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    I'm new to using a planner for our homeschool. Though it's been 6 years now. I have a 5th, 3rd, K this year. So It seemed like time to get organized! πŸ˜†

    My question do you use/do you use a planner AND the TM?
    ​​​​​​We just started school this week.
    I'm thinking of following the TM for each child, building a master list in my planner. No details, just the subject to be done that day.
    Is this sustainable? What do you do?
    I'm a disorganized person in general, but I'm trying!! I have four kids and I can't keep up the fly by the seat of my pants that I have always done.
    DD 6th
    DS 4rd
    DS SC2
    DS 4 yr old

  • #2
    Instead of a planner, I have a rhythm/schedule posted. It goes through a few rough drafts as we get into the year and see how reality contrasts with the ideal, but I reference it to make sure I get the subjects done, and I use the curriculum manual for the actual assignments each day.

    Unrelated perhaps, but my husband and I both use and share google calendar so I check that each morning to make sure I haven’t forgotten about a dentist appointment or swim meet or something!

    here is the draft I sketched out today but I am already going to change it. Phonics with a K’er as he’s hungry for lunch is a disaster!

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    Emily…a hunter who prefers coffee to chocolate and dreams of the mountains

    Beech Tree Boarding School, 2021-2022
    DD (age 10): MP 5
    DD (age 8): MP 2
    DS (age 5): MP K
    "Maybe stalking the woods is as vital to the human condition as making music or putting words to paper. Maybe hunting has as much of a claim on our civilized selves as anything else.” Steven Rinella


    • #3
      We use the curriculum plans for everyone's school work (either the full core plans, or the write it in yourself kind for the high schoolers) and I keep a paper planner for family things. This is for appointments, sports, my work, etc. I do not duplicate anything from their school in my personal planner. I keep a Google calendar with notifications on my phone for obligations outside the house. I'm likely to forget them otherwise.

      We do not have any set daily work schedule. In our 12th year homeschooling the motto is simply "do your work." πŸ˜†

      When we sit down to do a subject together, I grab the TM. They stay in an adjacent drawer if they are mostly for checking work. They stay on the table near the school books if I use them daily (think R&S Math, literature).

      Festina lentΔ“,
      Jessica P

      '23-'24 β€’ 14th year HSing β€’ 12th year MP
      DS Hillsdale College - Sophomore
      DD 12th β€’ HLN, Latin online, DE
      DD 9th β€’ HLN, Latin online, & Home
      DS 6th β€’ HLN & Home
      Me β€’ Lukeion Latin 3 online

      Teaching Third Form Latin and co-directing @
      Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School, est. 2016

      "Most people overestimate what they can accomplish in one year and underestimate what they can accomplish in five." -Mrs. Cheryl Lowe