I was able to review the My Student Logbook, which has turned homeschooling with my 4th grader around.
About The Company:
My Student Logbook is a company owned by a homeschooling family. They know how time consuming planning can be.
They created a student planner that takes very little time on the part of the parents and it actually works week after week.
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About The Product:
My Student Logbook is a fairly simple format (YAY!!). The very first set up took me about 5 minutes. Each week I spend about 5 minutes (or less) updating it.
It consists of a checklist page. Which I call the subject flap. and a calendar page. You take the checklist page and write all the subjects on it and attach it to the calendar page. Then you just check off each day as you go.
Watch this quick video that explains perfectly how to set it up
These are available in printed spiral bound format ($15) in undated, dated beginning with the school year (July) or dated beginning with the calendar year (January). The dated versions are also available as a PDF yearly license. A single use license is $10 and a family license is $20.
The My Student Logbook can be used by kids of all ages. I currently use it with my 9 year old. I had originally got it to use with my oldest. When I was planning out the school year I realized that my 9 year old had no planner at all. I went scouring the internet for one for her and everything was too complicated, either for me, or for her. I decided to let her use the My Student Logbook.
A day/week in our life:
When setting it up I first filled out each subject she does. Then I crossed out with a pencil what days she doesn’t have that subject. In the little time box, I either wrote the time that the subject would start for things like outside classes or family school. If there wasn’t a specific time like reading then I just wrote in that box how long she was supposed to read for. Some subjects we just spend how much time we need to and they also don’t have a specific time, I left those ones blank.
The next thing I did was under what I call the subject flap is write notes about each subject. On the same line as reading we list each book she reads as she finishes them. On the same line as spelling we write down our goal lesson to be at by the end of the week. The same goes for math. Under science I just write what topic we are learning about that week.
Our thoughts and feelings:
This planner has given me just the right amount of flexibility mixed with the right amount of structure.
I believe this is something that I will purchase year after year for her and others. It worked that well in our family.
One more thing:
Even though I ended up using this for my 4th grader when I had intended to use it for my high school age student doesn’t mean it doesn’t work there. They have two full pages in the front of the book explaining how to use it to track and create high school transcripts. There is even a page on their website discussing this. The planner style that I ended up going with for my highschooler just isn’t holding him accountable enough so I do plan on ordering him one as well.
This will fit the bill for both accountability on my son’s part as well as transcript creation on my part. For that I am grateful!
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