Monday, July 1, 2013

Schoolhouse Planners Giveaway!!!

Many of you are planning out your next year's lessons.  Some may be procrastinating because you are just not sure where to go or what to do.  The new textbooks are here, what now?!?!

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine has created a set of wonderful homeschool planners to help you organize your lessons, life and home!  Best of all it, it's not one-size-fits-all!!  These are truly planners that you can customize for your family's needs and lifestyle.

The Old Schoolhouse crew has created 4 unique planners to help cover every families needs.

The Schoolhouse Planner for 2013-2014 "Big Mama" Planner ($39.00) features 800 different customizable pages of specialized homeschooling forms.  But these are not just for "homeschooling" tasks, these will you organize your well as your school lessons.  Some of the forms included are calendars, to-do lists, field trip forms, book report forms, book lists, address forms, home management forms, task trackers, lesson planners, meal planners and recipes.  There are bible study planners and tables/charts that allow you to put together a reference binder for your children to use with their studies.  There are also encouraging articles by homeschooling experts and experienced parents.

You pick and choose what you would like to use, fill in the information online and print them for your home binder.

Even though the Schoolhouse Planner is filled full of information, there are still some unique circumstances in each family that requires a bit more tweaking   The Old Schoolhouse magazine came prepared for these circumstances by creating Student Planners to go right along with your Schoolhouse Planner. 

If you are homeschooling a student with special needs, there are a few more obstacles.  A few more forms to fill out and keep track of.  The Special Learners Schoolhouse Student Planner 2013-2014 ($29.00) puts all these forms in easy to download format.  Simple pick the forms/plans that you want to use, fill them in and print them for your Home Binder.  Included in the Special Learners Schoolhouse Planner are task cards to help teach life skills, field trip forms, book report forms, book lists, encouraging articles from experts and fellow homeschool parents, allergen friendly recipes, Homeschool Individualized Education Plan (IEP), food diaries, and yes customizable calendars and to-do lists.

What if you are trying to get your child to work more independently?  Maybe you would like to help teach them to organize themselves better.  Organization is an ongoing life lesson.   The Primary Schoolhouse Student Planner 2013-2014 ($9.99)  has been specially created to help elementary/primary school age students learn how to organize themselves.  They can use these pages to create their own planner.  Included are pages that allow students to create a reference binder for their work area, field trip forms, book report forms, book lists, a bible reading schedule, customizable calendars, and to-do lists.  There are also helpful articles included for this age group.

To not forget those older students, The Old Schoolhouse magazine also offers the Intermediate Schoolhouse Planner for Middle School students.  The Intermediate Schoolhouse Student Planner 2013-2014 ($19.99)  This book takes the organizations skills to the next level for students.  Included are planning sheets, calendars, financial records, bible study list, writing forms, math/science charts and other book forms and logs.

For those parents who are worried about their teenagers making their way through high school, there is the Schoolhouse Student Planner - High School 2013-2014 ($29.00).  Similar to the other school levels, this planner includes forms for writing, book lists and math/science reference guides.  But there is an added benefit for the child and parent to help track high school transcript, college prep work, high school plan of action, scholarship tracking and even community service hours tracking pages.

I love using the Schoolhouse Planner.  There are so many forms to choose from, and things I don't even think about using.  I really feel like I under utilize this resource.  The forms are simple to download.  You can fill them in and simply print what you want.....You don't need to print all 800 pages.  You can also choose to print blank forms and handwrite in the information.  I can keep the forms in individual binders or in one huge binder that includes home and homeschool information.

You can purchase each one individually at the above links, but they are available another way also.  Schoolhouse Teachers is a fully loaded website set up by The Old Schoolhouse Magazine to provide lessons plans, lesson ideas, unit studies, reading lists, science experiments, music, geography, math lessons, extracurricular ideas, homeschool encouragement, and homemanagement ideas to homeschool families.

Schoolhouse Teachers is really a full curriculum in one site from grades pk through high school.

With 37 Schoolhouse Teacher-Led Subjects and 19 Daily Unit Studies presented via teaching videosongoing lesson plans,worksheetslapbooks, writing prompts, and other assignments, you have multiple options to choose from! Students can also interact personally with the Teachers by asking them questions and gaining feedback.

Schoolhouse Teachers is packed so full of wonderful resources for homeschool families that included are the Old Schoolhouse Planners!!!  So if you are a subscriber, you can download the planners for free!!!!

You can subscribe now to Schoolhouse Teachers for $3.00 for your first month, only 12.95 a month thereafter.  You will gain immediate access to all the great homeschooling resources.

We have the great privilege to giveaway an e-copy of of the Old Schoolhouse 2013-2014 Planner and your choice of one of the Student Planners.  Simply enter below with Rafflecopter.  Giveaway will be from July 1 - July 14, 2013.  Winner will be notified by email.  Winners may enter from around the globe, but you are responsible for the giveaway rules of your country.

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*****Disclaimer......As a member of the Schoolhouse Review Crew, I do receive a free subscription to the Schoolhouse Teachers website, which includes full access to these planners.  I was not required to write a positive review for this giveaway, but wrote my personal opinion on the usefullness of these products.  The views I have expressed are my own and are real experiences with my family. I am disclosing this is accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255>:"Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


  1. Sounds fabulous! Please count me in!:) Lori

  2. My most difficult subject to plan for us Math. I'm not a fan- lol! Always looking for a curriculum that we all will enjoy, is much as possible.;) Lori

  3. Great giveaway! I love organizational stuff and office supplies. :)

  4. Our most difficult subject is probably a tie between math and writing.

  5. Most difficult subject to plan for: Language arts

  6. Most difficult subject to plan is the electives (arts, music) those fun extras. By the time I get each kids basics done I am out of time to do the extras .. so flustering!

  7. Great magazine and great resources! A must for those who have just begun homeschooling or those veterans who have been homeschooling for years.

  8. Most difficult task for our family is our special needs child and keeping her interest and being at her level ( in gifted English/ LA areas)

  9. Most difficult to plan would be the "extras". We can barely get the core stuff done most days.

  10. I struggle with science. It has never been my thing and so I don't want to put together experiments

  11. I don't plan ahead very well so anything that needs me to gather supplies is challenging!

  12. Science and History seem to be my hardest

  13. PE is my most difficult because it is so weather dependent .

  14. Science and writing.