A while back, I created this functional, but massive, planner notebook for our homeschool.
The trouble is, the thing is HUGE. It takes up too much room on the table, on the counter, and on the shelf. Don’t even TRY to stuff it into a bookbag.
Today I decided that I had to do something about it.
I really miss just having a regular lesson planner!
But I’m picky about those. I REALLY need lines to write on in those little planning boxes, and so many of them don’t have lines. The ones that DO have lines are 18” across. Perfect for a classroom teacher but NOT for a homeschooler teaching only a couple of kiddos.
I stopped at the teacher’s supply store this afternoon while we were out grocery shopping, and I happened upon this little planner called the August to August Calendar Organizer.
It is small, and still has everything I have been looking for! It is around 6”x 9”, so it will fit into my purse. It has an overview for each month, and each week is set up in a 2-page spread, with LINES and TIMES!
It also has two more pages per month, one titled Financial Record for (Month of) 2011, with the page divided into 2 columns: Income and Expenses. The facing page just has blank lines, for notes, which is also nice. I hadn’t even thought about those being included in a planner, but how perfect is that for homeschoolers who pay for field trips, classes and books all the time?
So I wanted to share this with you, because I love it when people find helpful tools to share with others, that I end up being able to use. Click the image to be taken to Amazon.com to purchase this handy little planner.
It’s not fancy, but it does come in a rainbow of colors. Mine is red! It has enough room to keep track of lesson plans for a couple of kids, as well as appointments and of course an expense log. Perfect for the work-at-home homeschooling mom.
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