Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Scheduling and Getting Organized

I just popped over to Donna Young's page (Donna Young's Homeschool Resources and Printables) to download some organizers. As I was reading and getting into the nuts and bolts about the Oak Meadow Kindergarten curriculum, I realized that I was going to need at least some kind of planner if I have any hope of keeping up or at least know what I'm supposed to be covering in what order, especially when you add in DS's 5th grade stuff, which I'm still waiting on. I want flexibility, but I also don't want to be floundering.

Hopefully, the subject planners on her page will work for that. You can use them to plan out what you want to cover in a semester without being tied down to a certain thing each day. She also has a good idea, the curriculum key, which allows you to create a shorthand for your curriculum to use in your planner(s). For example, I might code Growing, Growing Strong, page 1, as GGS1.

I'll probably put the pages all together in a notebook, along with some journal pages for notes. I really like her decorated journal pages. Very cute! This a site you could spend a long time exploring, with lots of resources.

Too bad it can't add more time to my day. I'm still trying to figure out how I'm supposed to fit all the homeschooling in before work time (usually about 2 p.m.) and still take care of household chores, exercise, and all of the other things (therapy appointments, etc.) that manage to squeeze their way into my life. I've considered getting up earlier and/or exercising later, but I'm still working on that part. It'll be easier to figure out once I get DS's curriculum and get an idea of what is involved there.

Well, that will be another day. It's amazing how little one can accomplish in a day. Let's just hope it adds up :)

1 comment:

  1. I like Donna Young's site too; she has a plethora of forms! Let me know if you figure out how to add more hours to the day. :)