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Homeschool Planning with Scholaric

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I struggle with my organizational skills… or lack thereof.  I am a Sanguine by nature, and am often what I like to call “scattered.”  Although I technically don’t have to record homeschool hours for Mister until he is 7 years old (homeschool laws vary by state), I have already started, because I know that I NEED to imagedevelop the discipline now, before it is necessary!  I’ve tried several different methods of lesson planning and recording hours, and they just didn’t work for me.  I tried an spreadsheet in the ever popular spreadsheet program, a desktop calendar, a teacher’s planner, the calendar that is tied to my email account… I failed with each of them. Either they required too much effort to record for both Mister and Sister, or they just weren’t intuitive enough for me.  Then I found Scholaric. This system is a homeschool Mom’s sanity saver!

Scholaric is a web-based homeschool tracker, which means there is nothing to download or install.  You don’t have to worry about losing all your tracking if your hard drive fails.  It is available any time, anywhere, and on any device: PC, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad, or Android!  Yes, I can use it on my smart phone!

Adding a lesson in Scholaric is really easy.  It has the option to repeat a lesson, as well as the option to “share” a lesson.

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You can also easily bump assignments forward or backward, AND use {curly brackets} to plan an entire year of one subject. I put in “Phonics, Reading, Spelling Lesson {1-170}” , checked the repeat button to create a series, assigned it to MTWTF and told it to repeat 170x. Wallah! The whole shebang in one fell stroke!  For repeating lessons, you can pick and choose which days you assign things to. I assign Sunday School on Sundays only (for obvious reasons), do Reader’s Choice 7 days per week and Bible Reading 7 days per week because that is what is required.  Co-op lessons are scheduled for Tuesdays, and field trips are usually on Fridays.

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I can honestly say that before I started using Scholaric, I loathed lesson planning and recording.  I mean really despised it.  It was the one thing in my homeschool day that I dreaded, which meant I would often not do it.  Which meant I set myself up on a vicious repetitious cycle that threatened to steal the joy from homeschooling.  Not anymore!

It took me a minute (or two) to figure out what method of setting up lessons would work best for me, but now that I have it, I know I will keep it!

A Scholaric subscription starts at $3 monthly for a single student. Additional students cost $1 each, up to a maximum monthly charge of $7 per month. This price includes full access to Scholaric, and is designed to meet the budgetary limits of homeschool families. Even at the maximum fee of $7 a month, Scholaric is just $84 a year, and that is still much cheaper than some tracking software on the market.

Typically you can get a free 15 day free trial to evaluate the system, but Scholaric wants to give my readers an extra special 60 day free trial when you follow this link–> http://scholaric.com/thatbaldchick

SCORE!

There is no long-term contract to tie you in. Just a monthly fee, charged by Amazon.com, and it can be cancelled at any time without penalty.

Disclosure- I received a complimentary subscription to Scholaric to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own.

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.