I received Homeschool Planet for free and I was compensated for my time to review this product. All opinions are my own and I am not required to give a positive review.
Homeschool Buyers Co-op’s Homeschool Planet planner is a simple, elegant online homeschool organizer…. just a second: it’s a totally awesome homeschool planner! There’s exactly what you need to be well-organized, but not a whole bunch of junk you don’t need.
Let’s back up to the beginning. If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you’re probably aware I’m a bit of a planner junkie. I adore planners. I love organizers. So I jumped at the opportunity to review the Homeschool Planet.
It’s touted as an online homeschool organizer that can plan homeschool, work, and household. That’s rather impressive, don’t you think? So I absolutely had to check it out.
When I first opened it up I was shocked by it’s elegant simplicity. This was suppose to organize everything? There was a calendar, a few widgets, and that’s it. So I rolled up my sleeves and started playing.
Guess what, it does organize everything!
An Elegant Online Homeschool Organizer
Homeschool Planet is the type of organizer that’s the essence of simple elegance. It has the simple elegance of flexibility in a planner. I don’t know about you, but I need flexibility so I can adapt to my family’s ever changing needs.
As I mentioned, when you open up the Homeschool Planet, you’ll see a calendar and some widgets. These widgets give you a several options.
- Shopping List
- Daily Bible Verse
- Daily Quote
The number of widgets you’re able to create appears to be unlimited. Every time I add a widget, I keep the option of adding more.
While I enjoyed the daily quote and weather widgets, I’ve used the to-do list widget extensively.
The to-do lists are simply check lists for your self, and you can have a ton of them. You can also label the lists according to your preferences.
Prefer to-do lists organized by roles you play? Label them and go! Have to-do lists for wife, mother, teacher, daughter, sister, friend, volunteer, and more.
Want to organize your to-do lists by goals? go for it. Have yearly, monthly, weekly, and daily goals for you to accomplish.
Want to organize to-do lists by projects? Label the to-do lists by house renovations, knitting projects, yard projects, or books you’re writing.
Prefer to organize by actions? Have a list for calls, errands, websites, or research.
Love a unique combination of all of the above? The widgets are yours to command. You’re not limited to someone else’s prescribed notion of how to plan your life.
In addition, you can have to-do lists for various members of your family.
As an online homeschool organizer, Homeschool Planet features a calendar of course. You’re easily able to set up a calendar for each member of the family and show everyone’s schedule. Homeschool Planet also shows who is scheduled to attend each event.
The options are numerous for the calendar. I can ask it to just show me and all of my events, events for everyone in the family, just homeschool plans, just events, chores, meals, or a specific category like blogging.
This means I can see the whole shebang at one time from homeschool plans, family events, and blogging commitments. Or I can just look at one daughter’s weekly schedule or just her chores for the week with only a couple clicks of the mouse.
As I’ve mentioned, Homeschool Planet is a simple and elegant online homeschool organizer. It’s simple enough you’re not bombarded with stuff you don’t need, yet has everything you need easily available at the click of the mouse.
Homeschool Planet’s homeschool planner isn’t the most elaborate I’ve seen, but it’s the easiest to use. I’ve been able to easily schedule and reschedule my plans.
When I set up my 12yo’s Saxon 87 plans, I ran into a slight hitch. Saxon 87 runs with 5 days of lessons, a test, 5 days of lessons, a test, and an investigation. I groaned. It’s given me all sorts of digital headaches in the past.
However Homeschool Planet allowed me to easily schedule what I needed… although the test and investigations didn’t have numbers. I ended up with the plans below.
- Lesson 51
- Lesson 52
- Lesson 53
- Lesson 54
- Lesson 55
- Lesson 56
- Lesson 57
- Lesson 58
- Lesson 59
- Lesson 60
- Lesson 61
- So on and so forth
After the plans were created, it took me maybe 2 minutes to run through the math plans and add the appropriate numbers to the tests and investigations. It was super easy!
Homeschool Planet also emails my kids and I the day’s homeschool assignments. Isn’t that absolutely awesome? You can turn the email portion on or off according to your needs.
I adore online homeschool organizers that are easy to use.
In addition you have:
- Assignment Lists
- Class notes
- Grade Reports
- Class Hours
- Rescheduling helper
- Grade helper
- Economy printing
- Full color printing
- Set school year and vacations
- Subjects and categories
- Track class hours
- Grading scales
- Choose your theme
Chores and Household Organizer
It can text your shopping list to your phone so you have it while shopping in the grocery store.
If you’re looking for a homeschool planner for next year, be sure to check out Homeschool Planet. It’s totally awesome!