I guess I'd just gotten used to looking at it since I'd been using it for over a year... but today as I started subbing this term's information into the boxes... whoa! I could hardly look at it! With the cute fonts here and there, it was much too busy. So, I've renovated and made something a LOT more plain... as well as legible. ;) I thought I'd put it up here in .doc format and that way if there's anyone doing a AOy6 or AOy2, maybe you could even tweak it to work for you? Well, regardless, I'm putting it here for my own use... I'll always know where I can find it when I need it! :) Also, the list shows how I keep track of multiple students using different years.
Here's what the new format looks like...
Click here to download a copy.
Notes about how I organize:
*I am easily overwhelmed with information overload! To help with this, I categorize the readings by subject and assign each subject a day (for example, Tues=History, Wed=Literature, etc.). I do this in order to have a daily checklist.
*I've worked out a daily schedule that we follow loosely, this has been essential for maintaining order around here. Just to get my head around it, several years ago, I used Managers of Their Homes for working through that. Our schedule undergoes almost constant tweaking. Regardless of how I plan, our days are rarely regular. And we're okay with that ;)
*A daily checklist helps me to easily see the things that need to get done. When something doesn't get done on the assigned day we move it neatly into 'catch-up' day and don't worry about it a bit until then!
*I re-vamp our weekly list often (as you may have noticed) at the beginning of every term. I sub in all the readings for that term into the list with page numbers and print off copies for my own use as well as for my older boys.
Keeping it real:
This term includes a good amount of disruptions to normal living as there are two more river trips planned before the end of the year, we'll have guests for several weeks and then will be packing up (putting everything in storage) and moving (across the country to Trujillo). Then
The cool thing is, as homeschoolers we are able to roll with the punches! We can be flexible! We can work with what we're given. Isn't that one of the best perks of teaching our own kids at home?
I will be finishing my Teaching Reading series this coming week (I've been SO enjoying my study of it). I hope you all will continue to comment and add anything I forget! Also, make sure to link up in the comments if you've blogged any CM reading lessons so that we can all find them and learn from you!