|Weekly lesson plans-left side|
The Nitty Gritty
- The 2013-2014 Well-Planned Day Planner retails for $24.95 plus shipping.
- Bundle The Well-Planned Day Planner, family wall calendar, and one-year subscription to Home Educating Family Magazine for 30% off.
- Matching student, highschool, and college planners are also available.
For more information, be sure to visit Home Educating Family on Facebook and Twitter or check out my original review.
Weekly lesson plans-right side
Want to win a planner?
Now's your chance to grab your very own copy of the 2013-2014 Well-Planned Day Planner or one of five one year subscriptions to Home Educating Family Magazine...for FREE! Just follow the simple instructions from Rafflecopter. There are several chances to enter. Just click on the +sign for every entry you wish to make.
No purchase necessary to win. Must be 18 years old or older and have a US address to enter. Six winners will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter and announced Thursday, June 20, 2013. The winners will be notified by email and will have 72 hours to respond. If emails are not provided or the winners do not respond, the prize(s) will be forfeited and a new winner(s) will be randomly selected. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook.
***Mandatory Entry: To enter, be sure to leave a comment in the "comments" section of this post telling me which planner feature you are most looking forward to using. (Remember, simply leaving a comment does not ensure entry. You also have to click the +5 after you have commented.)