Homeschool Planet is an easy to use online planner for both your home and school. All you need to have to use Homeschool Planet is an internet connection. You are able to customize this planner to suit whatever your needs are. Everything you need for home and school is all in one place. You can easily schedule assignments, appointments, chores, activities and more. Use it to create your school schedule, count your school days, track your grades, and create your transcripts. Add in websites, notes, books, and DVDs to your lessons. Create and send shopping lists. You can have separate log ins for everyone in your family so they can check off heir completed tasks. Daily and weekly digest emails can be sent to each person with their lists of assignments, chores, and appointments. And if you rather have a paper copy in front of you, you also have the capability to print in either black and white or color.
I am NOT a lesson planning homeschooler. I do not write out lesson plans. The biggest reason why is that the one year I spent a ton of time writing lesson plans in a paper planner, I did not account for things like unexpected field trips, or possible sick days and we never did the assigned tasks on the days I had planned. It made me feel like I had wasted my time. Since Homeschool Planet is a planner for home and school though, I figured there would be things I could use it for besides lesson planning and I was right!
It was very easy to get started on Homeschool Planet. There are several video tutorials that explain the various features. I was able to easily put in all of the family members and set up the text message feature. I tested that out by entering a shopping list and texting it to myself and was very happy when it worked! I started entering in different activities and appointments that we had coming up into the calendar. I loved the color coded activities and the ability to customize them. I made 4 H activities green, archery blue, and medical/dental yellow. When the school year starts up again I will be able to add in different colors for things like food co-ops, gymnastics, soccer, etc... You also can easily select who the appointment or activity includes. It really was very easy to put it all in and I love having everything I need on the calendar. You can choose whether you want to view a day, week, or a month. The next thing I need to work on is getting back to meal planning. I can enter in planned meals and have them on the calendar with everything else!
There are so many great features to Homeschool Planet. If you are looking for a planner that will manage your entire home including your homeschool, I urge you to sign up for the 30 day free trial and see all of the things that this planner can do.
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