I've struggled over the years to find a planner that would suit our needs for Classical Conversations - AND homeschool and life in general (you know - meal plans, grocery lists, books I wanted to read - all that good stuff).
Having children in both Foundations and Challenge made it hard for me to keep all of MY planning in one place, and I always wound up purchasing/making customized planners for my own children.
As is generally the case with CC moms, when there is a need they are among the first to fill that need.
I've discovered the BEST planner for CC - for students and parents - and it is has been developed by a talented, creative CC mom, who just KNOWS what we need in a planner.
I'm excited to share the 18 month Classical Homeschool Planner from Hot Pink Lime with you!
*I was given a copy of the digital and physical planner for my review. This is a compensated post, but I never recommend anything we don't use and love in our own homeschool. Period.
About the Classical Homeschool Planner
The planner can either be purchased as a downloadable product, or a physical, spiral-bound planner which will be mailed to you. When you purchase the spiral bound planner you will also receive the downloadable planner.
The advantage to purchasing the physical planner would be that you would have a beautiful, spiral-bound planner for yourself, as well as the option to customize and print planners for your students from your downloadable planner.
This is the Sunflowers design - there are lots of other super fun designs to choose from.
A Printed Planner Includes:
– Month-on-two-page format with calendars for June 2017 – December 2018.
– Holidays for 2017 & 2018
– Undated Attendance Logs for the entire year that can be used for up to 6 children
– Lesson Plans: 24 weeks specifically designed to coordinate with CC, plus 16 Weeks of Generic Lesson Plans
– 24 Weeks of Community Day Sheets – perfect for taking weekly notes or Tutor Planning
– Weekly Class Notes Pages – ideal for taking notes during Essentials or at a weekly co-op
– Memory Work Review Rotation Schedule – prefilled in each lesson plan to simplify memory work review
– Reading Log for Multiple Students
– Resources include a Skip Counting Chart and Multiplication Table – both go through the 15s!
– Just for Mom: Book Log, Goal Planning, Bucket List, Moments to Remember & more
– Field Trip Planning Pages and Field Trip Scheduler
– Web Resources list to keep track of useful websites for your homeschool
– To Do list pages, (6 pages, double columns with check boxes)
– Lined Note pages (14 pages)
– Christmas & Special Occasion Gift Planners
– Planning pages for 2017-18
– Mileage Log
– Master Meal Planner and special Holiday Meal Planner sheets
– Coloring Pages
– Exercise Tracker
– Expense Tracker
– Mileage Log
– New School Year Checklist
– Curriculum Shopping List
Extra items only included in the Digital Download:
– Week on One Page – for those who need more calendar room. This is an undated page with fillable fields for the dates. Print as many as you need!
– Health Tracker – to log food, water, exercise and sleep all in one place
– Individual Student Plan
– Weekly Student Checklist
(Thought I'd snap a shot of what the planner looks like as a downloadable file on my computer)
– Unit Study Planner
– Three complete digital planners, ready for printing:
– All Color Version
– Mixed Version – covers + calendar pages in color, with the Planning and Homeschool pages in black & white for economical printing.
– No Background Black & White Version – plain pages with no background for the most economical printing, or where you need “un-themed” pages, such as student planners or checklists.
What I Like About the Classical Homeschool Planner
Honestly, I've been pleasantly surprised by this planner. I'm NOT much of a planner person, but I can get on board with using this planner, and here's why:
- Everything is is ONE PLACE: All of my planning pages are right there, and my kids' planners can be customized and printed right from the downloadable file. Everything for meal planning, books I've read, and just notes in general are is included, too. Just put the planner in your bag and you're set!
- Good for ALL LEVELS of Classical Conversations: There is something for everyone here - from Foundations to Challenge
- Plenty of space to write: And, if you need more pages for more room, just print them!
- SUPER CUTE! Ok, I admit it. This really appeals to me. All of the designs just make me happy and I could see being quite encouraged to really use the planner because it looks cute. There are many fun planning accessories to purchase, too (if you're a planner junkie!).
- Designed by a CC Mom: This is a big deal. Eileen, the woman behind Hot Pink Lime, is a CC mom and gets it. She's in the trenches with us and knows what we need.
Other Details About the Classical Homeschool Planner
- You can purchase the planner from Hot Pink Lime. While you're at it, check out some of their other cute planning accessories.
- The printed and spiral bound planner sells for $44.99 - this INCLUDES the digital planner as well.
- The digital planners are JUST $15 (I'm very impressed by this low price.)
- The Classical Mini Planner sells for $14.99 - super cute.
Free Download & Giveaway
Hot Pink Lime has designed a coloring sheet with my favorite Bible verse as a special free download for my readers. I hope you enjoy this...
Hot Pink Lime is also giving away TWO DIGITAL PLANNERS:
ONE of the Classical Homeschool Planner (designed for CC families) and ONE of the Traditional Homeschool Planner (designed for any homeschool family).
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