JUN
05
2011

Weekly Homeschool Planner Review & Giveaway

Weekly Homeschool Planner

Today I have the pleasure of sharing a planner with you created by one of my BFF blogging friends, Jolanthe from Homeschool Creations! I love that we’ve become friends through our blogs and I know that whatever she creates has been done with deep consideration for her readers so I knew this would be terrific!

So what am I babbling on about here? It’s her Weekly Homeschool Planner. It comes in a fully editable PDF format so you can change, add, and delete whatever you want right on the PDF. The planner is set up with no dates, just Monday – Friday. Since it’s almost 100% customizable you can use it for future years as well. (As opposed to other planners where you have to purchase a new one each year.)

Click here to try out the editing for yourself.

(Hint: Click in any of the blue boxes and just start typing!)

Download a sample of the planner here!

What’s inside?

  • 138 planning pages ~ 8 1/2″ x 11″ sized
  • 12 blank month-at-a-glance pages
  • 40 weeks of weekly planning and journal sheets: each page can be customized to the subjects that your family studies and can be saved to your computer!
  • Preschool planning sheets
  • Field trip/Event plan sheets
  • Yearly curriculum planning sheets
  • Yearly planning and evaluation sheets
  • Yearly attendance tracking sheets
  • Field trip/Event plan sheets
  • Daily to-do lists
  • Main dish menu planner
  • Customizable chore charts
  • Important contacts info
  • Additional note space
  • Standardized testing and yearly assessment result tracking
  • Homeschooling requirement planning

Weekly Homeschool Planner

Pros about this planner:

  • Price! For just $20 you get a fully editable, re-usable planner!
  • You can type in your plans then print them…or not, its up to you.
  • They can be easily edited to fit your schedule, needs etc.
  • The planner can be used from year to year, so that’s a huge bonus!
  • Comes with a note section for any additional information you might need each week.

Cons about this planner:

  • Um, hmm…I kind of had to think about this one…maybe I could use a little bit bigger boxes for each day to fit all the info for my 4 kids in one box. But this can be adjusted by doing one calendar per child too, so it’s not critical.
  • The planner includes 8 boxes of subjects per day, since I have 10 workboxes, I could use 2 more spaces for subjects, but that’s no biggy, I can double up in a box if I need to.

So…I have good news! You all know that I love to share my good deals with you and since I’m ‘tight’ with Jolanthe…and also ‘cuz she’s just super cool…she’s offered a FREE copy to one of my readers!

Ready to Get Planning? You can purchase the Weekly Homeschool Planner for $20…OR…you can enter to win a FREE planner below!

Oh and if you just can’t wait, go ahead and purchase it AND enter to win, and Jolanthe will refund your money if you win! YAY!

Mandatory Entry for Giveaway:

  • Check out the Sample then come back and leave a comment on this post letting me know what you like about it!

Additional Optional Entries: (After completing the below tasks, make sure to come back here and leave a comment letting me know you did so you can get your extra entries!)

@jolantheerb. @ericahomeschool is giving away a FREE Planner! Enter thru 6/10: http://tinyurl.com/3vhqdmu

(As always, you can enter if you already follow or subscribe :o) )

Giveaway Information:

  • The give away will be open until midnight EST Friday June 10, 2011. Winner will be announced by Sunday June 12, 2011.
  • Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry, winner will be chosen at random!
  • Please leave a way for me to contact you in your entry otherwise another winner will be chosen.
  • NOTE: This download will be delivered in eBook format. This giveaway is offered Worldwide.
  • In order to enter the contest you must leave a comment on THIS post. To leave a comment scroll to the bottom of the post and click “Post a comment” (Facebook comments will not count, if you are reading this via RSS, you will need to visit my actual blog to post a comment.)

Disclosure: I was provided me with a free copy of The Weekly Homeschool Planner to review on my blog. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.

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Comments

  1. I like that they've thought of everything. Even down to writing out your grocery list.

  2. I subscribed to Homeschool Creations

  3. I am already subscribed to Confessions of a Homeschooler by e-mail.

  4. I love that it is fully editable and undated so can be used over and over.

  5. I like the amount of room in the planner for writing. Robin dot savage at gmail dot com

  6. This takes the stress out of planning!!!

  7. I subscribed to Homeschool Creationsrobin dot savage at gmail dot com

  8. Can I just love it all over the place? Oh and I must say you, Jolanthe, and Carissa at 1+1+1=1 just totally rock! I love to create stuff but it always takes me forever and then I give up how do you all do it?

  9. I subscribe to Confessions of a Homeschoolerrobin dot savage at gmail dot com

  10. I tweeted about this giveawayrobin dot savage at gmail dot com

  11. I already subscribe!

  12. I subscribe/ follow you on facebook and Google Reader…

  13. I like how it is rewritable and has just about everything in there!

  14. Mandatory- that looks WONDERFUL! Just what I'd need, but you're right- it would be nice to be able to have multiple kids on one calendar.

  15. Tweeted @alohadeals

  16. looks very useful

  17. i subscribe by email

  18. tweeted

  19. There is so much I like about the planner; the homeschool requirement page…love that since I'm new to homeschooling. I love the testing page and the pre-school pages. Homeschool Creations has thought of everything. this would help out so much!laiebennetts at gmail dot com

  20. i am subscribed to Confessions of a homeschooler

  21. i also subscribed to homeschool creations!

  22. I like the preschool planning pages. I have a preschooler so this is very nice!

  23. I like the yearly planner per child page. Nice and simple, and can see it all at a glance.

  24. I subscribed to homeschool creations. Thanks.

  25. I love that she includes home and chore calendars within the planner. Makes things easier to keep it all together.

  26. I already subscribe to your blog by email. Thank you.

  27. I subscribe to Homeschool Creations.

  28. I tweetedhttp://twitter.com/#!/nicoleg0828

  29. I subscribe to Confessions emails.

  30. I love everything about this! We are about to start kindergarten and I REALLY need a planner.

  31. I subscribe to confessions :)

  32. I subscribe to homeschool creations.

  33. Wow! I just love how organized this planner would help me be! It's really cool that she has a specific sheet for the laws/rules/codes regarding homeschool education! I'm so impressed by you all! :)

  34. I subscribe to your Confessions email:)

  35. I love that I could customize it and also it is very detailed.joycelau319 at yahoo dot com

  36. Homeschool creations subscriberjoycelau319 at yahoo dot com

  37. I subscribed to Homeschool Creations! :)julie dot a dot kershner at gmail dot com!

  38. I like that they have a variety of tasks included. It is great how you can use this one system for alot of different task like menus and shopping.BusyTennesseeMom@charter.net

  39. Sandra Lowe says:

    I love the great practicality of it!sandralowe3 at bigpond dot com

  40. Sandra Lowe says:

    I subscribe to Confessions of a Homeschoolersandralowe3 at bigpond dot com

  41. Sandra Lowe says:

    I subscribe to Homeschool Creationssandralowe3 at bigpond dot com

  42. I like that you can type your plans and print them out, the ability to edit is great! intheduckblind at alaska dot net

  43. I like that it has everything so you can plan out your 'school life' as well as pratical 'real' life things :) Alaskan(dot)hippie(dot)mama(at)gmail(dot)com

  44. I love the Sample. I really like the format. I follow you on Facebook, and a Follower on Google and I receive the emails. Lovely giveaway~nz dot sandra at gmail dot com.

  45. Anonymous says:

    This planner looks awesome and I know it would be so beneficial to help me get organized. Monicajiaozigirl@mail.com

  46. Anonymous says:

    I subscribe to Homeschool Creations.Monicajiaozigirl@mail.com

  47. Anonymous says:

    I already subscribe to Confessions of a Homeschooler.Monicajiaozigirl@mail.com

  48. Subscribed to Homeschool Creations!

  49. I am already subscribed to you

  50. I checked the sample and I love the way it's editable and that it includes chores.

  51. I LOVE the sample and the fact it is editable to suit our routine!

  52. I love that it can be edited for our family and our school! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

  53. I am already a follower, I subscribed to email, I tweeted, and I like you on facebook! I also want to say, that I love your site. I am new to homeschooling and the first night I found it spent so much time here soaking up the wisdom.

  54. I love that I would never have to buy another planner again. It has everything that so many planners leave out! I want one!

  55. Irene-iahmed60@hotmail.com says:

    The weekly planner is very functional, and the boxes are bigger so entries are easy to fill in either by typing or writing in.Great giveaway!

  56. I like all the different forms!

  57. The most thorough planner I've seen. Far better than a book full of empty squares. I like the attendance page, since our state's requirement is 180 days, that sheet will help keep track of the days very easily.

  58. I'm an email subscriber.

  59. I subscribe and already have you on Fb. I also checked out the sample and I like that it's not too overwhelming. I like the simplicity!

  60. I really like how simple the layout it. I am always on the lookout for a better planner. This may be it.h e i d i s i n k a t g m a i l . c o m

  61. I like the chore page. Could really use that here. :) twokidsfarm @yahoo.com

  62. I am subscribed via email to you.twokidsfarm @ yahoo.com

  63. Wow! I'm a new homeschooler this coming fall, so I don't really have anything to compare it to. But it seems like she HAS thought of everything! Excited to dive in and get my hands on this. I like how you can see the month and week plans. That will keep me very organized. :)

  64. I am an email subscriber already.

  65. already an email subscriber

  66. I subscribed to Homeschool Creations and Tweeted about the giveaway. twitter- meohmyamyaapril.perdun@yahoo.com

  67. i love the fact that i can change them to what i need them for… i would love to have stuff that i could easily transfer to my childrens planners too.

  68. I love that this planner is fully editable and also re-usable. Everything you need all together!! Would love to win this. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  69. I love the font & think that it looks bright and cheery. It looks like a good set of planning materials. I like that its customizable.

  70. I subscribed to Homeschool Creations!

  71. I am a subscriber to CoaH.

  72. I love how the weekly outline is laid out so you can see it all at-a-glance. I also like the chores chart. This would definitely keep you organized!

  73. I have already subscribed to Confessions of a Homeschooler.

  74. Lindsay Singer says:

    I love that I can edit it and reuse it year after year! I would love this!!!!singergirls@att.net

  75. I just subscribed to Homeschool Creations.

  76. I love that it is editable! No extra papers hanging around and no erasing!sharonsaad@gmail.com

  77. I love how easy-to-edit this is and that it's perpetual – no more buying a new one year after year.

  78. I am already subscribed to Confessions of a Homeschooler by e-mail.

  79. I tweeted via @azxure

  80. I love this entire planner! It's great that it is 100% customizable!

  81. I like that they give you plenty of room for writing in the squares.

  82. I will be starting to homeschool this fall that this planner is awesome! I LOVE that you can use it year after year! Also, since I am just getting started, it takes away a lot of the "where do I start" questions! I also love how it incorporates everything… right down to chore charts and meal planning.

  83. I love that it can be changed, it's not in pen! I also love it can be used from year to year. Crossing my fingers!

  84. I will be starting to homeschool for the first time this fall, and I am looking for a good way keep myself organized, and this looks like a good planner.franklin.melinda@gmail.com

  85. I subscribed to homeschool creations.franklin.melinda@gmail.com

  86. I already subscribe to confessions of a homeschooler.

  87. I love that it's more than a Homeschool planner, it's a HOME PLANNER

  88. I follow Homeschool Creations

  89. I follow Confessions of a Homeschooler

  90. love the sample, my favorite part is that it's fully editable!

  91. I subscribe via email

  92. April Peters says:

    I subscribed to Homeschool Creations, I follow you on facebook and subscribe to you by email Thanksfalconfamily5@msn.com

  93. I love the attendance form! : )

  94. I subscribe to Homeschool Creations!

  95. I subcribe to confessions!

  96. What is not to like about this planner! I like that it has everything that I will need to plan for school and for home. I love that it is fully editable and that I can print my daily schedule. I also love that I can reuse it every year. Being new to homeschooling and trying to organize everything now, I think that this would be a wonderful tool to have. I already subscribe to Confessions via email.Alanalivingundergrace@live.com

  97. There is nothing I don't love about this planner but I most esp. love that I can edit it on the computer. I need this :)

  98. I subscribe to your blog via RSS Feed.

  99. I like the Yearly Plans and Evaluation section.

  100. I love that I can print it blank or type it on my computer and then print it out — keeps it neat and tidy and gives my printed copy a backup!

  101. I subscribed to Homeschool Creations.

  102. I tweeted about the giveaway!

  103. I like that it is very thorough. There is a place for everything. Also long term and short term goals are planned. Great planner!Thanks so much,Caterinascottmangano@aol.com

  104. I subscribe to Homeschool Creations.Thanks again,Caterinascottmangano@aol.com

  105. I subscribe via email to Confessions of a Homeschooler.Thanks,Caterinascottmangano@aol.com

  106. I tweeted @jolantheerb. @ericahomeschool is giving away a FREE Planner! Enter thru 6/10@rangersbraves

  107. I LOVE this!! I could really use this at home, I love you can edit it! What a fabulous idea! Way to go.

  108. I subscribe to both blogs too and follow them on FB!

  109. I subscribe to your blog and follow you on FB. I love the idea of using my computer more for stuff like this. I'm soooooo old school, that I think this will help me make that leap into this century! :)

  110. I love that it can be used over again!mkmercer1@yahoo.com

  111. Subscribed to email!mkmercer1@yahoo.com

  112. I really love the attendance form and the layout of the weekly schedule. This planner is just what I need!

  113. Amy S Domenech says:

    I love that it is updated-able and reusable yearly. Thanks

  114. Amy S Domenech says:

    I subscribe via email to Confessions of a Homeschooler

  115. would love to have this, starting my first year homeschooling this coming fall.

  116. I subscribe to your site via email.

  117. I subscribe to homeschool creation via email too.

  118. What a great organizational tool for homeschooling! I subscribe to Confessions of a Homeschooler.

  119. Anonymous says:

    I love that it is reusable from year to year.lesliebauer at att dot net

  120. Anonymous says:

    I'm a subscriber via email of Confessions of a Homeschooler.lesliebauer at att dot net

  121. Anonymous says:

    I subscribed to Homeschool Creations lesliebauer at att dot net

  122. I love how easy it is to edit and make flexible to my needs.hardingcl @ yahoo . com

  123. I already follow you everywhere:) Checked out the sample and LOVE it! Have to agree that 10 boxes would be nice but not essential since some of my boxes are snack / PE anyway…

  124. Very nice that it is editable.

  125. I subscribe to Confessions of a Homeschooler by email.

  126. I love that can be used for several years and is fully editable!! I want it!!! :)

  127. I like the chore chart. That is an area that we really need help with in our house. The kids are just getting old enough to have daily chores but we are just not organized with it. This form will really help.

  128. I subscribe to Homeschool Creations through Google Reader.

  129. I checked out the sample and LOVE the layout. This is pretty much exactly what I've been envisioning for a planner and I love that I can change it up in PDF. And the thing I liked the most (this is silly I know) was the attendance chart.

  130. I subscribe to Confessions of a Homeschooler.

  131. I subscribe to Homeschool Creations via e-mail now.samarielafountain @ gmail . com

  132. I love that this incorporates daily and household tasks….making school part of daily life and daily life part of school!

  133. Nice Planner. I like that it's PDF and you can print what you want. Too many book planners have a lot of pages of things I don't need and not enough of ones I do.

  134. I also subscribed to Confessions of a Homeschooler.

  135. I'm planning to home school both of my daughters and this format was great! I loved the weekly plan and journal notes section (plus a bonus was her example of how she used it). I also liked the chore list.

  136. I love that it includes everything! I already subscribe to your blog and have subscribed to Homeschool Creations! :)

  137. Fabulous planner! :-)christina.strohmeyer@gmail.com

  138. I've been drooling over this planner for a couple of weeks! I'd love to get my hands on those preschool planning pages.lagniappeacademy (at) gmail (dot) com

  139. This planner would be perfect for us -I am a binder type of person and this could fit right into my mommy binder and have everything all in one place. Also I love that it is computer editable as I am always changing things no more messy crossed out activities with this I can just redo it with our final activities at the end of the week and have an accurate record!

  140. I love it all, but the attendance form is pretty cool!thelacy4 at windstream dot net

  141. I subscribed via e-mail!

  142. I subscribe to Confessions!thelacy4 at windstream dot net

  143. This looks amazing!

  144. I subscribe to Homeschool Creations.thelacy4 at windstream dot net

  145. I like how there's a section where you can make notes of homeschool laws for your state!barbiejo3@yahoo.com

  146. Michelle Jones says:

    I love the planning pages. Being able to type in your own information. I also love that it has some meal planning pages.mishellbell04@yahoo.com

  147. ChellsenClan says:

    i follow you ~Kathey

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