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Monday, June 22, 2009

2009 Schoolhouse Planner Review

Just when I though the Schoolhouse Planner couldn't get any better {or bigger} it did. And if I thought last year's planner had it all, I was WRONG!

The cover isn't the only thing that has changed in the The 2009 Schooolhouse Planner. It is bigger and better than it's predecessor. Bigger by more than 100 pages and bursting with over 100 form {40 brand-new ones!} to help you organize your home and school life. If there is a form you are needing, or didn't even know you needed, you will likely find it in the planner.

The Schoolhouse Planner is a 375 page pdf download {$39.99} that is available from the Schoolhouse Store. It is an interactive pdf file ~ that means you are able to type in the pdf file and save data in the various forms or print them off with your information already entered.

The 2009 Planner contains articles on a variety of topics: the thirteen colonies, weather, lap books, letter writing, homeschooling around the world, learning to spot planets and more. It also provides resources to have at your fingertips including US states and capitals, invention timeline, US presidents, famous composers, 7 wonders of the world, and the periodic table. It also has monthly recipes {even one from yours-truly!}, green cleaning recipes, resource lists, and alphabet copywork charts.



And to give you a little 'peek' into the planner, here are a few of the forms you'll find inside.

Homeschool Forms
include:
  • Annual plans
  • Course of study
  • Yearly goals
  • Curriculum planning
  • Preschool planning
  • Education objectives
  • Yearly grades
  • Progress reports
  • Weekly schedules
  • Weekly planning
  • Field Trip planning
  • Audio/Video log
  • Science lab sheets and more
Household Forms include:
  • Weekly schedule
  • Home repair projects
  • Grocery list
  • Menu planning
  • Budget sheet
  • Prayer journal
  • Garden plans
  • Pet health
  • Website login/password information and more?
The best features? Being able to type in your own information before printing it off and only print off what is needed {or wanted}. If you get halfway through your year and realize a different form would work better, you can switch easily. Storing your homeschool and household information in a binder allows you have everything conveniently in one place.

While it might seem that I am always on top of things, I can honestly say that having a great planner helps me immensely. I'm the type of person that needs lists to visualize what is coming up. During our school year there is a huge difference in our productivity when I have taken the time to sit down and plan out our week vs. hoping for the best. The price of this planner might seem a little steep at first, but keep in mind that this is a planner you will be able to use for years to come! Since the forms are all blank, you'll be able to save the pdf file on your hard drive and get a jump on future planning too.

Be sure to visit The Schoolhouse Store and see more that the 2009 Schoolhouse Planner offers. As an added bonus, if you order between June 11, 2009 and July 12, 2009 you will receive the 2008 Planner Excerpts FREE.


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As a member of the Homeschool Crew, I was given this product to review,
and I do not have to return the product to the vendor. I was not paid for this post.
All opinions expressed in this post are mine.

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