I had my Kikki K anniversary voucher to use which of course I wasn’t going to just let expire! While browsing I stumbled across the student planner. I originally wanted the family planner with the multiple sections for each day (to separate plans for each part of your life e.g. meal planning, cleaning, bills etc.) but they were sold out. The student planner is similar but with a few pages to make it specific for students.
This is not a sponsored post. I purchased the planner myself. As always, all opinions are my own.
- Calendar year (Jan 2018 to Dec 2018)
- Book / sewn bound)
- Cover is cardstock with clear plastic protective cover to prevent wear and tear
- Size: 6″ wide x 8.5″ high
- 2 page weekly spread to record subjects in separate sections, starts on Monday
- 2 page monthly calendar (starting Monday)
- Bright colors throughout
- Built in ribbon bookmark
Let’s take a closer look!
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The planner is about 1cm thick. I did find it odd that it didn’t have the year or anything printed on the spine.
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Dates at a glance
Starts on a Monday – consistent with the weekly planner and monthly calendar 🙂
For Australia, USA, UK and other parts of the world – even India!
2 page monthly planner
Week starts on a Monday (consistent with the weekly spread)
The sidebar is a bit useless in my opinion – the column is really narrow so you won’t be able to fit much.
The calendar also has 6 rows for each month, rather than 5 rows and re-starting the numbering on the top row which is a waste of usable space.
Different colors and patterns for each month.
2 page weekly calendar
The 2 page weekly spread starts on a Monday. I like the big shaded boxes for each days as it gives a bit of room to flag most important thing and stuff due that day.
I don’t like the sidebar though as the columns are too narrow. The sections are functional there’s just not enough room to write.
It has space to put your subjects (or other titles if you’re not using the planner for school). If you get tired of writing out your subjects (or other headings), see this post for a tutorial on how to make header stickers.
Like with the monthly calendar, the weekly spreads have different colors throughout the planner. March’s colors are my favorite!
The title box is blank for you to add your own subjects or use header stickers (tutorial here)
I’m not a student anymore so I’ll ignore those pages and probably re-purpose them for other things.
I was thinking about using the timetable pages for blog post tracking workflow. The white boxes are a similar size to small sticky notes by Post it 3M.
The planner doesn’t have tabs 🙁
There are different colors used throughout the planner (for each month) so the colors act like ‘tabs’.
I tried various pens – gel, ballpoint, needletip etc. as well as highlighters and stamps.
There was some ghosting of the pens and heavy ghosting of the highlighters.
Pros of the Kikki K Student Planner
- Functional layout
- You choose your own categories
- Variety of colors – a different theme each month so you don’t get bored
- Portable size
Cons of the Kikki K Student Planner
- The sidebars are quite useless – they’re so narrow you can hardly fit anything in them
- The characters / clipart / doodles take up planning space – I wish these were in the margins only
- The monthly calendar also has 6 rows for each month, rather than 5 rows and re-starting the numbering on the top row which is a waste of usable space.
- Book / glue binding means the pages like to self-close rather than lay flat / open
- No tabs so it takes longer to find the page you’re looking for. Although you could use small sticky notes to get around this
Planners with a similar layout (student style / lots of categories for each day)
- Plum Paper Me Planner
- Bloom Teacher Planner
- Using the Erin Condren Teacher Planner for weekly planner
I also picked up a few other things from Kikki K (they were on sale so I couldn’t resist!)