Are you getting ready to start your year? Getting all the curriculum and school supplies in order? One thing you might not be thinking about is a student planner.
We didn’t always use planners. Mostly I used a planner and I knew what was assigned and I copied assignments onto boards or things like that. But as the kids have gotten older, I’ve found that a planner for the student is good, especially as they get into, or close to entering high school. And teaching them to organize and prioritize with a planner is a great way to prepare them for high school and college.
Planners for every age
Whether you have thought of them or not, here are some great student planners you might want to consider this year as you prepare.
#1 Well Planned Day, Student Planner Dazzling Doodles, July 2019 – June 2020 This planner is great with goal setting, semester success, and a place to plan out your reading schedule, you will find that this is a great student planner. There are some great educational reference pages in it too including grammar rules, solar system, conversion tables and more. There are even different color schemes and theme – we like the Camo version.
#2 The Dated Elementary Student Planner is a great elementary student planner. With an easy to read format and wide lines for writing, your students can track his or her assignments and do fun planning with the included stickers. The education references at the back are also pretty good including math and grammar. Each week in the planner has a vocabulary word and grammar tip. Pretty cool! There are several designs in this one too. We are partial to the Reach for the Stars cover.
#3 For high school, your student might want a little more fashion with just as many options for organization. We like the HARDCOVER Academic Year 2019-2020 Planner This planner has a hardcover that is thicker than a nickel and includes planning stickers, clip in bookmark, sticky notes, and matching ruler. Spiral-bound, this 13-month planner 2-page monthly spreads followed by 2-page weekly spread making planning and seeing the week and month easily a snap. All designs (and there are several) include a back pocket folder. We really liked the Spring Floral design for girls and the Woodgrain design for boys. Also available in 5.5″ half-size designs.
What a planner can do for you
Planners can really be a great addition to your homeschool. Not sure if it’s something that you need or would use? Here are 10 things that a student planner can do for you, your student, and your homeschool.
#1 Improves organization
#2 Improves communication
#3 Tracks progress
#4 Gives your student ownership of their work
#5 Everything is in one place
#6 You can see the “big picture”
#7 You can track all your assignments and to-do lists in one place
#8 It’s a great way to check accomplishments off
#9 You know where to find what you need
#10 It’s a great way to chronicle your years!
So, if you’re on the fence, why not try the Well Planned Day, Student Planner. It’s an easy-to-use start planner using and can be a great addition for your student. If you have a younger child, consider the Undated Student Planner for Elementary Kids to get you started. We are using the Hardcover Spring Floral planner for our 9th grader, the Dated Elementary Student Planner planner for our 5th grader, and a cute Primary School dated planner for our 1st grader this year. All while I have the master planner in my possession.
Do you use a planner? I would love to hear what works for you. Be sure to let me know if you like what you are using and what works for you. Good luck choosing the right planner for you and your students this year.