Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My Favorite Planner: repost -- special offer today only

The Old Schoolhouse is running a teacher appreciation event today only.  With a $30 purchase, you get a whole bunch of goodies, including a Creation magazine, a book about the sun from Master Books, Mind Benders B1 from Critical Thinking Company, and more.  Today would be the perfect day to purchase the The 2010 Schoolhouse Planner for $39... and get $35 in goodies for free!  Or to purchase something else, like the Student Planners that are available next week! (Since I already own all this, I'm eying a bunch of the Planner Modules, as they are only $1 today).

So, for the repost:

I want to tell you a bit about why I love my TOS Planner and think it is well worth owning.
  1. It's a pdf file, which means you only print out the forms you actually need.  For instance, I don't want their Bible Reading Schedule, so I don't print it.  I don't have a need for address book pages in my planner at this time, so I don't print that either.
  2. Along the same lines, the planner contains multiple versions of the same form... so I can choose to print out a format that works best for ME instead of forcing myself to get my life onto the ONE version that someone else thinks is right.  
  3. Also along the same lines, some of the forms come formatted for different numbers of kids.  That certainly comes in handy.  Some stuff I print for one "child" (things we all do together).  Some things I print for three (my three oldest tend to be doing similar things... similar enough to group 'em together on one page).  Some things I print for two children (my youngest two are also doing similar things, and having them on the same form works well).
  4. There are forms in here that I would never, ever use... but in some cases, I just thought I'd never use them when I first got a TOS Planner last summer.  I've realized, after seeing the forms over the past year, that it really would be helpful to keep track of some of the things I haven't been.
  5. I love being able to type information into the form and then print it out.  And to save it too.  So each week doesn't have to be started from scratch.
  6. That doesn't even address all the cool extras.  Articles written by homeschool experts.  Great lists, like one of geography terms.
  7. And the forms encompass a lot of areas, not just homeschooling.  General household stuff, gardens, Bible and prayer, computers...
  8. The best part is that I've been able to create planners for each of my kids too, by printing out certain pages that are applicable to each.  But TOS will be making that even easier soon.  And the new Student Planners are amazing, if I do say so myself! 

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