For the first few years of homeschooling, I’ve kept most of my lesson plans to myself and just guided the kids through our day. They were little, after all. As they’ve gotten older, though, and more numerous, I’ve found that I just can’t keep up with all that stuff by myself. And besides, why should I? It’s not my education! I have three students (along with two not-students) to keep track of this year, so anything that puts more responsibility into the hands of the child and less into my own very full hands is much appreciated.
We’ve been using The Well-Planned Day Student Planner for the past few weeks, and I’m very pleased with it. It has a very simple, easy-to-use layout, so it’s good for fairly young students. There’s a high school version, as well, for the older set.
Every Sunday night, David (who struggles with his handwriting, so this doubles as copywork!) transcribes his reading list and other assignments for the week from my big planner to his little one. He is thriving on the increased independence that comes with choosing his own pace and checking off his own assignments. Checking off his boxes one by one gives him a sense of accomplishment in a way that my constant nagging just doesn’t. Nobody likes a nag, right?
I love he has taken ownership of his own learning! Because this book is his, he’s able to do his lessons in his own time and order, so we’re no longer butting heads over getting things done in a timely manner. I LOVE not having to remind him to read his lessons or do his math! I’ll probably be buying this for each of my students from now on.
Freebie! Before I tell you how to win a copy of a student planner of your own, click over grab a free ebook full of tips for getting your school year started right: Well Planned Homeschool: Ages & Stages. I think that ebook will be available for free until August 28.
Buy: The Well-Planned Day Student Planner comes in two designs: tech and floral. While it goes very nicely with The Well-Planned Day planner, it also stands alone quite well if you’re not using it. (Psst. You can buy all that stuff together as a bundle, too.)
Win: One Get Along Home reader will win a copy of The Well-Planned Day Student Planner in your choice of design.
How to enter: Just leave a comment and your name will be in the drawing.
Details: This giveaway is open to anyone in the US. This giveaway will be open until midnight, August 29, 2013. The winner will be chosen by And the Winner Is… WordPress plugin. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email. If there is no response after 48 hours, I’ll have to choose another winner. Please use a valid email address in your comments so that I can contact you if you win! Please use one email address per entrant, per household, per IP address. The giveaway provider (not Get Along Home) will be responsible for prize fulfillment. Good luck!
Disclosure: I have been given a copy of the planner to use for the purpose of this review. This post is also chock full of affiliate links. If you buy, I get paid a percentage of your purchase at no extra cost to you. I do appreciate it when you buy something through affiliate links. Here’s your mommy blogger grain of salt.