23 August 2010

Planning Our School Year

Over at Heart of the Matter {online} homeschool moms everywhere are sharing *a day in the life* at their homes. This includes their schooling schedule, of course, which I am still working on for our year. We are not starting back full-time until the day after Labor Day, so I still have a little time to get my planning finished. My goal for this week is to actually sneak away from the house while my hubby is home and find a quiet corner in our local coffee shop and plan to my heart's content. Lucky for me, I have a wonderful new school planner!

And have I told you about my new school planner, The Well-Planned Day? I am positively giddy with delight! I usually have to wait until January for all the joy of filling in a new planner/calendar. This year I got it early! Like I said....giddy!

I debated for a while about what type of homeschool planner to use this year. Last year I sort of made my own using a three-ring binder and online downloads. It worked great as a school planner. However, it didn't contain my personal calendar so I was constantly having to check and update two different things.

My wonderful new planner combines not only my calendar and school planner, it also throws in a place for menu planning and (perforated!)shopping lists! This will save me so much copy paper. It also has pages to help me make a weekly and monthly housekeeping schedule, too.

The only improvement that I've made to this calendar is to add my very own tabs for each month (with my free sample of *super sticky Post-its*). This saves me so much time as I add dates to the calendar.

I'm looking forward to getting our schedule all mapped out. That first day of school is coming quickly!


Kirsten said...

I bought the planner too and boy, how do I love it! I wish it had a To Do for mom, but I just put my post it notes on it and it works even better. Do you have any good advice for a 4 year old boy...who does not sit still but for moments? I am going to send him to Mothers Day Out 2 mornings a week so that I can work uninterrupted with the girls. Who is your friend up here that you asked for yesterday?

Lora @ my blessed life said...

Post-it notes make everything better, don't they?!

Anonymous said...

This is my first year homeschooling, but I also bought this calendar. Although we don't begin school until Monday of next week, I already love my calendar. It was worth every last penny. I like your tabs...good idea!

steviewren said...

I've never planned out anything that thoroughly in my whole life. Post-it notes stuffed into my purse are about as good as it gets with me.

Samba aka Dawn said...

I just got mine in the mail and I LOVE it too!!! But I never thought of adding the tabs...that is a brilliant Idea... thanks for sharing...

samba in sac