Organizing the Heap!

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 Kris asked 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. 🙂

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See what’s there Put it on their shelves, each boy has one.
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My Planner Gets put Together:
Poor Man’s Laminator:
Laminated Blank Chart. Start Zone, Academics and Games  
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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.”   
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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.
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The finished Chart.

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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??? 🙂

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My new writing desk.

My Craft Corner.

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About +Angie Wright

The Transparent Thoughts of an Unschooling Family of Boys - Answering the question - What DO you DO all day?
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2 Responses to Organizing the Heap!

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  2. Kris says:

    Wow! Looks like a busy and productive.

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