I am looking to get a high school planner. Wondering what you have used and what you liked or didn’t like about it? Thanks6boys1girlParticipant
I have looked and looked for planners for high school (for them to use themselves) and for me to use for the youngers. I’ve never found one that I really liked so I finally just made one myself, gleaning the parts I did like from the ones I looked at. I have it saved on my computer so I can easily make changes, if needed, and copy new ones as needed.
I know that’s probably not the information you were hoping for but you may want to consider just making one. It is very inexpensive : ).
I am using the one by Home Educating Family and I really love it – covers everything I need. LindaMistyParticipant
Thanks ladies, would you get this the summer before 9th grade? or earlier?csmammaParticipant
By favorite by far is Joanne Calderwoods High School Student Planner.
Her planners enable your highschooler to see the big picture and be a part of the goal setting process. This really helps them with self-teaching and motivates them to do their work . She also has homeschool student planners for the younger grades; we’ve used both for a few years now.
@ CSMama: you say you’ve been using the calderwood planners for a couple years now, i take it thay they are charlotte mason friendly? i’d like for my dd to do her own planning. she works independently but I am the only who makes the schedule each week…i’d like for her to do it herself.
I too have been wondering. I have read some articles on self-directed learning… but having problems figuring out how to make it work with CM (and AO)…csmammaParticipant
@ cheryl & suski, when our guys began to get older, we felt it was important for them to become more independant in their work. So, we incorporated both CM and self-learning in our homeschool. Its very easy to take the living books we love, narrations, copywork, dictation, etc, and apply them to self-teaching. Some days (as in dictation), they simple make a note on their planners to *see Mom*. The Calderwoods follow a traditional approach, though the planner can be used with any method. It really is a simple planner that anyone could put together themselves. However, what makes it stand apart is the approach she takes; she has a few pages in the planner devoted to walking you through how to sit down with your dc and teach them how to be part of the goal setting & planning process. This is a great motivater for my boys; They love filling in their planners, knowing what they need to do next, and checking it off. This could also apply to the SCM planner on this site. If we had the extra $, I think they would love to do it electronically as well .
Happy New Year! ~ Heather
I actually have an article written by the maker of the planner, which gives even a bit more info.
I guess my main problem is really my kids are so young… the books we need to read are over their reading levels. (and I guess I should have made a new thread instead of putting it in this one on the high school planner…)TailorMadeParticipant
We use quite a bit of self-teaching methods with our older kids. We learned this using/implementing Robinson Curriculum methods and some of the RC books which fit nicely into a CM home. Calderwood uses/has used RC and her helps/suggestions are very helpful. But, I’m still thinking that the CMO would be awesome for highschoolers! They could even have a time to manage it with Mom or on their own. At least, my oldest daughter (15yo) thinks the idea of CMO is awesome! She’s the one pushing me to get it started. And, Hubby, too. I want to get tax things out of the way first so I don’t get too distracted. ;0)
Yes, since my questions on this thread last month, we have been using CMO, printing the daily list and adding it to their planner (older kids could probably use the CMO directly) – and highlighting what they can do on their own… and I’ve seen a big change over the last month on them working a little more independantly (keeping in mind that my kids are 7 and 5 that are doing this… so there isn’t a LOT they can do on their own yet…)
I’m happy with how it is going.
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