Well Planned Day Student Planner {Review}

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Note: I received a free Well Planned Day Student Planner in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are mine. This post contains affiliate links.

Well Planned Day Student Planner

If you’ve been around here much lately, you know I get a little excited about a good planner. I use My Blog Plan and the Well Planned Day Family Homeschool Planner and love them. All my planner enthusiasm is contagious too. My older daughter begged to get the floral Well Planned Day Student Planner, which is designed for elementary and middle school students, and HEDUA was very kind to send one to her.

BookGirl is starting the sixth grade next week, and she has asked for permission to plan her homeschool year. I will be responsible for the planning of science and social studies, because we do those subjects together with her younger sister. But she will be responsible for planning for reading, language arts, and math, making sure that she is halfway through the curriculum by Christmas and on track to finish no later than the end of May next year. Our schedules get crazy sometimes, so she will have to work out how many lessons to do a day to catch up if we have to take an unexpected day off. (She uses a boxed curriculum that she loves and has used since first grade, so it’s easy for her to keep track of where she is in the program.) She did most of this on her own last year, but she’s taking full responsibility this year unless she needs my input or help for some reason.

Well Planned Day Student planner monthly page - jenniferajanes.com

She plans to use the Well Planned Day Student Planner to map out her plan using the monthly calendars. She will use pencil so she can easily make changes. She likes the open format of the daily pages, where she can make lists of what she needs to do each day, then put a check in the corresponding box when she finishes. I like that there is a double column of lines and check boxes for each day, to accommodate particularly busy days, and I appreciate that the open format means that chores, extracurricular activities, and other things can be listed along with her school work, so that she can get a true picture of her day.

Well Planned Day Student Planner daily page - jenniferajanes.com

BookGirl likes that there is plenty of room to jot down notes and reminders each month, and she was impressed with the extensive reference section. She also likes the fact that it’s pretty (which means she’s a lot like her mama) and that it is divided into semesters. The only fault she found is that there’s only one page per semester to record what books she’s read. That’s not going to be quite enough for my voracious reader! 😉

Well Planned Day Student Planner reading list - jenniferajanes.com

As a mom, I like the simplicity of the planner and its small size (6 inches by 9 inches). I can definitely see it as being something she will use throughout the year because those features make it easy and convenient. I also like the Semester Success page at the end of each semester, where she can record things like the names of her closest friends, her favorite scripture verse, and something she discovered about God during the semester. Because it includes that summary, the reading list, and her notes for the year, I think this planner will become a sort of memory book that she can look through and use to reminisce about her sixth grade year. As in the other planners we have, there are inspirational quotes on at least half the pages.

Finally, as I flip through the planner, I really think it could be used by elementary and middle school students in public or private school, as well as homeschool students. There’s nothing in the planner that indicates it’s strictly for homeschool use (for those of you who might be wondering).

How to Get the Well Planned Day Student Planner

If you would like to get your own copy of the Well Planned Day Student Planner, you can purchase one from HEDUA, or enter this giveaway for a chance to win!

Update: Congratulations to Lisa F., the winner of the Well Planned Day Student Planner!

HEDUA is allowing me to give away ONE copy of the Well Planned Day Student Planner. (Winner will have the choice of floral style or tech style.)

  • The giveaway is open to US residents ages 18 and older.
  • The giveaway ends on Friday, July 25, 2014, at 9:00 pm CDT.
  • To enter the giveaway, leave a comment answering the question below.
  • Only one comment per household.
  • Duplicate or “extra” comments or comments left after the giveaway ends will be deleted.
  • The winner will be chosen at random using the plug-in “And the Winner Is.”
  • The winner will be notified by email within 24 hours of the end of the giveaway and will have 24 hours to respond with the requested information. If the information isn’t received within 24 hours, another winner will be chosen. The information will be sent to Home Educating Family Association so your planner can be shipped.

Ready to enter? Leave a comment answering the following question:

How would your student benefit from using this planner?

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22 Responses to Well Planned Day Student Planner {Review}

  1. Kathy Carpenter says:

    I have used this planner for the past 2 years with my kids. It is an awesome planner!!!!! It has everything that you could possibly need in a home school planner and, if I don’t win this one, I am about to order another one for this year…:)

  2. Renee says:

    I’ve been wanting to get my son more aware of and involved with the planning of our school year (he’s also an upcoming 6th grader). I had him read through your daughter’s observations and ideas, and he’s been inspired! It sounds like more fun than “chore” to plan his school days, and he’s very interested in having more control over the setup and pace of his school work. It made me remember how I would purchase a planner each semester in college, and how much easier and smoother my school years ran – it was my lifeline! I think a student planner will be just the thing to implement more responsibility and accountability in my son as he continues to mature and refine his learning style. Thanks for such a terrific and informative blog post!

  3. Melissa Gould says:

    My son needs to be more organized and responsible for his day to day work this year as a 7th grader… will be perfect for him!!

  4. Peri seward says:

    My daughter would use the planner to help be responsible for her own assignments and help her stay organized.

  5. valerie barnes says:

    Trying to become more organized!

  6. Amanda says:

    It would be awesome to win this and start teaching my daughter to be a good steward of her time. This is something that definitely needs more attention today.

  7. Carrie says:

    I have two upcoming 6th graders. This year I am really working on them being able to work more independently. I plan to get planners (have been wanting to get my hands on one of these!)

  8. Sandy McKettrick says:

    My 12 year old daughter would be able to gain independence and learn organizational skills from this. She is a very self driven individual and this is a great idea to push her further.

  9. Misty Folwell says:

    My oldest daughter is starting high school this year. I believe this would be a great tool for her to keep herself organized and start learning toplan out her days and make notes to remind herself of up coming events.

  10. Monica Ferrell says:

    My student would benefit from this planner by learning to really be responsible for her own schooling. This year, for fourth grade, we are focusing on allowing her more responsibility in her own schooling. She currently uses a list written on plain paper that states what the day’s tasks and school work entails, and notes on whether or not she should work independently, or “go get mom for instruction”. This book sure would make things easier for both of us!

  11. Lisa Funston says:

    She would be more organized and now what needs to be done.

  12. Jenny Wynalda says:

    We have one more year until HS! I am excited for my daughter this year to take more ownership in her schooling. We’ve tried other methods but used this planner for the first time last year and she loved it! This will encourage her to take the lead in her school and prepare herself for HS and life beyond!

  13. Lynell says:

    I have 4

  14. Julie Roberts says:

    I would use this planner for my son. He could use help setting deadlines and keeping organized with sports, scouts, church events and schoolwork.

  15. Andrea Padgety says:

    My son is at the age where he is wanting to take more responsibility for his own work, which I think is a good thing. He also loves to check off boxes!

  16. kathy bagwell says:

    My son is starting 8th grade this year. I’d love for him to have a little more responsibility involving his scheduling. I think this planner will work well for that.

  17. Valerie says:

    It would help my son to be more organized and independent. He could take more initiative and become more responsible.

  18. Charlene Heath says:

    I believe my students would be more likely to use the easy to understand layout and therefore keep them on track and organized.

  19. Polly says:

    I think she would be even more excited to tackle the day’s plans if she had her own planner.

  20. Becky says:

    This would be great for my daughter to help her to stay organized with her schoolwork.

  21. Terri says:

    I have never used a planner, but would love to start this year. I’m trying to get everything organized for my 2 girls this year…and for me:) this would be wonderful!!!

  22. Lena says:

    Spike has really been working on learning to plan her time out to reach goals. Having a pretty planner would Really help her with these skills. :)

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