Hey Mama! Print Schoolhouse Planner 2016-2017 {a TOS review}

Hey Mama! Schoolhouse Planner 2016-2017 Review
Hey Mama, as homeschoolers it can be hard to find the perfect school planner that works for us as the school planners sold in stores are made for classrooms of 25+ children.  I don't know any homeschooler that have that many children.  This is where we turn to The Old Schoolhouse.
The Old Schoolhouse is one of those gems that you'll want to bookmark for later.  At The Old Schoolhouse you can find so much to help you on your journey:  a magazine, blog articles about homeschooling any stage, and sister sites that include SchoolhouseTeachers.com, MollyGreen.com, and of course the SchoolhouseReviewCrew.com.  But what we're going to talk about today is the Hey Mama! Print Schoolhouse Planner 2016-2017
Hey Mama! Schoolhouse Planner 2016-2017 Review
The Hey Mama! Schoolhouse Planner is a 196 page printed planner with a very sturdy wire binding. 
Inside you'll find:
  • year calendars for 2016-2018
  • monthly calendars for July 2016 - June 2017 - each month begins with a Hey Mama letter of encouragement and a space to write notes
  • weekly planning pages - within the weekly planning pages you'll find encouraging Hey Mama notes as well as interesting blurbs of history.
After the weekly planning pages you'll have room to write down your monthly goals, followed by semester goals and finally yearly goals.
Other forms you will find include:
  • attendance chart - room for checking off 180 days for 5 students
  • a log for books read - room for 4 students
  • curriculum planning sheet - 5 pages with 7 spaces each
  • homeschooling contact list
  • academic transcript - this is proceeded by helpful steps on completing the transcript
  • checklist and skills learned - space to log four weeks worth of courses or skills learned
  • other courses - space to log additional classes
In addition to the forms you'll find homeschool help and facts with scripture to encourage you:
  • 36 General Writing Prompts
  • Story Starters
  • The Thirteen Colonies by Date
  • Timeline of Inventions
  • U.S. Presidents and Their Wives
  • Branches of Federal, State and Local Governments
  • United States and Capitals
  • Creating an Academic Transcript
How I used Hey Mama! Print Schoolhouse Planner 2016-2017
I have had a couple weeks with this encouraging homeschool planner, just in time for planning our 2016/17 year.
The first thing I decided to do was use add tabs and then use the yearly calendar to make notes of the public school PD days and holidays, because this affects our school days as well.  (It's hard to concentrate when the doorbell goes off all day). 
Next I got to work plugging in any known significant dates into the monthly calendar section.

Now, as we all know, no planner is a 100% perfect fit; but, hey mama, don't let that stop you from adjusting things and making the planner your own!   The Curriculum Planning Sheet is actually a really handy section on it's own.  Unfortuanletly, I had already done some planning before receiving the Hey Mama Schoolhouse Planner, and didn't want to copy my notes over just for the sake of using it.  So I took a little piece of post-it note and changed it into my Curriculum Resource Sheet.  I am putting down all the great ebooks and PDFs I know I'll forget about that are on my computer.  I used the "contact" line to put the folder location in my documents.
I think this a very lovely and unique planner that can bless a mama with daily encouraged to keep her going strong all year long.
I'll leave you with additional photos examples of what's inside:

You can get your very own planner at a discounted price using the code shown below!

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Hey Mama! Schoolhouse Planner 2016-2017 Review

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