I’m one of those homeschool moms that doesn’t spend all summer planning… In fact, I rarely plan more than a week in advance. I’ve tried, but I usually just end up disappointed when we don’t get through everything I had planned.
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Even worse, is looking at a planner full of to do’s that are crossed off, is failing to recognize the items that did get done but weren’t written down! I have found that I do better with a checklist that covers the entire week. That way we can be flexible with what we do each day, but still have a general plan for what needs done.
Here’s a great planner option from Only Passionate Curiosity! It comes in eight different styles, so you can mix and match to get exactly what you need. I personally love style 6, with a few of the daily pages added in on the days that we have appointments and other commitments.
Recordkeeping is something new for us this year. In California, in order to homeschool legally, once your child is 6, you either have to enroll in a charter school or file a private school affidavit, essentially turning your home into a very exclusive private school. We decided to enroll Monkey in a charter school for his First Grade year. While this adds a bit more oversight to our homeschooling, it gives me a chance to test out the waters with what sort of records we would need to keep if we decided to go the PSA route in the future and it gives us access to educational funds. If it turns out that the charter school isn’t a good fit for us, we will make the changes needed.
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