I am currently homeschooling a 1st grader and a pre-k child. I use this planner primarily as a record of what we have completed rather than as a lesson planner. I like the layout and the space given for each child. some of the features are not needed by me yet since I am teaching such young kids.
I think my biggest dissapointment with the book is in the quality of the printing. My home printer could have done a better job and the paper is so thin. The ink transfers from one page to the next causing weird "ghost" lines that just make the book look sloppy and some of the pages look like the printer was running out of ink as it was being printed. For the price I would expect a nicer job than something printed at an office store.
I'd recommend this as a planner based on the layout but really hope the quality improves.
It has what I need and isn't overrun with pages or features I don't need. Plenty of space for lesson plans for one or more kids; reading list, curriculum page, extra activities, test scores, couple of calendars, and plenty of planning pages.
There are areas for noting field trips, book reading lists, appointments, and other things. She thought of a lot when planning this planner. It is in a spiral binder so it lays flat. The only thing that doesn't work for me, personally, is that I like to take a lot of notes when I am doing my lesson planning so I don't have to reference other materials. There just isn't enough room for me to make all the notes I like to for daily lesson planning. If you are a "nutshell" note taker, then this is definitely a great planner all the way around for you. Additionally, I noticed the author lives about an hour down the road from me, so I really wanted to support her.
This planner was ideal for our needs. There is plenty of details for record keeping, but not too much extra stuff that I will not use. We only have one student, so will be able to use this same planner next year. It is ideal for families with more than one child being schooled.