Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My Homeschool Folder

After organizing the household chores and to-do lists in a nice handy 3-prong folder, I also organized our homeschool. I have been spending a lot of time at http://donnayoung.org/index.htm. And I have set up my new homeschool folder to look like this:

Front pocket:
A sheet that holds ideas for field trips

I used the semester planners on this page, http://donnayoung.org/forms/planners/term.htm, to make sheets where I wrote down daily lesson plans for our curriculum for the year. Now I won't have those bulky binders where I have all the plans for all the curriculum together and I have to redo everything when I make changes. I can just throw out the semester plan for a subject and do up a new one when we decide to make changes.

In the Prongs:

School Attendance Calendars for my girls (each has their own) and the ones I used can be found here http://donnayoung.org/forms/planners/attendance.htm I used the 3-page attendance form from the Colonial planner. It is really nice. I can mark off our days and write the in the column and then add them up for the month. I was also able to write down the weeks so I could figure out how many weeks we need to do school this year.

I also have a Homeschool Yearly Schedule sheet from http://highland.hitcho.com.au/teacherforms.htm. I am using it to write down what our unit studies are on as we do them.

In the Back pocket:

Our combined weekly schedule from this page http://donnayoung.org/forms/planners/4col.htm. We have a four day school week so I use the 4 columns by 9 rows to account for all of our subjects. We are combining spelling, history, science and art. They have math, Latin and grammar separate. So we use 8 of the rows. I date it at the top and I am filling these out on a weekly basis so when I need to make changes it is OK.

And that is it. You have had a tour of my homeschool folder. Is there any thing that you put into your planning folder that helps you keep track of school and schoolwork?

1 comment:

Blessed Mommy said...

Came upon your blog and have enjoyed it. I like your organization folder. I think I will take your tips and form one for us. Many blessings.


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