Thursday, September 30, 2010

I don’t want to give it up . . . . The 2010 TOS Planner, that is. And now the New Student Planners


When I was growing up, my favorite commercial was for a toy store. When I received the new 2010 TOS Homeschool planner, it made me think of the jingle.

Here is my version for the planner:

I don’t want to give it up,

I’m a TOS Mom,

There’s a million forms for me to use

to plan my school year on. .

From schedules to recipes to lists and goals

It’s the biggest planner out there there is. Gee Whiz.

I don’t want to give it up,

I really don’t see how.

We’d get our school year started with a wow.

More pages, more info, Oh, Boy.

The Schoolhouse Planner is the best there is.



If you are a homeschool family and haven’t seen the TOS Schoolhouse Planner, you are seriously missing out. One of my biggest fears used to be that my kids would have gaps in their education. I finally realized that I could never keep that from happening. There is no way that anyone can go through their education without gaps. I had gaps and I went to public school. The great thing about the new Planner is that I will be able to plan so well that the gaps will be kept to a minimum. I have always bought a boring planner from the teacher supply store, but never again. I love that I can type directly into the planner and print it out customized for my own family.


The planner comes as a download so you are able to access it immediately. This is great because as you know the new school year is fast approaching. You don’t want to waste any time waiting on the postman and with the 2010 Schoolhouse Planner E-book you don’t have to. It is a huge (over 600 pages) E-book. I love the fact that I don’t have to print everything out at once. I can just print out the pages that interest me. Because it is so big, there are bound to be things you will not need. The great thing is that almost everything you can think of is in there just in case. If you don’t want to print out pages, you can just type the information into the planner and save it. How cool is that?


You will find a wealth of information listed under monthly categories. From Wars involving the United States to American Sign Language as a Foreign Language Credit, it’s in here. You can find Indoor fun, information for cooking Gluten and Dairy Free, how to do notebooking, and even animal classification.

Here are a few more things that you will get when you order this amazing planner. image

  • Homeschool forms (including but not limited to)
    • Curriculum recording sheet
    • Goals
    • Objectives
    • To-Do list
    • Annual PlansDSCI0145
    • Course of Study (love this one to send in with notification forms)
    • Weekly planning forms (here you can see ours for next week)
    • Field Trip planning
    • Daily Planner (new)
    • Report Cards
    • High School Transcript
    • Log Sheets (videos, books, etc.)
    • Journal pages
    • Preschool Forms


  • Household Forms
    • Important Phone Numbers
    • Babysitter information
    • Emergency Medical Info
    • Family Computer Schedule
    • Grocery Lists
    • Menu Planners BUY IT HERE


    And so much more. The list of forms takes up 16 entire pages. That is over 120 forms for only $39. No, I am not kidding. It is only $39.00. It seems like the list is never ending. This is one time when that is a good thing.

    One of my favorite things for our family is the Co-op planning sheets. This year I have been asked to be the co-leader in our local CHEC group. This is new to me so these sheets will be wonderful in helping me keep track and plan our co-op activities and field trips.

    I haven’t even mentioned all of the recipes. The price tag of $39 would be worth it for the over 84 recipes alone. Every month has several tempting recipes to enjoy with your family. My favorite is the Holiday Chicken Ring.

    Have I coerced you into buying the Schoolhouse Planner yet? You will not be disappointed.

    Wait, I forgot to mention there are two articles every month written by experienced homeschoolers and well known authors. I loved the one titled “What kind of homeschooler are you?” I enjoy reading about all of the different types of learning styles. clip_image002

    You can check it out right here if you would like to see a sample.


    This isn’t just Mom’s Planner, either. You can print out individual sheets for each of your children to help keep them on track. Younger children will be able to keep track of audio/video logs, book reports, US Capitals, nature journal pages and their chore charts. You can print off the sheets for them to fill out or customize them on the computer and really make it special.

    What teenager wouldn’t love their own personalized planner that includes car maintenance forms, bible study notes, getting into college checklist, weekly or daily schedule (they get to pick), library book list (no more fines) and a chore reminder form.

    Don’t forget you can print off as many copies as you would like. No need to buy separate planners for each member of the family. You get it all with the Schoolhouse Planner from TOS.

    I really think this will be the best $39 you have spent on homeschooling. If you only use a small part of the planner, it will be worth your investment.

    Wouldn’t it be great to have a well planned, laid back school year in 2010? Buy the new Schoolhouse Planner and you will be well on your way. Don’t wait, do it now.


    Are you still here? What more could you want? How about a better planned homeschool conference next year? Okay. They have forms for that too. Four new forms designed just for convention planning will help keep you organized at your favorite conference. You will not be overwhelmed when you enter the vendor hall and these will help you make better decisions when it comes time to purchase that new curriculum. This also would be great when you attend the Homeschool Expo at The Old Schoolhouse that is coming up this fall.

    Now really, go buy it. You’re family will thank you. You will be a more relaxed homeschool mommy. You’ll have more time to do the fun stuff and make wonderful memories with the children God has blessed you with.

    You’ll have more time to stop and smell the


    And, as always, shipping is free at The Old Schoolhouse Store.



    TOS has also came out with Student Planner'>Student Planners for all of your homeschool students needs. You can read all about these here. There are levels for every age including Primary, Middle and High School. These are a great way to give your student more accountability in their education. It includes schedules, forms, journals and so much more.

    They are very reasonably priced.

    High School & Middle School Planners-$28.80
    High School & Secondary or Primary Planners-$23.37
    Middle School & Secondary or Primary Planners-$17.37
    Secondary & Primary Planners-$11.94

    Please check them out, I think you’ll really love them.

    I am doing reposting this as part of a contest for TOS. I have not received any compensation but there may be a prize (hopefully). I did not exaggerate my thoughts because of this. Really, I love it. I'm not kidding.


    Sheri said...
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    Sheri said...

    Opps, I messed up-
    here is my comment

    This is great dear.
    I don't wanna grow up
    I'm a Peter Pan mom,
    There's a billion things for me to do
    before I get outta bed...

    Good luck and have a great day!

    Loving learning at Home said...

    Thanks, Sherri. I guess I'm a little like Peter Pan too. I refuse to grow up. (Out, yes, up, no)

    Kimberly Kovach said...

    After reading this, a homeschooler would be nuts not to purchase! Great job.

    Loving learning at Home said...

    Thanks, Kimberly. I think so too. :)

    Julieanne Miller said...

    Great job in explaining how the whole planner works!


    Lorus! said...

    Love the jingle! Fellow Crew Member here - Great breakdown of the Planner!

    Mama M. said...

    Great. Just, great. Now I've got that song stuck in my head! ;)

    I've gotta say, you make me want to homeschool with these planners. Planners make me drool...and I don't even know why, 'cuz I never end up using them! Maybe it's just the thought of me being somewhat organized that gets me excited!

    You're my Date of the Week this week!!

    trooppetrie said...

    Great post, I really need to look into this. actually I have found lots of things that look helpful like the peel and stick white board

    Marie said...

    I love those dividers you used between in the world did you do that?
    I tagged you in my meme post today :-)


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