I have had a great opportunity to review 3 planners from Apologia. I was really excited about them.
I still am.
I have gone over them a few times since receiving them in the mail. I kept telling myself to start them.
I should back up and say what the wonderful, awesome folks at Apologia sent me to review.
In the mail, I received the Ultimate Homeschooling Planner.
An undated planner for us busy homeschoolers. Within the pages, you are going to find a how-to guide. The planner contains monthly pages as well as weekly pages. The Author of the planner Debra Bless included area’s to record goals, blessings, and all sorts of due dads.
This planner is going to help you plan your life daily, weekly, monthly and even yearly. I really enjoyed reading through this planner.
I have not put the planner to use. Since we were already half-way through the year, I decided to hold off on using it till next year. I really wanted to utilize it to its fullest. It does come in two styles of colors. The one above is the one I received and reviewed. As I was going through this, I noticed verses, little bits of hymns, and even quotes from some famous and not so famous men and women such as,
“He that has trained his children for heaven, rather than for earth– for God rather than for man– he is the parent that will be called wise at the last.” ….J.C Ryle
No truer words have been spoken to be honest with you. I might even Facebook that quote, I like that very much.OK, so I did. I did Facebook that quote. I had to,
The next planner I was blessed to review is the Ultimate Weekly Planner for Teens. A mighty planner I might say. It really is a neat planner for these teens. I have one that I am schooling. Well, he will be a teen in a month.
Just a GREAT resource. Within the planner, you are going to find, an All About Me section, likes and dislikes. Love it! It will get my son to thinking. It has monthly calendars that are not dated. It also contains weekly planners which breaks it down into subjects and how long is spent on each task. It contains a clear ruler with some info on it.
The planner contains a neat timeline of US history that seems accurate. I have not checked the validity of it. It has a college admissions timeline, as in when the student should be checking into certain things. Such as, when to start reading challenging material. It contains a list of great books for college. This planner even has stickers. Yes folks, stickers. Even our teens still like them. I know I did.
Again, I have not used this planner as of yet. It will be used this coming year. I am so excited too!
Last, I was able to review The Ultimate Daily Planner for Students. Another wonderful resource for my students. My son Jonah will be using this next year as we begin a new year.
It has scripture written across each page, it has an about me section, a future me section. Guidelines for good writing in middle school. It has monthly calendars, and weekly calendars. Even a spot to fill out if you have had quiet time for the day. Has a spot for grades and even a world map with the current political boundaries. I think it is going to do Jonah well when we begin to use these.
All three of the binders are made with a durable plastic cover and back. these are not going to fall apart with normal wear and tear and use. I am so excited to start using them in August as we start the new year.
My overall impression is that, it is a wee bit expensive. Especially if you are schooling more than a couple of children. For me, the price is not horrible. You check them out here!