Here's a different sort of product up for review! This is not curriculum. This is something to help you be a better teacher for your kiddos -- no matter what their age. This is the Hey Mama! Print Schoolhouse Planner 2016-2017 by The Old Schoolhouse.
I really like this planner. And here's what I like. I like the simplicity. I like the cleanness. I like that I can easily see what is going on without a bunch of everything ... everywhere.
Each month includes a "Hey Mama" page which is pictured below. This page offers a little bit of support, encouragement, and fellow "you are not alone" advice as you start the month. Goodness knows we all need this. I love feeling "community" in the comfort of my own home.
Next up is an entire page for notes. I really like this aspect. Just a page to write down the things you are thinking of or need to remember without littering your calendar which a bunch of nonsense.
After that, it's on to the monthly calendar section with lots of room for writing down what is going on every day in your life.
At the end of the calendar are a bunch of pages allowing you to draw out your homeschooling schedule for a week. I like that there are SIX slots meaning you can lay out six days worth of schooling. (We often school shorter each day but do six days a week instead of five.)
There are also pages for:
- Semester goals
- Yearly goals
- Attendance chart (for up to 5 children)
- Books read this year (for up to 4 children)
- Curriculum Planning Sheet (for up to 5 children)
- Homeschooling Contract list
- Writing prompts
- Story starters
- Thirteen colonies by date
- Timeline of Inventions
- U.S. Presidents and their wives
- Branches of Governments
- States and capitals
- How to create an academic transcript
- and more!
Bottom line, you WILL like this planner. It is done so simply and cleanly that you can make it work for you with little or no effort. I love it and look forward to utilizing it for the next school year.
I also hope you will take the time to visit them on social media. You can visit The Old Schoolhouse at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, @TOSMAg or Google+.
I'm also doing a giveaway of this product for one lucky reader. I happened to receive a second copy of this planner at a Conference I was attending, and I am giving away that second copy to one reader. Just leave a comment and your email address and in one week, I'll randomly choose a reader to receive a copy in the mail!