|BACK TO SCHOOL TIME!|
In just a few short days, we'll be starting school again. I know many of you have already begun. We had an opportunity for my children to visit their grandparents for a few days in Kansas City for some end of summer fun. I didn't have the heart to say no to them or to Grandpa and Granny. I'm busy getting the last minute details ironed out. One detail that I'm always sure of is my planner.
The Well Planned Day planner. This is always my top priority when I make my homeschool wish list each year.
I thought I'd share some photos from my planners over the years.
There are all kinds of useful features in these planners. What I like most is that they are so adaptable. There is room to either plan or record lessons for up to four students in each subject section. Since I'm currently teaching three, I put assignments for Emily in the first line, Michael in the second, and Amy in the third in each section. Things I do with all three children are put on the fourth line.
I use a combination of planning out subjects ahead (in pencil) and recording what they did after the fact. I use a separate sheet to give them their assignments. This book is for me and for keeping records of what was actually finished. There are boxes to check when assignments are completed. In the photo below, you may be able to read the numbers in the little boxes. I recorded how many hours were spent on each assignment. The highest numbers are usually under SR which stands for silent reading.
During 2010, I kept hours for each subject on the attendance pages. I kept a list of how many hours were accomplished each day for state record keeping. Missouri requires 1000 hours of instruction. That year Amy had 1,301.25. I no longer keep track of quarter hours. If it's not a half hour, I don't count it. The math became too complicated.
This is a product I highly recommend. I could write out all the features, but it's so much more effective to look for yourself. I will tell you that it is just $26.95 for the paper version. If you prefer an electronic version, you can try it free for 30 days. No credit card necessary. If you choose to purchase the software, it's currently on sale for $49.99. Regular price is $64.99.
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