This week I have been in planning mode. We take a shorter break in the summer than most, just by a few weeks as I like to have some flexibility with our school year. So despite the fact that I feel like we just got done with school, I am back at it planning this next year!
So how do I plan? Especially with 5 kids to school? Lots of prayer, paper and list making!
I like to combine the kids in as many of the extra studies as I can. I do this by combining them with science, history, unit studies and things like that. I can work with them at their own levels, yet still only teach one subject to several children at a time.
Right now in my planning I am
- Making a list of curriculum I own
- Making a list of online or ebook curriculum that I have
- Updating transcripts for the graduate and soon to be 11th grader
- Organizing each student on a separate paper
- Plugging curriculum into what student
The second oldest is starting high school this year and is not the same type of learner as his older two brothers. He has some focus issues so it is important for me to find curriculum that he enjoys, and electives that he will follow through with.
Then I have the 'littles' as I call them. I will evaluate where they were in Math, Reading, Spelling, Writing for this past year and see where I think they are landing for the start of the upcoming year. They will be doing independant work with these subject. This is where a good planner comes into place! Trying to organize when each student has 'work alone time', and 'mom time'. Planning in the 9th grader to 'mom time' as well.
The Schoolhouse planner has been very helpful to me in having the ease of printing out planning pages that fit what I am doing at the moment. Whether it be making a list, organizing our day, or simply looking ahead for the high schooler. Every planning sheet imaginable is within this planner!
This planner has 800 pages! I don't think they left anything out!
They also have four student planners;
These planners are great for the student to help manage and track their own time and requirements.
You can purchase the 2013-2014 Schoolhouse Planner HERE for $39. Further down the page you can see the student planners for purchase as well.
Schoolhouse planners are free for http://schoolhouseteachers.com/ subscribers! To subscribe it is $3 for the first month, and $12.95 each month after. They have a wealth of information that you can use daily in your school curriculum, plus a great inventory of daily activities.
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Disclosure: As a member of the Schoolhouse Review Crew, I have been given membership to SchoolhouseTeachers.com, which includes access to the Schoolhouse Planners.