I have just received The 2010 Schoolhouse Planner (for free) for review today and I am so excited! I have to say this: It is HUGE!!! The creators of this over 600-pages planner, Heidi Strawser and Kris Price, have thought of all that we homeschool parents could possible want in a planner. This is not an ordinary planner, it is a major help in organizing not just your homeschool, but even your home, your garden, your diet, your life!
The 2010 Schoolhouse Planner features monthly articles on homeschooling by popular homeschool names. The different authors they feature are already experts in their field of homeschooling which makes the articles a valuable part of this planner. The articles also feature useful links to other resources found online. Aside from that, there are monthly Resource Lists for items that are sold in The Schoolhouse Store. Personally, what I find really valuable is the Miscellaneous Educational Information, which is only a small part of this whole planner. From that section, you can already plan a course of study for some subjects in your homeschool. Looking for something new to add to your menu for the week? You’ll also find it here! Every month there are several recipes to try out that are submitted by other homeschool moms just like you.
Have I written about the over 120 pages of forms yet? Well, every form you need to organize your homeschool is right here – from recording your goals for the year, planning your curriculum and where to purchase them, to monthly calendar pages, weekly and daily pages. If you’re homeschooling 3, 4, or 5 children, your forms are here. How about preschool and high school? Here Grade records? Here! Transcript? Here. Nature journaling? Here! Field trip planning? Here. Planning your co-op? Also here. Well, need I say more when I say it’s complete? It’s all in here!
Not only that, The 2010 Schoolhouse Planner organizes the rest of your life as well. Need to organize your garden, have a diet log, plan your weekly and monthly menu, list your groceries? It is still here. Do you need a place to start with your Bible reading? A place to record your devotions and prayers? Do you need a form to keep track of your library books, the videos watched, the books read? Still in here!
Need I say more? I love The 2010 Schoolhouse Planner – Making a Plan for School and Home! The forms and articles I’ve mentioned here are just half of what it is filled with. I can’t write them all down because then this will be such a long review. Oh, and did I mention that it is in digital format and totally interactive? This means you can either use it on your PC or print it out – whatever is your pleasure.