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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

5 Days of Homeschool Life - Day 2



Welcome back to our life - day 2.  Today, I will share "my brain" with you.  Saturday planning cannot be done without "my brain".   "My brain" is where I keep everything at arms reach for the upcoming week.  

Here is "my brain"...
 On the left is a nice pocket where I keep extra supplies like dividers, paper, post it notes, labels, and scissors.

Here's what is inside...

Tab 1 - My personal quiet time sheets from the Hello Mornings group.



2nd tab - the week's chore sheets from the Motivated Moms chore planner. (affiliate link)  We all use this for our morning and afternoon chore time.  I write each child's name beside the chore I want them to do and am or pm.

3rd Tab - Daily Schedule (our will share more about this tomorrow!)

4th Tab - Current Attendance Record from The Well Planned Day Planner. (affiliate link)

5th Tab - Weekly Lesson Plan Sheets from My Father's World and this one that I shared yesterday.

6th tab - Weekly Sonlight reading schedule for each child/core and the reading comprehension questions.



Tab 7 - Our My Father's World Bible Memory Verses for the year.  You can also find cute printable of these verses for free at Mama Jenn's.

Tab/Pocket Folder 8 - Our weekly student sheets from My Father's World on one side.

Tab/Pocket Folder 8 Other side - Other Weekly Sheets such as First Language Lessons, vocabulary, biology sheets, etc. 

And there you have "My Brain"! Be sure to check out day 2 from my fellow crewmates by clicking on the banner below. 
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Coming up next - our daily schedule and a typical morning for us right now.


15 comments:

  1. Ha ha ha - "your brain" - I love that! (And I can so relate!) Thanks for sharing today!

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  2. This is great, thank you for sharing this!

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  3. Can't go anywhere without it - lol

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  4. White Trash MamaMay 15, 2012 at 7:13 AM

    Funny, I shared about Motivated Moms this morning, too. Isn't it great? I usually tweak everything like that to personalize it or streamline it, but this is one that I happily use just as-is. Which Sonlight is this chart from?

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  5. I love Motivated Moms and I use it just as is too!! I also have the app, lol. I'm still a print girl at heart though, I guess. The SL chart is an older version of what is now Core D - Intro to American History.

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  6. Nicole@Journey to ExcellenceMay 15, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Oh how I wish I was as organized as this! My brain is, well, in my brain. I do have my planner with our daily lessons. But the rest is such a mess!

    Hope that my America: The Story of Us resources will be useful to you!!

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  7. Oh wow! I so wish I could be so organized. Do you mind giving us some of your brain (just a tiny bit ;-). At any rate I am definitely inspired for next year!

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  8. Hi Melissa! Thanks for sharing--I love your planning sheets! One of my biggest weekly hurdles is getting all the assignments printed off ahead of time...I hate running around making last minute copies/prints as we are trying to get started with a lesson or activity. Do you get all your prints/copies/handouts prepared during your weekly Saturday plan time? I know I could be more effecient with this...would love to hear how you handle it!

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  9. Yes, it has to be done on Saturday or it seems it just doesn't get done and then I am left floundering on what to do. The first time I did it, it seemed to take forever but as the weeks went on, I usually just had to change the lesson or chapter number and move on. The time it took decreased greatly.

    First, I look over our schedule for the upcoming week, then I plan around it if we are going to be out that week. Then I print the weekly schedule, & each child's checklist. I print our MM chore lists for the week too. The MFW sheets I made copies of at the beginning of the year for the whole year and just pull out a week's worth. The student sheets, same thing - just pull out the week's worth. SL, pull what they are currently reading from the big SL book too. I hope that helps!

    It's a lot of ink really but it helps me! I'm am such a print girl!!

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  10. You've got a great "brain" there! LOL I use a very simple monthly calendar for my "brain". It seems when I get more "detailed" then that I stop using it! So, I stick with out works for me. I've always wanted (but never kept up) a "brain" like yours!

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  11. That is the key - no matter the size or shape of the brain - use the one that fits you! ;) Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. WOW. You are super organized!! Your "brain" is awesome. =)

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  13. I hope to update this soon as I no longer use quite so many planning sheets and have streamlined some. YAY me!! :)

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