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My Favorite Homeschool Planner

Today’s topic needs no introduction because it is something we all have either mastered, need assistance in, or have completely failed at. Today’s topic is organization and planning as it pertains to homeschool.

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Since the beginning of our homeschool journey I have used several different planners to keep our lesson plans, projects, library notices, and activities organized. Some of them I found quite overwhelming in the beginning since I only had one child. There were also a few that I found needed a bit more, no matter how many children you are teaching. Today, I want to share my current to favorite planners for homeschool and how I use them at Team Kemp Academy.

Screenshot_20180517-134219_Samsung Internet.jpgFirst up is the A Simple Plan, Homeschool Planner which can only be purchased at Mardel in-store or online.  This you meet teacher plan is geared toward the Christian home school family. I love that includes scripture throughout, always has a unique design, and is fairly priced. This planner also includes a detailed letter explaining the features as well as several example pages to ensure that you use your planner effectively and efficiently.

 

 The Simple Plan system is also noted for having matching accessories as well as coordinating student planners each year. The varieties offered with the designs are amazing and you will never get bored because every year there is something different to choose from for your children. The only con I’ve noted is that occasionally the spring that holds the planner together does come apart. However, according to Mardel they have updated the design and that will no longer be an issue.  Also they only have one planner available for teachers so for those who like to mix and match or have a unique look that is not unlikely.  Since the planner is always so beautiful the latter has not been an issue for me in previous years.

 

To see how I have used this planner in the past, check out this YouTube video.

 

 Next up for discussion is The Happy Planner system by Me and My Big Ideas (MAMBI). This system is based on using disk to attach and remove paper from your planner as well as their variety of covers and colorful accessories. For several years they have incorporated a teacher planner system that includes various kits as well as individual large planners.  These items are available in-store and on from various retailers as well as the MAMBI website. This school year I switch to this planner because my simple home school planner did tear up because of the after mentioned spring. I was reluctant to add another happy planner to my repertoire but it worked out well. I enjoy the ability to quickly add and remove things so I can organize my planner the way I see fit.

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Though they are beautiful, the complimentary accessories might be noted as a con because it is an additional cost to the user. By the time you purchase your planner, stickers, folder packs, and protective covers you may have broken the bank.  Next, another con might be that there are too many choices within the happy planner system. You might like the cover on one, the monthly calendars on another, and the folders in another. Unless you buy all three, there is no truly cost effective way to perfectly customize your planner.  Finally, in the past it was mentioned that some teachers did not like the large size of the planners. To fix that this year MAMBI put out a classic sized teacher planner for those who prefer less space.

 

To see how I’ve used this planner for homeschool, check out my recent YouTube video.

 

So, here we are preparing for our next school year which begins in July.  I have been looking at my previous planners and going through the pros and cons of each system. Ultimately, I have decided on which one I will use next year but you’ll have to wait to find that out. Just know that it has shipped and is on the way.

 

Make this week organized,

 

-Ta’Neisha K.

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2018 Planner Lineup & January Spreads

This year my planner stack has increased slightly… okay quite a bit.. well, let’s just be completely honest and say it has grown.  I have been planning for nearly one calendar year and in that time my collection has grown tremendously and I have fallen in love with pen and paper all over again.  My writing has improved and my family is always able to check to see what we have coming up in two flips rather than scrolling through my phone calendar.  I truly enjoy this hobby and can’t wait to share my 2018 lineup with you.  You can see MOST of my collection in this recent YouTube video.

Next up I want to share my January planner spreads which you can see in this recent YouTube video.

Now that you’ve seen my planners for 2018, be sure to share your planner lineup information in the comments below.  And, don’t forget to click this super cool hyperlink to enter the awesome giveaway!!!

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Make this week awesome,

Ta’Neisha K.

Introducing Stick it in Your Planner

Happy Sunday!  I know this post is going up later in the evening but I hope all the #plannerbabes will jump with excitement for this blog post.  So, here it goes. . .

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In the beginning of 2017 I started using a Happy Planner which I have mentioned in a few recent blog posts.  After sharing my July monthly flip through in all my planners, via this wonderful blog post, I decided to give you all some insight to the current sticker shops I follow on Instagram and shop via Etsy.  Stick In In Your Planner is the first shop I’m introducing and it just happens to be the first one I ordered from.  Lisa is known for her customizable daily/function stickers, cute kits, and great shipping cost.  The variety of kits and daily stickers offered includes an array of colors, premium finishes, and even additional goodies like the monthly mystery box.  You can see me share a recent haul from her shop via my @Married2KDK Instagram and you can see a close up of the Rose Gold, Mother’s Day kit via this haul video.

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The items I’ve purchased from Lisa’s planner sticker shop have been great quality, arrive quickly, and are well worth the price.  She communicates with her customers and always responded to my inquiries in a timely manner.  So make time to visit Lisa’s shop, browse the virtual aisles, place some stickers or planner accessories in your cart, apply that coupon code, and enjoy your purchases.  Be sure to follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest for plenty of planner inspiration and let her know that @Married2KDK sent you.  You can also check out her blog for a cute planner freebie!

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Happy shopping,

Ta’Neisha K.