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.
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.
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! 😉
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?