As I have admitted before, I am the MOST disorganized homeschooler there is. Papers that still haven't been filed in the boy's binders, flying by the seat of my pants most days.
But I am working on it. Every day is a baby step in the right direction I think. I am getting closer to my goal of writing all assignments down for the boys at least one day in advance, with the ultimate goal of having at least a week planned out in advance.
While playing around on the internet this morning, I found something that really sparked a doable goal for me. Amanda Bennett is very well known in the homeschool world, but I have never used her stuff, or read any of her books. But while looking at her website this morning, I really was inspired.
Under the sample section, she gives a short, two page sample from her book, Unit Studies the Easy Way. If you look at page 2 of this sample, at the very bottom, she has a "Daily Learning Plan". This is doable!
I made up a form to help us stay on track (Me really) when it comes to history. I may even use this for science too. I want to see how it goes first. I am posting the form here so that if anyone would like to use it, you are more than welcome to.
WOW: Do vocab cards for the following words:
PEOPLE AND PLACES TO KNOW:
READ AND DISCOVER:
I am using the "People and Places to Know" section for things like biography cards that I want done, or a place that I want described. Actual map work will fall under the "Geography" section. I will post a sample in a few days of what it all looks like when the boys do it. I think it will save us a lot of time, and ease me further towards my goal of being organized, even if it is just a little.