When Apologia Educational Ministries comes up on the list of reviews upcoming for the Old Schoolhouse Magazine’s Review Crew, I get nearly giddy. It’s become one of my favorite companies through opportunities afforded me on the Review Crew, and I’ve never been disappointed with anything I’ve ever received from them. This time, The Ultimate Homeschool Planner was what was up for review. I was thrilled to be chosen for the review. I received the planner with the yellow cover.
The planning and goal and prayer pages are awesome. To be reminded to pray over our days, our plans, and our goals is much needed. To record what God has done for us as a family and a school is a great reminder as I can look back and see how far we’ve come and see what our Lord has done for us. There’s one two-page spread for every week with the headings Bible Plan, Battle Plan, Fighter Verse, Prayers, Hospitality/Outreach, This Week’s Memorable Moments, and Evidences of Grace.As far as homeschool planners go – and I’ve tried quite a few over the years I’ve homeschooled – this one has to be my favorite. I love how it’s driving you to Christ, reminding of your purpose, and geared toward fighting the good fight – and being geared for battle, realizing this is not an easy journey, but something to travel with planning, prayer, and Scripture encouragement.