I would like the kids to become more independent with school work during the upcoming school year. I think using their very own planner would be a fun way to encourage this behavior. I've looked around for a student planner but none focus on what I would like them to. So, I decided to make a kid-friendly version of my curriculum schedule. I am super excited about them! I photocopied the Week Overview of each unit from my teachers guide. (My Father's World -Exploring Countries and Cultures) Each assignment/subject has a handy check mark box that will work perfectly and enable the kids to keep track of their daily accomplishments. I can add in the English and Math assignments. The kids picked out the paper! It is a light card-stock weight. The binders are 1inch- 3 ring binders. Each country is separated by color. I didn't have enough colors for every country so I rotated through the colors. I plan to save these planners and store them with our records at the end of the year.