One of the biggest pieces of advice I get from current homeschooling parents is to have a plan. Apologia planners are designed specifically to meet the needs of homeschooling parents and can help keep track of the schedules of up to 6 children. Created with the intent to help keep homeschooling families focused on God and keep faith a top priority, the planner includes areas for reflection on the Lord’s grace and guidance at the beginning of each week. The planner allows for tons of flexibility, which enables parents that homeschool on both traditional and alternative schedules to organize more efficiently. Several additional forms including field trips, outside activities, reading lists, and year-end review are extremely helpful in keeping needed data all in one place. Articles written by the planner’s creator, Debra Bell assist in utilizing the planner and in achieving high levels of success through homeschooling. Plus, the planners are really pretty; which if nothing else is an excellent incentive to utilize them everyday. The covers are also durable and were able to withstand a few coffee spills!
There are also student planners available for both the grade school and teenage years that orchestrate nicely with the parenting homeschool calendar. Giving your child their own calendar is instrumental in helping them achieve the ability to set goals and track their progress; which ultimately may increase independence and self-motivated learning. The planners work beautifully together and I would highly recommend them to any Christian focused parent, new or old to the homeschooling planning process.
The Apologia Planners may be more expensive than the average planner purchased at your local office supply store, but they are certainly cheaper than several professional planners famous for helping individuals achieve goal setting abilities including Franklin Covey. Given that the planners also come with a how to guide and additional student resources such as the scientific method and activity stickers for grade school students, our family considers them a worthwhile investment!
The Ultimate Homeschool Planner is $28.00
The Ultimate Daily Planner for Students is $19.00
The Ultimate Weekly Planner for Teens is $19.00
Other Products by Debra Bell available through Apologia:
For those of you currently homeschooling using the Apologia planners? What’s your favorite feature?