The Student Planner is helping my children to become more independent and providing me with a way to track the work that they have completed without writing lesson plans!
I was looking all over for the perfect planner for my kids for homeschooling and this is it! I have 4 kids I'm homeschooling, kindergartner to 5th grade. The digital file was perfect so I can use it for each kid without spending a ton. Plus I have it in a 3-ring binder with their other school work to be kept for later, so all long term records are in one place. The check marks for the week is PERFECT for my kids and keeping them responsibile for their work completed for the day. I love how I can edit it and change it as we go as our schedule evolves throughout the school year. The attendance tracker is PERFECT for keeping track of school days and makes it so easy for each of my kids to mark their own paperwork. I just have to remind them to get all their check marks done and their "S" for school marked down. I love to be able to take the documentation piece off of my shoulders and have the kids all be responsible for their own work. Plus kids can't say they 'forgot' to do a subject when its on their paper and they have to mark off that they did it. Great accountability for my 5th grader who does her work independently. The yearly calendar is so wonderful to have to plan out the school year and make sure our start and end dates work and we get all our dates in. Such a GREAT tool to have in there. I'm planning my next school year and I'm waiting for the file to be updated so I can use that calendar to do my planning on. It has all the documentation I could use, and more. It's a perfect fit, and updates for life can't be beat! We'll be using this planner each year we homeschool as a great way to create responsibility and accountability for my kids with their schooling.
My kids really took to the planner right away. They loved filling in the personal stuff, and then they started reading more books so they could write them down. Now that we’ve been at it for awhile my kids are starting to get the groove of writing down the pages that they are working on (my older boy is more able to do this unassisted). We are definitely functioning in a much more organized and student-guided way. And I can say that it really helps me as the mother be more organized as well. I’m very thankful that we have these student planners for my boys. Thumbs up! :)
My daughter is happy to be able to keep track of her studies with the weekly checklist. She likes the independence of it, but also the reminder to see if she has fallen behind in a particular subject. Mom likes the digital format so she can use it with other siblings as well. I would recommend the digital format for families with multiple children.
We are loving these this year! Having all of their chosen work and grade records in one place simplifies our homeschooling immensely!
I love everything I’ve ever purchased so far. This is absolutely genius. I have never seen a planner this perfect for homeschoolers. Thank you for using your gifts to bless others. I love supporting what you are doing and appreciate all your effort in creating beautiful material for families.
This is a great tool and very simple to use.
We ended up purchasing the softcover and then the digital version as well.
So, I attended teach them diligently in February- a homeschool conference. God, in His sovereignty, planned it out to bring me there, and He worked in a very big way in our lives through it. He introduced me to Kim Sorgius and #notconsumed ministries, which offered a new way of schooling (for us), which would put the responsibility of everyday schooling on our kids, instead of on me. I bought her homeschool planner and worked my way through it. I printed checklists for the kids (and bought hers later- this product I’m reviewing). So now, instead of forcing them to sit and school all morning, and using up all my time everyday, with frustration, they just have a list of everything to do. It’s all the same curriculum, but allowing them to have the responsibility has changed their attitude tremendously. So thankful God worked all that out- he answered a small prayer of mine, more abundantly that I could have expected. I wish I had started this years ago. Thank you, Not Consumed!
I really like how this is set up! The colors are inviting and it seems easy to use. We bought the digital version and are excited to begin working through it. Thank you for putting this planner together for others to use!