With Girl Scout Camp behind us, my attentions are turned toward preparing for the new school year. Even though we school year round, the slower pace of summer is a good time to layout what we want to accomplish in the next school year. After reviewing this past year’s schedule, I have decided to streamline our studies and place more emphasis on the subjects that I think the kids need to work on more diligently. For my daughter that means a stronger focus on math and for my son spelling is his challenge. I have already chosen our books and will be spending the next few days planning out their lesson schedules. I do this first by planning monthly goals, and then I break those down to daily lesson plans. I use a spreadsheet that I print out for each of these tasks. After I am satisfied with my plans I use the Homeschool Tracker Lesson plan feature to save my plans, making them easier to assign during the year.
Here are a few of the forms I have created for goal planning:
Yearly Goals-I use this for planning a year’s worth of monthly goals for one subject. I print one sheet for each subject for each student.
Course of Study-I use this as a reference sheet for all subjects, listing book(s) used and publisher. I print one for each student.
Assignment Sheet-This is the weekly assignment sheet I used before getting Homeschool Tracker. I would use 1 sheet per student per week, filling out their assignments and checking them off in the block as completed. I would also record on it any grades received making it easier to record test results at the end of the week (or whenever I got around to it LOL)