Now that we have several different editions of homeschool planners, we are often asked by our customers “How do I go about choosing a planner for my student?”
Although it of course varies by family, here are general guidelines that we recommend:
Use the Early Learner (Pre-K – 1st)
- When your child is not reading easily yet, but you want to start introducing them to using a planner
- When the scheduling and recording will be completed by mom as either what to do, or what was done
- When the main focus is on learning and play and “school” encompasses at most 3 subject areas: Math, Language Arts and Other
Use the Student Edition (1st – 7th/8th)
- When you have more than 3 subject areas that you are teaching or focusing on
- When you feel you your child is reading well and you can hand them their planner with assignments that you have filled out
- When you want to encourage more independent work
Use the High School Edition (8th/9th – 12th)
- When you begin to track credits toward high school graduation
- When your student starts looking at post-high school options
- When your student’s extracurricular activities would work well on a resume for summer job opportunities
Of course, as with all things homeschooling, it will vary among families and students. Pick what you believe will work the best for you and your child and please don’t hesitate to ask if we can help answer any questions!
Remember, you can customize your ideal planner in our shop making it work for your homeschool student in any grade.
We look forward to helping you put A Plan in Place this next school year!