The weather is nice, we have been hosting guests, my daughter is home from college, I am planning for next school year.... all this is to say that I have lots going on in my mind and day, but not much getting written on this blog.
So I might as well just blog about school planning.
First of all, this is a checklist I made years ago as a result of a discussion on a Catholic classical list. Most of the ideas come from members, but I compiled them and tried to put them in some kind of order.
Checklist: Preparation for the School Year (docx)
Checklist: Preparation for the School Year (PDF)
Then I made a "Year at a Glance"
This helps me get a visual sense of what I have planned for the year. Like many visual people, I can reference something so much better if it is color-coded.
After several years of following the public school year, I decided to go back to year round schooling. I made up a system where I log 1/2 and 1/4 days during some parts of the year.
Here is a blank one in MS Word 2010 format.
I made a simple visual checklist for my 9 year old.
This is to use on the days when we are having minimal or no formal schoolwork.
Visual Checklist (docx)
Finally (for now) I made this Summer Checklist (docx)
Summer Checklist Partially Filled (PDF)
But I am afraid that last one is too complicated, perhaps. Sometimes when things are too complicated and busy, I just end up not looking at them. I hope I will be able to use it as a reference to make sure we are progressing, but we shall see.
Anyway, that is some of what I have been doing.