Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Review ~ 2009 Schoolhouse Planner

As a stay-at-home, homeschooling, homemaking Mom, I struggle with balancing all the tasks that need to be done daily. I make shopping lists, plan menus, run errands, cook, clean, and do laundry. Oh, I’ll stop, I think you get the picture!!!!! A lot of my time is spent preparing lessons and projects to teach the children at their various grade levels. So, you see, life around here is busy.

I have found a great planner to help with ALL areas of my life - The 2009 Schoolhouse Planner!. There are grocery lists to print off and use, menu planning forms, recipes, calendar pages, and many other items to help me manage my household. There are tons of resources to help me with lesson planning and teaching the children. Whether you have preschool or high school aged children…The Schoolhouse Planner has something for YOU!

This planner is going to help make our end of the year portfolio a lot easier! I am going to use several of the forms to help communicate our goals and objectives to enhance our portfolio. In Pennsylvania, you have to make a portfolio to submit to an evaluator for assessment at the close of each school year. The 2009-10 school year will be the first year I will be required by law to do this. So, after reviewing this planner, I breathed a HUGE sigh of relief. I began to see how the forms and calendars are going to look nice and professional in the portfolio, and help me communicate concisely all of our goals, objectives, reading logs, field trips, art projects, etc... for our school year.

I just printed the “Books Read This Year” form for the children to use to track all the books they read for our summer reading program!

My FAVORITE form is titled, “Weekly Schedule – 3 Children.” They have weekly schedules made up that are designed for the size of YOUR family! Since the planner is in Adobe Acrobat form, I can type in the information in the weekly schedule, and print it out!

I am thankful for this planner. I know it will help me achieve more balance and organization for our family. I appreciate how it is not just a school planner, but it also helps in the management of our home. I only wish this planner came along with a personal assistant to give me a little (or BIG) push when I fall behind!

Click HERE and take a glimpse of all the planner has to offer! There is a breakdown of the table of contents, and a lot of great pictures to look at! Once you’re there, I’m sure you’ll want to purchase a copy for yourself at the wonderful price of $39.00. You don’t have to wait for anything to be shipped to you! Once you purchase the planner, it will be available for IMMEDIATE download on your computer! If I still haven't convinced you this is one AWESOME planner, then go to this BLOG and read more reviews.

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1 comment:

Lori said...

It's obvious you really liked this planner! That's great. :-D

I like the options for multiple kids schedules as well. My favorite part is that you can type right into it, too cool.