Through the years I tried many different methods...traditional teacher plan books, typing everything out and printing it, printing out charts I found on-line and filling them in, writing it all out in notebooks, on notebook paper, and in little 5 x 7" student assignment books from the department store. I even tried sticky notes. I just couldn't seem to make any method stick.
~Pun intended.~Then I chanced to meet a woman at a homeschool convention with the answer to my quandary—the The Well Planned Day Planner.
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.
~A Word from the Publisher~