Organizing My Homeschool Planning, Lists to Help Keep Me on Task

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Homeschool Planning

*Cue the Rocky Theme Song…It’s homeschool planning time!

I am a homeschool momma in training…Homeschool Planning Training! I am taking a moment to organize and create lists of what I need to plan for the coming school year.

I have 2 long hot summer months to achieve an organized and planned school year. Three cheers for extra daylight hours!

Spending the last 6 weeks gathering supplies leaves my office looking like a library being relocated. Really don’t touch the piles…this is the beginning of homeschool planning training.

I really needed to organize my planning, so I created some simple lists for organizing my planning sessions. If you are looking for lists on homeschool planning that includes lesson planning try Jamerrill’s list over at FreeHomeschoolDeal.

Now here is when the lists start to multiply and, I fear, take over any thoughts of a fun summer.

Homeschool Planning Lists

  • List for each child and the subjects being taught. I don’t want December to arrive and science to have been forgotten. Subject-Planning
  • List of books and supplies to purchase. Then a sub-list of budgets and pay periods. To-Buy-List
  • List of what needs to be printed. Complete with a list of which teen is doing the printing and 3-whole punching. Subjects-to-be-Printed
  • List of what subjects need planning. Some subjects need more planning then others. Complete with a list of which week during the summer it will be planned. I found some free 2013 blank monthly calendars that I am using for scheduling. I only printed July and August.
  • List of goals and rewards. Knowing I can get a pedicure or have dinner at my favorite restaurant helps keep me focused on the tasks. Goal-Done

Here is a glimpse of what I am planning:

My biggest goal…that the Missions Impossible theme song doesn’t over-write the Rocky Theme song.

My biggest tip in planning…delegate. I actually budget money to pay my kids for copying, whole punching, and other misc. activities.

My biggest challenge…keeping the balance between planning and being a fun mom.

Upcoming Summer Post Ideas for Homeschool Planning:

  • What I print and what I don’t from Illuminations
  • Combining Mystery of History vol. 1 with Grapevine bible study
  • Adding resources to the Biology 101 series for a high school credit
  • Making Life of Fred math more hands-on
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Comments

  1. Chris says:

    Great post! Really thorough! Though we’ve closed the books on 2012-2013, our 10th year of HSing ( yikes, how did THAT happen!! Time does fly!) …….. I can’t quite think abt the year ahead. I’ve ordered a few things and started weeding out this year’s resources (very superficially); so I admire your goals! Love your resources and your planning style. I am a highly organized person, but you put me to shame in this regard and I will def be coming back in Aug when I’m more in planning mode to pick up a few tips!

    Have a great day, Stacey!

    • Stacey says:

      Great news…this post will be waiting for you when you are ready…love that about blogs. Hopefully by August I will be close to done with my planning 🙂 Yeah my kids kicked me out of lego playing yesterday…It’s seems you don’t organize Legos. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Ticia says:

    I’m starting to think about planning for next year as well…….

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