In my first Plan with Me episode I shared how I have my Happy Planner set up. It's pretty basic except for every week I have three spreads. So, for example, for 6th through the 12th, I have three copies of each week. I do this by simply making front and back copies of the planner pages and sandwiching the copies in between the orginal pages. I make two copies so that gives me three weeks. The two copied weeks and the orginal week!
The second weekly spread is for our homeschool plans for the week. The top box in each column is for Jackson's plans, the second box in each column is for Lilliana's, and the last box is for their group work.
I thought it would be fun to share with you how I plan for our homeschool week.
First, I gather their workbooks/curriculum, printables, and any projects they may be working on. I also grab my grade book that I keep, it has notes about what each one needs improvment on. For example, I know Lilli is struggling with counting by twos.
So, with all of their work laid out I can make a small list of work for each one. I usually use a small notepad or to do list for this.
Next, I gather my planner and my pretty planner making supplies. I usually do this on Sunday night so that we are ready to go on Monday morning.
I usually start by making the pages look a little more prettier .... that's just me. You can leave them blank if you aren't into decorating. But I am! And, I absolutely love all of the bright and fun supplies that coordinate with my planner.
Next, I begin to write in the boxes and usually add more decorating as I go. I usually add their day by day plans being sure to leave notes on where to find certain supplements, for example, YouTube videos, etc.
And at the end I usually add in a little more pretty. Just because papercrafting is my hobby and I like to make it look a little more me.
Nothing fancy! But it works. I love having our school plans written down and looking pretty. It keeps me motivated.
CLICK THE VIDEO to watch my Plan with Me Episode #2 Homeschool Weekly Layout video!