Since Sunday afternoon is usually my day to brew myself a latte and plan our school lessons for the week, I thought I’d share with you the planner I’m currently using.
My sister actually discovered this Debra Bell planner over the summer and, like sisters do when you find a good thing, you pass it on! Having not used a homeschool planner in 7 years, and even then having my planner all typed up when it arrived (we used Sonlight), my only reference to lesson-planning books was my own teaching background in public schools.
Which means I don’t have a lot of experience in order to compare various homeschool planners out there, but so far ~ for what I needed and was looking for ~ The Debra Bell Ultimate Homeschool Planner has been a huge blessing.
Even as I use the word ‘blessing’ to describe my planner, I recognize it may sound dramatic or exaggerative. However, what has truly blessed me the most is Ms. Bell’s intentional design which helps keep my weekly focus balanced and Christ-centered. Here is how she does it:
The above page is meant to be filled out at the beginning of each week and consists of four categories: Bible Plan, Battle Plan (with Fighter Verse), Prayers, and Hospitality/Outreach.
This page also includes a new quote each week. The quote I read when I sat down to plan last week, Oct. 1-5 was: