Its not like we didn’t start the year on a great organizational note! Oh the plans and the charts, days/weeks of planning. Plotting. Outlining. Questioning those who have gone before. The biggest challenge – How to plan academics – the Three R’s around all of our co-ops and activities?
My calendar, Homeschool Tracker Sheets, and Post It system are all up to date until – September 23, 2009. The day after we found out about the move. 🙂
So – Holidays, Birthdays, Moving Groans and Pains later – its time to start our new normal.
|Pile Books in stacks|
Weird Unsocialized Homeschooler mom Krisasked what we are doing to get organized for January – Since that was exactly what I sitting down to do – I grabbed my camera to share with the class. 🙂
|See what’s there||Put it on their shelves, each boy has one.|
|My Planner Gets put Together:
Poor Man’s Laminator:
|Laminated Blank Chart. Start Zone, Academics and Games|
|Start zone is what to do before leaving your room and before anything else, no matter the schedule of the day. Our friends the Geotz told us of the rule - Make Your Self Go Outable and Your Home Come Inable.||Next section, Academics, Sometimes I put in the page numbers, but for the most part, at this time of year, it is “Do the next thing.”|
|I put a section of free time ideas that I am willing to do with them.||We now have Cable and Netflix on our TV, so we limit Teeney bopper shows to three individual half hour segments a day. They can watch Discovery, Animal Planet and PBS type shows all they want, after the academic section is done.|
The finished Chart.
I have a blank card that is laminated. Nathan likes to transfer his tags to this board, and show dad. Jon likes to
MARK OUT his with a wide marker or crumple them to the garbage. I can sit for about 15 minutes a week and evaluate where they are and make enough tabs for the week.
I use Zone Cleaning for Kids Clean N Flip from Trigger Memory System.Com to tell me what our Come Inable chore of the day is.
Our Work Table – should I blur out the FB screen??? 🙂