I attended the Teach Them Diligently convention last week....and it was AHHH-mazing!! I'm working on that post but I had to share my excitement.
The fam and I went to Mardel last summer. I was looking for Explode the Code workbooks and a couple other things. Mardel is my all time FAVE store. I can easily browse for a couple hours in there.
So while browsing, I found the 2013-2014 A Simple Plan planner. Fell in LOVE. And I was in need of a new planner. Also....it was on sale. BONUS!
Grabbed it. Took it home. And started planning my year. LOVED my planner all year long and waited patiently for the new 2014-2015 planner to come out.
Then I missed the sale at Mardel.
I had determined I would just have to pay full price for it, even though I can't stand to pay full price for anything! (It's only $19.99...which is a GREAT deal anyway!)
I found out Mardel was going to be at the TTD convention so I impatiently waited...hoping maybe it would be on sale again.
IT WAS!! YAY!! Isn't it pretty?!
While I'm sharing my excitement over my new planner, I thought I'd also share something I do a little differently with it. Last year I started out by writing all the subjects down the side like the suggestion. I quickly realized that with four school-age kids and so many different subjects, it wouldn't all fit.
I experimented a little and came up with this solution. I list their names down the side as well as a *Together* spot (things the middles do together like history and science). Each child then has six spots for their subjects. I still have to combine a couple of things like Language Arts for Nathan but I have plenty of room to fill in all of their subjects.
I love that there is just enough room for all five boys and a *Together*!!
Here is an example of how I list the subjects. Now I can just put the lesson or page numbers on each day across the week.