I have a coupon code for you to receive $10 off the planner. Just use: CREWCODE by July 15, 2016.
I am a paper planner. I love my wall calendar and the calendar on my phone to remind me of appointments and outside activities, but my paper planner helps me stay on track and keep the school year running smoothly. The new Hey Mama! Schoolhouse Planner 2016-2017 is an 192 page softcover spiral bound book.
There one page calendars for the years 2016, 2017, and 2018 in the front of the planner. I love having this here because it makes seeing what all needs to happen in the next three years easier, but I also hate it because it makes me realize how short those three years really are and I'll have another graduate at the end of them.
The planner actually starts with July. There is a dated two page calendar, a page for note taking, and a Hey Mama note for each month. There are 36 weekly planning sheets that can be used for multiple students or multiple subjects if you have one student. There are five sheets that cover monthly goals, semester goals, yearly goals, and five attendance charts. There are also forms to plan curriculum and keep track of the books that are read throughout the year. Hey Mama notes and information about antiques on the cover of the planner are scattered throughout the planner.
The back of the planner has writing prompts, story starters, and informational lists about the government, presidents, inventions, and more. Lastly there is a blank academic transcript and a checklist for other skills that were learned throughout the year.
I love that this planner is spiral bound. I like being able to flip it over and keep my planner open to the week we are currently on without it taking up extra room by laying flat. I started my planner by marking the days I know we will not be having school. I included holidays, my husbands vacations, and family visits that I already know about. Since I have two high school students and a lot of curriculum to choose from already at home I went to the curriculum planning sheets next. Right now I am planning the rest of Amber's high school years. There are some subjects we know for sure what she will use until she is finished but other subjects I am giving her a choice and they could change. I'll start on Delaney's next.
All of my kids have their own planner. About third grade they all started keeping their own. It helps them know what needs to be done for each week and makes them responsible for it. Their all time favorite page in their planner is the Attendance Chart. There are 180 squares to mark one off per school day. My girls have always started marking at the bottom, so they know exactly how many school days they have left. I always print the girls planner pages including the attendance chart from the digital Schoolhouse Planner that is available at SchoolhouseTeachers.com.
The discount code: CREWCODE will let US residents purchase the planner for $19, and it includes shipping. The code is for $10 off, so if you do not live in the US you can still get the discount.