I want to tell you all about it!
Let’s start at the very beginning… (who’s singing do re mi right now?? If you don’t know what I’m talking about, stop reading this and go watch Sound of Music. Well… you can finish reading this first, but then you have to go watch it.)
Okay… the cover and binding. Not a big deal to some, but huge deal to others, so it’s worth mentioning. The cover is a sturdy piece of glossy paper. It is more thick than some paperbacks… I would compare it to some homeschool workbooks, although I have had workbooks that were not as thick as this cover. Bottom line? It’s thick enough to stand up to a year’s worth of abuse. (Or at least it seems like it to me.)
It is bound with silver metal rings on the left hand side. I really like the way it opens because it lies flat on whatever surface your place it. And you could also turn the pages back around the spiral rings so that you are just looking at the one page you need to use at that moment.
The book measures 9″x11″x.5″.
The first thing you will see when you open it up is a letter from Gena Suarez… one of her “Hey Mama” letters that she so eloquently writes. And, you will find more of those letters throughout the planner… giving you encouragement all through the year.
Then you will see the table of contents. This will come in handy since there are almost 200 pages to navigate with this planner!
Just a few of the things you will find in this planner (besides all the “calendar” type things):
- Goal Pages
- Attendance Charts
- Books Read This Year
- Curriculum Planning Sheets
- Writing Prompts
- Contact List
- Historical pages
- US states and capitals
- Transcript pages
After the table of contents, you will find your first monthly Hey Mama letter and then a place to take notes regarding that month. (The planner goes from July 2016 – June 2017)
Turn the page, and you will find the month, waiting for you to fill in…
After all the months, the planner begins to give you all the weeks for you to fill in your school days. These are not dated like the monthly ones.
Every 4 weeks, there is another Hey Mama letter waiting to encourage you, as well as a small bit of interesting history.
After the weekly sheets are all the other sheets I mentioned above (and others that I didn’t mention).
I think one of my favorite set of pages I am looking forward to using are the Attendance Charts.
I am the worst when it comes to attendance. And in Tennessee I have to report those to our umbrella school (and I have to report them to my husband!). I like these because they are already numbered to 180 for me and there are multiple pages so each child will get their own page. This will come in handy on days where one child doesn’t do school for one reason or another. I plan to write the date in the little box instead of putting a check mark. That way we know exactly when we got our school done!
The other pages I can see myself using are the curriculum planning sheets.
I am not the biggest “planner” in the world, BUT I am excited at the prospect of getting better at planning.
I am ready to start using this planner to help me on that journey!
Information at a glance:
For whom? All us crazy mommas and papas that have to stay organized this school year!
How much is it? The price changes depending on where it is being sent: $29 (US), $48.95 (Canada), or $53.95 (International) ****** Use the code CREWCODE to get $10 off until July 15th!!! ******