I started my school planning for our new school year in May right after we ended our 2011-2012 school year. I had some downtime, (read = not-as-crazy-as-usual-time), and knew I had to grab it. Since then I have taken time as it was available over the summer to choose curriculum, hunt for bargains & write lesson plans. I even worked at a sale in order to get 'first dibs'. My latest conquest was my binders. Every year I make them for myself & my kids. It helps to keep us organized & to know our schedules. Believe me, it's not easy keeping track of 7 schedules!
MAMA'S BINDER: (Schooling 11th, 8th, 5th, 2nd & preschool this year.)
This was a freebie. It is great! It gives me things to think about for the upcoming year to write out & pray over.
My attendance calendar (L) and grading scale (R).
A copy of the county school's grading scale (L) & My Daily Checklist (R)
This is my Chore-A-Day Chart.
I wanted a place where I could jot down chores to focus on each day. With all I have going on it's easy to get distracted. This way I know I'm not forgetting anything & focusing on the most important chores. For instance Monday's focused chores are 4-5 loads of laundry; vacuuming, dusting & tidying my bedroom; shining all my sinks; folding laundry & running errands. This by no mean is all I am doing that day. I wish! Lol! It's simply focused chores that I want to make CERTAIN get accomplished.
A handy place to write down the books we've read for school. I may even jot down some of my own.
Someone laughed at this when they saw it in my binder. But I like to have quick references in my binder. I can't tell you how easy it is to get off course when I need to stop and hunt little aids down.
The small type makes it hard to see & I promise the paper is really a pretty green. This is a course of study list for 2nd grade. I printed one out for each of my children's grade levels with the exception of 11th. It's nice to have as a quick reference.
|Our local school calendar. We don't follow it for our homeschool but our science co-op does. Another handy reference.|
I composed & printed a daily schedule for each of the children. I used a different color for each. I have one too. I didn't want to take a full picture of each for privacy reasons.
Field Trip Log
Each of the children have one of these in their binders too.
Skill Checklists for Princess
The second half of the Preschool Skill Checklist
(I am using these as a guide, not as something to be a slave to.)
These handy planning pages came from one of my favorite websites.
More from that wonderful website.
I keep lesson plans and syllabus' in my binder too. Having everything in one place works best for me.
BUGSY'S BINDER: (2nd grade)
References for learning
|He has both a page to list books read to him & books he has read himself.|
More learning helps & references.
BOO BEAR'S BINDER: (8th grade)
Pages to write down her daily assignments
Her learning journal
Divided by character trait & topic
An important page.
BOO BEAR'S SCIENCE BINDER:
(Apologia Physical Science)
(Apologia Physical Science)
Pages printed from Tests & Solutions
Pages printed from Physical Science Journal by Knowledge Box
You may have noticed that I did not include pictures of Elvis' binder or Sweet Pea's binder. Many of the pages are the same as Bugsy's & Boo Bear's. I thought I'd save the repetition. Of course some of the syllabus' are different but the reference & resource pages are mainly the same. Elvis has a few extras for 5th grade as does Sweet Pea for 11th. Princess does not need a binder yet as she will be in preschool.