There are a ton! of customised, or customisable, planners for those homeschooling in the U.S. - where a calendar learning year runs from July (2014) to June (2015) and this post does not detail those.
A home educating friend of mine, Kendra of Aussie Pumpkin Patch, has created a downloadable printable home educating planner just for us Southern Hemisphere (or in a single year) educators.
The price is great too: $5.00 aud, $5.55 NZ
More pictures of the planner in use!
For this year, however, I'd already purchased a planner (or 2) to use ... which didn't stop me purchasing Kendra's also, so that I could make use of some of the excellent pages she's created for us.
Those pages will fit into my working, 3 ring binder, folder perfectly. I followed some of the links to other planning freebies she noted and jazzed up the planner - The Ultimate Homeschool Planner - I will be using this year.
|These tabs are detailed on Kendra's planner post.|
The less than side to my planner purchases for 2014:
I originally purchased a customised planner from personal-planner.com.au well ahead of time so I'd be super organised for this year.
The company's delivery time was excellent!
The planner size was not and neither was the price, after I received it and had a look through it!!
$45 aud for a planner that I can not put to use (ouch!)
It is just too small (think standard diary size of 15cm x 20.5cm.) to be able to write much of anything in it. Let alone an entire years worth of educational requirements for 2 students, and me.
|Left: The Planner we'll be using...... Right: the planner we've tossed|
|More of the Same|
I did contact the company and shared my 'complaints' - they told me to enjoy my planner and they'd note my considerations for future planners.
Poorly done personal-planner.
(This is the first, seriously, negative review I've ever given anything on my blog.)
Other's may love a personal-planner planner, we didn't ☺
The blessing side of my personal planning purchases for 2014:
So I went internet shopping.
And found Debra Bell's planner , The Ultimate Homeschool Planner.... (a few of our own pictures, and some other blogger's links, at the end of this post show Debra Bell's planner being put to use).
- It's a large A4 sized spiral bound book that is so easy to customise.
- It has plenty of space for writing in!!!!
- It has spaces and pages, and sections enough to delight any home educating mum.
- It can be used for any year.
- It includes inspiring quotations & scripture..... and
- it's pretty ;)
- The year at a glance/calendar page starts in June/ends in July which is easy enough to navigate around as the calendar is a one page spread.
- I've added tabs to make the sections easier to find quickly.
|Getting Organised (Pages on the right are from Kendra's Planner set)|
|All Scrawled Up & Ready to Go.|
Adventures in Home Education
and Vicki's extra's, that match the planner