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Friday, October 29, 2010

The Old Schoolhouse Now Has Student Planners!



I recently had the opportunity to review one of the New TOS Student Planners.

I chose the Middle School Planner, as I have an eighth grader this year. 

I will admit that when I first saw these come out, I didn't immediately think "we need these", BUT, after I actually got to see what all was in it, and how helpful it would actually be to my daughter, I was in love with it!

My daughter is loving having her own planner. 



She is even going to plan some chores, and she will do them because they are written in her planner!

So, parents, if you are having trouble getting your children to do their chores, maybe getting them their own planner and letting them plan it out, they would be more apt to do them. 

If you have seen the original TOS Schoolhouse Planner, you already have a feel for what this planner is like. 

It is very similar in the fact that it has several different calendar layouts to choose from,  and many different types of sheets. 

I love that even your children can have their own planner, and one that actually incorporates home and school together. 



Some of the sheets you will find in this student planner include:
  • To-do lists (today, tomorrow, next week . . .)
  • Audio/Visual log
  • Log sheet
  • Marking period planners
  • Wish list (stuff to buy later)
  • Science lab sheets (use to gather all the supplies and record the experiment too)
  • General book reports
  • Early elementary book reports (with room for pictures!)
  • Chore charts (includes tasks and pictures for primary and secondary grades)
  • Loaned and borrowed lists (no more lost books, CDs, DVDs . . .)
  • Important phone numbers and contacts (never forget a phone number again)
  • Address book (from A–Z)
  • Family tree
  • Community service record (college and scholarship applications may require this information)
  • Dates to remember (birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, important events)
  • Website login/password reference (handy!)
My daughters favorites sheets are the calendar, book report and books read pages,  the sign language page, and the wish list. (She is already filling that one out!)



I love the fact that she now has a place to keep track of things such as the field trips  that we go on, the books we read for a unit study, the books she wants to read, the activities that we do for our unit studies, and much more.

I've never had a place to keep track of all of that before, and I am just thrilled about having it now.

This planner has so many sheets that work perfectly with unit studies!




Oh, and they have the sheets called the "Must Know Lists" that are awesome!

They even had some that went along with the unit study that we are currently doing!
(The Thirteen Colonies)

We also love the kitchen conversion sheet.
We are gonna print that one out and hang it in the kitchen! lol

Another neat thing about this planner is that you can use it on the computer, print it out, or type it up and then print it out.
So it works well no matter how you prefer to use it.

I strongly recommend that you get your students their own planners.
I thought that my own planner was enough, and the we could just schedule it all through mine, but now having used it, I see the benefits to the children having their own.

It gives them some accountability of their own, they are more willing to accomplish something that they have scheduled out for themselves, and it is just plain fun for them to have one of their own.

If you would like to bless your children with one of the new Student Planners you can find them here:

Primary Student Planner $9.95
Middle School Planner $19.00
High School Student Planner $29.00

I hope you and your children enjoy your planners as well as we did!

Oh, and mom, don't forget to check out your planner too!

*I was given a copy of the Middle School Student Planner in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation has been given me. *




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