The 2016-2017 Academic Year calendars are now available in the shop! Many people prefer an academic year calendar to a traditional calendar because their schedules are tied to the school year. Even though we homeschool, we still have dance and sports schedules that fun from August through May or June. I like being able to load up my planner only once a year, usually at the beginning of August, rather than entering dates in August and then more dates into a new calendar in January. But if you like a traditional calendar, my goal is to have those available earlier than I have in the past, so keep your eye out for them.
PumpkinGirl Designs academic year planners have one big change this year, which is purely for ease of use before you print. Until now, the pages have had a portrait orientation which means that when you’re looking at them as a PDF on your computer, they are sideways. It’s not a huge deal, but it makes it awkward if you’re looking to just print a single page. It just happened to be the way I created my first set of printable pages.
Now the pages have a landscape orientation, so they are easier to view on your computer. Also, it saves me a lot of time in creating them! The pages will still print out exactly the same and your printer should default to “auto” orientation in the options screen. If not, just click landscape.
A smaller change this year is that the pages actually include 13 months, July 2016 through July 2017. I’ve had an increasing number of requests to have the planners start in July. By including both July 2016 and July 2017, everyone is happy! Do you like Aug through July? Then you will not need to print the July 2016 pages at all. Does July through June work better for you? Then skip the July 2017. As always, just print the pages you need.