If you are like me and prefer paper and pencil when making lesson plans that you need to check out the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Planner for 2019/20 Year with devotions written by Gena Suarez and published by The Old Schoolhouse®. This is soft cover planner is 8 1/2 x 11 inches, spiral bound, and has 188 pages. The front and back covers are nice and thick.
This is the planner that I used when I first started using a planner specifically for my homeschool plans. I had used some generic forms that I created in the past, but I love using a homeschool specific planner. You can read my review of the 2016-2017 one here. Now I’m hooked and will always need a homeschool planner when planning my kids school year!!
This planner is more that just your regular homeschool planner, it’s also a devotional written directly to the Homeschool Mama. The author, Gena Suarez is a homeschool mom with 7 children. She’s been there and done that and is still doing it!! She knows what we are going through. Mrs. Suarez wrote 21 devotionals about real life things: squabbling kids, God’s provision, joy, trails, field trips and many more. Her writing is very encouraging!!
Below is a picture of the pages right before the July 2019 calendar. I like that there is a place for notes before each month. I can write things I plan to accomplish or write things we have done after the fact. I always look back at my previous planners while I’m setting up the new one. The notes I make help me to plan for the year.
In the planner you will find yearly and monthly calendars, weekly planners, help with making a transcript, checklist form for skills learned and planning spaces for five children. Each child has a section that includes a page for notes, curriculum planning, attendance, books read this year, yearly goals, first and second semester goals and another blank page for notes.
I love being able to plan far in advance. This has been very beneficial for us. Many years there are things that I really hope to get to but can’t. Instead of feeling bad about it, I open my planner for the next year and pencil it in. I have found there is a much better chance of getting these things done if I can plan ahead for it.
Here is the weekly planner. I use it a little differently. This format works very well for us.
If you are interested in getting this planner don’t hesitate!!! Almost 98% of their print run is sold out already!! They will not be doing another run this year.
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Many other families on The Homeschool Review Crew had the opportunity to review this planner also. Click on the graphic below to see what they had to say about their experience with it. I bet they love it as much as I do!!