First off I find this planner attractive to the eye. I love the pretty pictures and homey feel it has. I also love all the yearly calendars it comes with, right at the beginning of the planner. You have 2016, 2017, 2018 covered. The planner itself starts in July and ends in June. Each month takes 2 pages and has lots of space to write up what needs to be done.
On top of the dated planning calendar, it also contains undated weekly planning pages, also spread over two pages. These are my favorites. I can write the days of the week in them and plan my subjects. The spaces for these are also wide, making it easy to write in.
These two parts are the heart of the planner but there is much more add-ons to it. First, you have lovely inspirational notes in the front page of each month of the planning year. These directly speak to the heart of the homeschool mom - hint: they all start with "Hey Mama". Second, on top of these inspirational notes, every four weeks into the weekly pages, you also have tidbit facts, about different tools, such as the spin wheel, the dibbler, the wash board, the dolly stick and some more.
And guess what? That's not all. There is even more. At the end of the planner, you have pages for:
- Attendance (5 pages)
- Monthly goals
- Semester goals
- Monthly goals
- Yearly goals
- Curriculum planning sheets (my favorites)
- Homeschool contact list
- Books read this year
- General writing prompt list
- Story starters
- Fact sheets on the Thirteen Colonies
- Timeline of Inventions
- US Presidents and their wives, with dates
- List of Branches of Federal, State and Local Government
- A section on Academic Transcript
We will be doing some school in July and August, so I have started filling in the plans for these months.
What makes this planner unique is that it is simple, spacious, and full with practical, useful and encouraging pages.