Click to see SAMPLE PAGES of the K-8 Planners.
The Self-Propelled STUDENT Planner sets YOU and YOUR CHILD free to enjoy each school day. Providing a student with one of our planners gives him a sense of ownership of his work, which in turn fosters motivation and a positive attitude yielding an educational advantage over time.
Of course younger students need hands-on help each day, but your weekly prep time can be 15 minutes or less per student with the help of this complete planning and organizing system!
For both new and seasoned home educators, an important key to success is organization. We've got you covered!
* Each planner is divided into four parts called quarters.
* Each quarter contains nine weeks of blank work schedules.
* At the beginning of each quarter is a Goal Sheet, and at the end is a Score Sheet.
* At the end of the four quarters you have a place to figure Yearly Averages of scores.
* We've also included a spot for recording field trips and places visited throughout the year.
* And don't forget the page for writing down all the books that were completed this year!
Relax! We've thought of everything to make record-keeping easy! It is a fact that the more involved students are in the planning and execution of their daily work, the greater their academic motivation and success.
To put it another way, the Self-Propelled STUDENT Planner is all of the following:
+ a daily / weekly / monthly work schedule.
All planners are undated which means you can begin at any time and take breaks whenever you want to.
+ a portfolio of compiled student work for the whole year!
Maintain records all in one place for the standard 180-day requirement while still retaining flexibility in schedule!
+ a grade keeper
Each quarter has its own score sheet, and the inside cover is a super-handy percentage chart for grading.
+ a goal-setting aid
Each quarter has a specially designed short-term goal sheet. New for 2020 is a special goal-setting aid for the entire year, so you and your student can begin with the end in sight.
+ an attendance record
Also included are four extra weeks of work schedules for those who do more than 180 days of schooling. I have never used these, as we have a big party on day #180 at my house, but other families have requested this feature over the years.
+ a photo feature
There's space to stick a picture of the student at the beginning of the year and then at the end of the year. It's so fun to look at the physical progress a student makes as well as the educational progress!
Finally, The Self-Propelled STUDENT Planner is an excellent motivational tool for a classroom or for home education or for a hybrid of the two. The beginning portion of each planner explains how to use it with very young students, as well as how to gradually enable middle school and high school students to work independently.
Click to see SAMPLE PAGES of the High School Planners.
Each High School planner incorporates ALL of the features of the K-8 planner, and the work schedules are exactly the same, too. However, there are lots of extra features added to the high school planners. You'll wonder how you've ever gotten along without them!
If you haven't done so already, look over the features of the K-8 planner listed in the column to the left. Additional specialized pages you'll find in our high school planners include:
1. One of the most motivating things your high school student can do is to see the BIG picture on the four years of study called high school. The two Course of Study pages are designed for college-bound students and non-college-bound students. These two pages give students a glimpse of exactly what must be accomplished before graduation. The student then sees that high school is a manageable and logical progression of courses, and he is motivated to take 'em on!
The Course of Study planning pages to me are the most valuable in the entire planner. Parents will rely on the course
of study sheets for keeping track of what subjects have been done by the student as she progresses through the four
years of high school. Here you and your student can plan what course will be studied in what year, allowing the student to see what has been accomplished and where she has to go before graduating. This is a great road map, and illustrates what I mean by, "Begin with the end in mind."
2. On very rare occasions a college admissions counselor may ask, "What textbook series was used for biology?"
While this situation will rarely arise, it is never a bad thing to be prepared, so we've included Course of Study Record Sheets, the guaranteed way to avoid that deer-in-the-headlights moment.
3. The College Entrance Exams Planning Pages give valuable information on the individual tests such as SAT,
PSAT, and ACT, as well as the GED.
4. Extracurricular and Volunteer Activities Sheets provides a place to record, well...extracurricular and volunteer activities that the student has taken part in as they occur so there is no forgetting. It is important to keep a log of the sports, theater, civic, volunteer, [etc.] activities for college entrance / high school resume purposes.
5. Finally, we have included Time Sheets so that students can record the number of hours spent per day per course if they care to. This is a requirement in many states.
The beginning portion of each planner explains how parents and students can use the planner to their utmost advantage. For proprietary reasons, we do not show samples of all planner pages here on the website.
But you can see SAMPLE PAGES by clicking HERE.