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Master Planner, The Review by Dawn King

Sherri Chekal
Westvon Publishing
P.O. Box 501
Maumee, OH 43551
(419) 250-1096

This is an awesome resource! I am a planning junkie, and man, if I can add a form to my planning to make it easier, I am in hog heaven!

The Master Planner contains over 160 forms to use with homeschooling and household organization. There are forms here for everyone, any philosophy of education and any age of student. Sherri Chekal, a graphic artist and homeschool mom, designed these forms to make her life easier. After her friends saw the forms, they asked her to make some for them.

The forms are logically laid out, attractive, without a lot of extraneous clip art to clutter up the pages. Any form you can possibly think of (and a few you didn't, but realize are a great idea) is in The Master Planner.

The great thing about this is that once you purchase The Master Planner, you can print or copy only the forms you need, bind them up any way you want, and off you go planning and organizing your life. If your needs change, you can just print out a new form and start all over again.

The Master Planner comes in two formats: print and CD. The CD version contains a help file in which Sherri tours the forms with tips on how to use each one, as well as a completed sample to show you how she used it. She is such a clever woman...she includes a check list you can print out and mark as you go through the tour and find forms you'd like to use.

My favorite school forms are the monthly report forms. They come in a variety of subjects from birds to states. They are a wonderful way to cover a variety of subjects without a lot of effort from Mom. Other school forms include calendars to the year 2010, lesson planners, field trip planners, reading lists, and high school transcripts, plus a whole lot more!

The Master Planner also contains a plethora of household forms, from health records, to clothing sizes, to budgets and menu planners.

This is highly recommended economical and valuable resource for any homeschool family.

-- Product Review by: Dawn King, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine