There is something special about having a physical planner to inspire you through your homeschooling journey. I was so excited to have the opportunity to review the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Planner for 2019/20 Year from The Old Schoolhouse®. This 188 page printed planner is packed full of sections to help you plan your homeschooling year. It also includes devotions written by a veteran home education mom of seven, Gena Suarez.
This planner includes:
- An Academic Transcript
- Checklist and Skills Learned List
- 2019 to 2021 Yearly Calendars
- Monthly and Weekly Calendars
- Curriculum Planning Sheet
- Attendance Record
- Reading Log
- Yearly and 2 Semester Goals Pages
The yearly, monthly and weekly calendar pages are laid out well so that you can easily plan your year. The monthly calendars start in July and include a notes page for each.
The two-page weekly spreads are blank so that you can include the dates based on your homeschool schedule. The planner is designed to be used for up to 5 children and 7 subjects.
After the weekly pages, there are five sections that each include a curriculum planning sheet, attendance record, reading log, yearly goals and a first and second semester goals list.
The 21 devotionals are scattered throughout the planner. These devotions provide some great encouragement from Gena Suarez, who understand the successes and struggles of homeschool life.
My Favourite Homeschool Planner Features
I love how the planner is a spiral-bound book so it lays flat and can be easily folded back. The variety of blank pages is great for customizing it to our homeschool. Best of all, it is 8 1/2’’ X 11’’, so there is tons of space to record your plans.
Since there are so many planning pages and lists, it will make it very easy to keep all my notes and records in one place. The blank two-page spread for the weekly pages are my favourite as you can easily view your entire week for all your children and customize it based on your yearly schedule. Since I only have three children, I am going to make use of the other columns in the weekly pages for extracurricular activities.
You can easily include holidays and celebrations that relate to you, as those are not included in the calendars. The reading logs, attendance records and goals pages are going to be wonderful for keeping track of our progress.
Setting goals is incredibly important in our homeschool and having three pages for each child provides me with plenty of space.
If you are like me and prefer paper and pencil when making lesson plans, you should to check out the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Planner for 2019/20 Year with devotions written by Gena Suarez and published by The Old Schoolhouse®. Be sure to order your copy soon, as they have sold out of close to 98% of their print run, and after that, they don’t plan to print more until next year.
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