Homeschool Planet, the ultimate online homeschool planner, is the last home school planner I will ever need…because it solves ALL my homeschool planning problems!
Do you ever get to the point where enough is enough? Well, for me, it was the summer of 2015. I decided it was time to make a change because I was desperate for a solution! For years I had done all of my homeschool lesson planning on paper. I tried using numerous different types of planners where I either wrote out all of our assignments or I typed up and printed the assignments. I even created my very own printable homeschool pages.
But, I had the same problem with every single lesson planner I tried…
Whenever assignments were missed, I would spend hours erasing, crossing out, or cutting/pasting to make the needed adjustments and revisions.
Moving around and shifting assignments became a serious chore!
I started dreading Sunday evenings when it was time to make sure that the kids lessons for the week were accurate and up-to-date.
It got to the point where I could only plan a week in advance in order to avoid the inevitable frustration that came whenever I had to make changes. I knew there had to be a better way…and I was determined to find it!
Determined to Find a Solution…
So, I started researching. I began reading reviews from fellow homeschool moms who were using an online planner called Homeschool Planet. I figured an online planner would have way more options than I really needed and that all the options would make planning way too complicated.
But, with the FREE 30-day trial, I decided to at least give it a shot. Boy, am I glad I did!
I fell in love with Homeschool Planet and purchased a one-year subscription! And, I’ve been using it ever since!
When I was offered the opportunity to review the online planner on my blog, it was a no-brainer! (Besides, I was already using and loving it as a paying customer!) Homeschool Planet has revolutionized lesson planning for me and I’m convinced it will do the same for you too!
A Homeschool Planner for the Present & the Future
Curious about my first impression? Well, I can’t lie – I was initially concerned that Homeschool Planet would be way too complicated and have way more options than I needed. And, I was right about it having lots of options.
You can do A LOT with Homeschool Planet…from resource lists to shopping lists…from daily digest emails to text capabilities…from customizable widgets to calendar sharing.
While I don’t have a need for all of the options now, I see how Homeschool Planet will grow with me as my children get older.
For example, I don’t really need to be able to print out transcripts now…but I will when it’s time to work on college applications! Homeschool Planet will do that for me!
Right now, I loosely track my kid’s class hours. However, once they hit high school, I will need to keep more accurate, detailed records of this data. Homeschool Planet will do that for me too!
Homeschool Planet is the last homeschool planner I will ever need, because it serves my organizational and planning needs, both now and in the future!
My Entire Homeschool Year is All Planned Out
While I was right about Homeschool Planet having loads of features, I was totally wrong about it being too complicated! It was still very easy for me to do all of my basic lesson planning! To get started, I watched a few of the video tutorials. I was able to get our ENTIRE SCHOOL YEAR planned out in just a few days! For all my fellow planners out there, can you imagine the exhilaration I felt?
Reschedule Assignments With Ease!
I keep discovering really cool things that I can do with the homeschool scheduler. But, the very best part is the rescheduling feature. Y’all, this is EXACTLY what I was looking for! It solved the one problem that I had with every single planner that I previously tried!
Check it out below! If we miss an assignment, I can easily open up the “Rescheduler” and move assignments forward, add assignments or delete assignments…with just the click of a button! LOVE IT!!!! This feature alone makes Homeschool Planet worth every single penny I paid for it! No more dreaded Sunday evenings spent erasing, crossing out, or cutting/pasting in order to revise our schedule.
Homeschool Organization w/Multiple Device Capabilities
I also love that we can access our assignments in multiple ways! I entered all of our data and assignments using my laptop. During the school day I make changes to our schedule using our classroom desktop. I can even keep up with assignments on my phone when we are on the go!
And, my daughter has a separate login and is able to access all of her assignments on her tablet.
Printable Assignment Sheets
While my daughter prefers to mark off her daily assignments on her tablet, I currently prefer for my boys to have printed assignment sheets. Well, you guessed it…Homeschool Planet makes it easy for me to print off assignment sheets for each of my boys. As they progress through their daily assignments, they check off their completed work on their sheet. As I check their progress throughout the day, I mark the assignments as complete on my phone.
Do We Still Use Homeschool Planet? (as of Sept 2021)
Yep, we do! It’s been 7 years and I still use and LOVE Homeschool Planet! Even after my free extended subscription (for review purposes) ended, I continued to personally pay for and renew my subscription year after year…
Why? Because Homeschool Planet is just THAT awesome – it solves ALL the homeschool planning problems that I used to have!
Remember how I said that there were some features (transcripts, class hours, etc) that I didn’t need because my kids were younger?
Well, they’re older now and all of that is REALLY coming in handy! I am actually going through the college application process with my daughter right now.
Side Note: In case you didn’t know, if you homeschool your kid, YOU are their counselor! This means that YOU have to submit various materials, such as official transcripts, to the colleges and universities on behalf of your child.
Well, Homeschool Planet makes that SO very simple to do! Like I said, Homeschool Planet is the ultimate planner for the present and the future!
Now that the future is here and I’m about to graduate my homeschool senior in less than 6 months, I see that I was absolutely right! Homeschool Planet IS the last homeschool planner I will need!
Do You Need Homeschool Planet?
In case you can’t tell, I absolutely LOVE my online homeschool planner! And, you may be wondering if you would love it too!
Well, if you are tired of spending Sunday evenings erasing, crossing out, or cutting/pasting assignments for the upcoming week, you need Homeschool Planet!
If you want to be able to reschedule and move assignments with the click of a button, you need Homeschool Planet!
If you want to be able to easily plan out your entire school year without the frustration of trying to make changes to the schedule when life happens, you need Homeschool Planet!
If you want the versatility of accessing assignments on multiple devices and having the option to print assignment sheets, you need Homeschool Planet.
This post was originally published on January 14, 2016.