I must confess that "I LOVE PLANNING"!
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I am a list loving, box checking, everything laid out for me ahead of time, kind of gal. If I do not have everything ready to go it does NOT get done. I must also mention that everything must be in the right place or I cannot find it. As the saying goes, a place for everything and everything in it's place.
For planning, the place for everything is in my 2 inch "Homeschool Planner" binder. I have not made a new cover for my 2012-2013 one yet. I have been holding out waiting for the TOS planners to come out and see if they have a cute one. If not I will make one.
First off in my planner is our school year calendar, attendance logs, and curriculum key.
Then come the dividers. I bought these cute color coded ones for this year.
Behind the first tab are my supply lists and goal planners. I like to decide what my goals for each child are in each subject. This is more of a big picture and then is broken down into specific approaches for achieving those goals. Here is a pic of a page from last year for Sophie.
Then comes my weekly planner pages. I do not fill these out ahead of time. I fill them in as we go about our day or at the end of the day. I learned very quickly that things happen and the best laid plans get messed up. Then I would have things crossed out or arrows here and there, which would drive me bonkers, so I would have to recopy them. I know, I know, crazy right!? So then entered my easy system of not having ugly weekly sheets, and the remaining tabs in my binder.
I have a main tab for Language Arts and then 5 smaller ones behind it for: sight words, spelling, phonics, grammar, and writing. Then main tabs for Math, History/Geography, Science, and Art/Music.
Behind each tab is a lesson list page which I list each lesson for each particular resource we are using for that subject. I know some people print out the Table of Contents for the book and use that and I do that at times also (just depends on the book).
After the lesson lists I put in any pages needed or lessons plans I have made for that subject. When there is more than 1 resource for a subject (which is most of them) I use the color coded post it tabs on each of my lesson lists and file the appropriate papers behind each one.
That sounds like I am a bit obsessive. Really the only reason I am like this is because I don't like to spend every weekend planning. If the kids get the weekend off then so should mom!
I love looking at other peoples planning pages and getting ideas so that is why I share mine with you. If there are any of the pages you would like as a word document please feel free to ask. I create them in Pages and convert them to pdf's to share but am able to make them into word docs as well.
Oodles of lesson plans coming for BFSU (Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding) coming soon so check back if interested.