The Ultimate Homeschool Planner Review

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WOW!  The Ultimate Homeschool Planner from Apologia Educational Ministries is GORGEOUS!

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Ultimate Homeschool Planner from Apologia Educational Ministries


Ultimate Homeschool Planner from Apologia


This brightly covered planner has a durable cover complete with inner pockets.  Filled with encouraging notes and scriptures, this is a mom's "right hand tool" for sure!

 

Besides the normal calendars and places for notes, this planner actually HELPS you plan by providing a basic how-to and user's guide written by homeschooling veteran, Debra Bell. She then breaks it down into manageable bits!  Topics include planning sessions, character & academic goals, priorities, grades, teaching tips, training your children to be more independent and a special section on High School planning.  It's like have your own private session with a homeschool counselor!

 

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Along the way are colorful pages containing examples on how to fill out your planner.  As a busy mom, I greatly appreciated these!

 

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Most planners are set up for a static 36 weeks.  No more, no less. Since we school year around, I need a planner that fits more than 36 weeks.  Apologia Planners are geared for 48 weeks.  Plus our years tend to blend seamlessly into the next.  This also calls for a planner that is not pre-dated.  Fortunately, the Apologia Planners fit that bill too!

 

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Starting with the Character and Academic Goals for each of my 4 children, I could see that this planning session was going to go smoothly.

 

Once I changed the months at the top of the One Year Grid page to read October-September, I then did a rough penciling in of activities.

 

Then I moved on to copying those activities onto the monthly planner pages.  I'll leave filling out the weekly pages to the beginning of each particular month.

 

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On the Sunday night of each new week, I'll fill in the Bible Plan, Battle Plan, Prayers and Hospitality sections of the weekly pages.  At the end of that week there are reflection sections to note God's grace, achievements and memories.

 

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There are also special pages to record books read, field trips, grades, year end review and notes.


Final thoughts on the Ultimate Homeschool Planner from Apologia


Though there are many planners out there for the homeschool mom, this particular planner is the most flexible, practical and eye catching on the market!!!!  I love that as much as it is a tool to plan the future, it is also a record of memories throughout the year!

 

It is truly a treat to own and use one of these planners!  The Ultimate Homeschool Planner also comes in two other styles.  One of which will surely meet your needs!

 

Here's what other crew members are saying about the fabulous Ultimate Homeschool Planner from Apologia Educational Ministries!

 

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