So I have a bit of a bone to pick with those who create professional planners...why aren't there any good SECULAR homeschool planners? Oh, I'm finding them by the ton that were created by moms like me who are looking for something to help them stay organized, but none of them are EXACTLY what I want or they just don't have that professional, manufactured feel to them. And, having been a teacher, I'm a bit of a planner junkie. I like planners and how pretty they are (especially those by Erin Condren), but even she does not have anything that really fits the lifestyle of a homeschooling mom (especially one on a budget - it was a different story when I was getting a paycheck and could buy one of her fancy ones for my classroom when I was teaching in the public setting). I even like this one by HEDUA except for one teensy little issue - I don't need, nor want, a Christian planner. As a Buddhist family, we don't need to be able to read through the Bible in one year. The designs are pretty and the layout is helpful, but it doesn't do me any good when it has stuff I don't need. I'm wondering why they aren't interested in creating a secular version. Wouldn't that help those of us who are wanting to purchase their products, but don't because there are things that just don't fit? So, I created my own using a planner that I was able to pick up from a friend of mine. It's a student planner that I adjusted (thanks to my handy-dandy PaperMate felt-tip pens). Problem is, it is still missing quite a bit of material that I am wanting (record sheets, attendance records, monthly planning calendars). I was able to block everything up into his workboxes, but I still feel as though this make-shift planner that I made is rather haphazard and not precisely what I was looking for. Sigh.
How it all started...
I was a public school teacher for 6 years in a very urban middle school for both 7th and 8th grade. As the red-tape got thicker and teaching became more of a business rather than a place to prepare young minds to enter into the world, I decided that if I was going to work that hard to give an education to someone, it should be my own son. So, my adventures in homeschooling has begun.
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