The Well Planned Day Family Homeschool Planner

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The Well Planned Day (a family homeschool planner review)

It’s no secret that I reviewed and loved another planner earlier this year. It’s also not a secret that I like planners and lists. So when I was contacted to see if I would be interested in reviewing The Well Planned Day planner, me jumping at the chance wouldn’t be an inaccurate image.

Three things before I get into the review. I was provided a free planner so I could, you know, look it over and review it. I am a registered affiliate with HEDUA. Finally, this is a review of The Well Planned Day, not a comparison to any other planner (free or paid).

About The Well Planned Day

The Well Planned Day is a family homeschool planner created by Rebecca Scarlata Keliher. This planner was created to cover everything a homeschool family needed to track and plan. It is very thorough.

Details

  • spiral bound with three-hole punch for inserting in binders
  • full color
  • includes year and month at a glance calendars
  • is dated for the school year, which runs July through June (copy I received is 2013-2014)
  • includes a short inspirational article for each month (titles in my review copy include 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Homeschooling, Book Gluttony, and Let Your Kids be Kids)
  • planning/tracking pages for household management and holiday shopping included
  • track up to four students in one planner with class plans, schedules, attendance charts, progress reports, and perforated report cards
  • Bible reading plan included on the monthly calendar, scripture quotes throughout the book, and a weekly catechism focus

My Review of The Well Planned Day Planner

First, I did not take any photos of the inside pages of this planner for copyright issues, but you can see 90 pages of the planner on the preview page. And really, those are much better than any photo I could give you. Now, on with the review!

Oh, my stars. This planner is gorgeous! Each month has a subtly different color scheme that helps give a fresh look to your eyes, but keeps with the overall design of the planner. And normally, I’m not a floral type girl, but I LOVE the floral design of this planner. Also, purple is a very frequent color in this planner and you can’t go wrong with purple in my book.

The content? Seriously, I can’t believe how well this is organized. It has goals. It has menu planning. It has perforated shopping lists, six for each month! It has budgeting forms. It has a section each month for books to enjoy, field trips/enrichment activities, and monthly bills.

To be a little more helpful, I will take you through a few things.

First we have your basic information and a fun little family time capsule type page, followed by a staying in touch page where you can track monthly celebrations like birthdays and anniversaries. Then we move into the household pages for things like monthly budgets, income, household duties, and emergency contacts.

Then there is something that I think is completely genius. There is a perforated page for your students’ responsibilities and educational to do’s each day. I intend to finally buy a laminator and laminate the filled out cards for a checklist for each student. After that comes your homeschool planning pages.

What I love about the homeschool planning pages is that each student is given a two page spread to include their personal information, subjects and books, expenses, and a student schedule. I find this particularly helpful since each student has their own activities to track and oftentimes, their own daily rhythm or routine. I like that I can help each student visualize how their time is or should be spent.

There are two semester goals pages (one before July and one before January). At the end of December, there is an attendance record and progress report for four students.

Each month starts with a month at a glance two page spread that includes an inspirational quote, Bible verses for reading through the Bible in a year, and a notes section. Then comes the page with the sections for books, field trips, and bills. Next are the six, double-sided, perforated shopping lists (brilliant!!) and the inspirational article.

Now, the nitty gritty pages you will be using every day. And a confession for you, I realized I LOVE the fact that this planner is dated because I don’t like the way my handwriting looks so different than the rest of the text on pages that I have to fill in the dates (or subjects). I told you, I am pretty visually picky.

Each week has a two page spread. Each day has a column that is broken down by rows for Bible, Math, History, Science, English, and two custom spots. I love that Bible is top priority in the list. On top of the page are the current and next month at a glance calendars; a Bible verse; and an inspirational quote. On the right-hand page, there are sections for weekly priorities, your weekly dinner menu, and a weekly catechism question. I also love that there is a box for both Saturday and Sunday so you can mark your weekend activities in your planner, too.

Other details: a holiday planner section comes before December (LOVE), fonts are easy to read and pretty to look at, and the planner ends with a year at a glance look at next year and a future plans page.

Overall, I didn’t think I could love a planner as much as the other one, but I actually love this one more (sorry, there is a comparison)! I love that it is a homeschool family planner, not just a homeschool planner. I love that everything I need is in this one planner. The planner costs around $26 and is worth every penny.

There are a few different options available, so check out the Well Planned Day planners and see which one you would like! Next, I want to try out their On the Go planner. ;)

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Comments

  1. I would like to win this planner so that I can have everything I need to organize our homeschool and my family household management duties in one convenient spot. I love that it is three-hole punched and can be placed in a binder if needed. It is also very portable so I can take it with me when we leave the house for classes or shopping. The grocery lists, meal planning section, teacher and student schedules, semester goals page, cleaning schedules, book and field trip lists, class plans, and of course the monthly calendars would be very helpful. I am super disorganized this year after our recent move and could use something that would make life a little saner and easier. Thank you for the opportunity to win this planner. I have read so many reviews about this product and would love the chance to try using it.

  2. I would love a chance to win this planner, it would make my life 100 times easier. (and that never happens) I have a hard time staying organized and on time for certain things and this is just what I need!!

  3. I would LOVE to win this planner. I have been looking at it for years, but it’s a bit pricey for me, and I always seem to miss when its on sale. I love how organized it is. Perfect with someone with a little OCD like me :)

  4. Cara Shields says:

    Can’t go wrong with pretty organization :)

  5. This is my first year home schooling and would love this planner!

  6. This is such an awesome planner! This is my first real year homeschooling my 2 out of four boys (other 2 are babies still) I LOVE planning and lists and have never found one that covers all the bases for a family. Thank you for giving one away.

  7. I love this planner. I hope it would help me, a list avoider, to be more productive.

  8. I am a first time homeschooling mom, and I am forever trying to find the best way to keep myself and my 2 little ones organized! It is a never ending process:) I love everything that is included in this organizer, the extra lists, and encouragement:)

  9. I would like to win this planner to help me get better organized.

  10. We just began homeschooling our children this year. We are so excited to being this new journey and the organizer would be a HUGE help in getting organized! :)

  11. I am a new homeschool mom and somewhat obsessed with organization, especially with fun planners like this one. This would be a GREAT help to me as I am learning the ropes of homeschooling!

  12. Roxanna Alcantra says:

    I would love to win this planner because I need help in getting myself organized.

  13. I would love to win. I just started teaching kindergarten to my son. Thanks for a chance to win and have a good night. :)

  14. I would love to win this planner because I know that it will help me get myself more organized. I also have heard wonderful things about this planner :)

  15. Would love to win this!!

  16. I love how all-inclusive this planner is. It would have everything I need. Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. My wife has been talking about this planner and I would love to get it for her. This will be of benefit to her.

  18. Morgan McDonald says:

    First year homeschooler…still can’t figure out which way is up!!

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