I had been thinking about getting a planner for helping me plan our homeschooling days, but wasn't sure if they are worth the money. I had just been using a binder with notebook paper. But I am so glad I purchased this planner. I love it! It gives examples of how you can use the pages, or you can do it whatever way you want. The paper is nice quality. It has helped inspire me to plan ahead and is helping me stay organized. I am definitely getting one of these each year. I also got my daughter the Student Planner. It is helping her to start getting a little more independent and we like doing our Monday morning meetings to quickly go over our upcoming week. This is really a wonderful addition to my homeschooling supplies.
Initially, I was really disappointed with this product. It has some good planning strategies in there, if you want real details. The first 6 pages or so are instructions to use the planner. For 2 kids, this has room to spare. There is room for up to 6 kids easily in this planner. It would be nice if there were tabs (will add myself) where everything is in the book such as weekly planner, etc. Its a great thing for those with older kids. For me, with 2 primary kids, this was a bit too much. I definitely would probably not buy this planner again especially at the $20 mark. I will probably make my own or try a much cheaper planner next time. I did not click with this planner. I will make it work this year, just because I spent so much on it.
I do like the weekly planning pages, and doing everything in pencil is a good thing. I like that nothing is dated in the book. I put the dates in myself. The inside covers each have a pocket. Its sturdy and large. Nice covers, durable. It is flexible, how you set up your schedule. As my kids are basically doing the same subjects and material, I arranged the weekly schedule by days of the week and subjects.
I think this would suit a large, busy family with older students.
I am in love with this planner, I love how she encourages you to make time to pray over everything, to sit down and take time with your kids each day, week, month, and evaluate how everything is going. It keeps my organized and on track spiritually too. The little quotes and bible verses as well as having a ''battle plan'' for the week are amazing. Everything is customizable for year/child/subject and i love how there is a section every week to put in where God's graces are apparent and things you want to remember that happened during the week with the family. I couldn't speak more highly about this planner! Love Love Love and will definitely be a purchase next year as well!