Planning … and Planning … and Planning

All of you teachers out there know what kind of planning I am talking about.

School plans.

Today was productive at FedEX*Office today. I had a great helper, Larry a tag-along, Li’l Bro, who sat on the floor with the iPod in hand and acted superbly, and a little girl on my back, who didn’t make a sound until we were almost finished. Like I said, very productive.

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That would be a pic of 8 notebooks spiral-bound and ready to go:
Curly’s Math 5-A-Day Notebook with 150 5-A-Day Blank Problem pages ready for me to fill out and graph and notebook filler paper at the end for working out problems requiring such.

Larry’s Math 5-A-Day Notebook with 150 5-A-Day Blank Problem pages ready for me to fill out and graph and notebook filler paper at the end for working out problems requiring such.

Here is a picture of the 5-A-Day template I made. This is how our math program works. Each day I give the older boys 5 problems. It is a continual review of problem types they have mastered as well as those they need to continue practicing in order to reach mastery. For those they have mastered, I might not give them that type of problem but once every 3 weeks or even less.


**Oh and this is the LEFTIE template I made. :)**

Mo’s Math 5-A-Day Notebook with 150 5-A-Day Blank Problem pages ready for me to fill out and graph and notebook filler paper at the end for working out problems requiring such.

**Do you have a leftie at your house? If so, he or she probably doesn’t care for spiral notebooks. I found a solution. I made the gutter on the RIGHT side and had the spiral put on the RIGHT side. I have a VERY HAPPY leftie tonight!**

Larry’s Copywork Book with 50 pages of handwriting paper for a Bible verse to be done each morning IN CURSIVE. They will be using a Master book to copy from that I made last year, and the pages I used to make their books came from the DonnaYoung site (horizontal 2-4 template).

Mo’s Copywork Book with 50 pages of handwriting paper for a Bible verse to be done each morning IN CURSIVE.

Li’l Bro’s Copywork Book with 68 pages to fill full of manuscript print on Animals We Know and Love along with some mazes and pictures to color as well! (This is the 2nd of a 3-book series done by Lighthome Publications, and I highly recommend them and buy them through CurrClick (totally non-consumable so we will use again with baby girl; we used this one for littles and this one for two middle boys this past year).

Li’l Miss’s Copywork Book with 68 pages to fill full of manuscript print on animals from A to Z along with some mazes and pictures to color as well! (same one as her brother).

and finally …

Li’l Bit’s Copywork Book with 25 pages from Donna Young’s site (the PreK-K template). I should note that I don’t WANT her to necessarily do copywork, but she WANTS to do what the others are doing so I figured she should have a little book. It will be a nice keepsake!

On my to-do list:

• Continue finding used copies (or cheap copies) or our reading list books for history (about halfway there).
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• Adjust Daily Schedules for older boys (and print out several copies in their family color).
• Put together syllabi for older boys for Science and Language.
• Put together loose reading plans for Li’l Bro and Li’l Miss and math lessons for the next quarter. (Li’l Miss is really reading well; need to keep working with her {note to self}.
• Hmmm … keep PURGING schoolroom of things we don’t use/don’t need/need to throw away/give away/etc.

That should do it for now. I’m tired!

Oh and I’m posting a pic of the FRONT SIDE of Mo’s weekly schedule as a few people may be coming here to see what they look like (that asked me for a picture). I make these for Curly and Larry as well. I should note I print Curly on orange, Larry on blue, Mo on green … family colors extend to school as well!

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2 thoughts on “Planning … and Planning … and Planning

  1. Leslie, it’s Aimee from SCM, I figured out how to get on over here. These are great, thank you so much for sharing your great links and ideas. And the children, oh my, too beautiful. I’d be amazed if little Sallie’s feet ever touch the floor! It’s been a long time since we had a tiny one here…one of our two 11-year-olds arrived at 21-months, the next, a year later at three – instant twins (crazy, fun and oh so cute). A few years later, our youngest joined us through disruption at three, a precious tiny little guy. I’ll enjoy looking through this more later – and am very curious about whether it’s a math curriculum you’re using with your young ones, or whether you’ve put that together yourself. I think I recognize some pieces from Dinomath Tracks in one of your posts!

  2. And I oficially feel overwhelmed. I am amazed at the beautiful job you do teaching your children. You are truly inspiring…and I mean that! Amazed at all you do.

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