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Sunday, August 12, 2012

My Father's World - CTG & AHL Preparation

I'm pretty sure I've passed my binder love/obsession on to my children.  They love a new fresh binder as much as I do!  Here is how we set Jonathan's up to get ready for MFW-AHL.

Inside zipper pocket are his timeline stickers. I copied these during the summer and cut them out for quick and easy access.

 His collection of pens, pencils, and markers.

Each section is separated by pocket dividers.  

 Tab 1 - Daily Plans

Tab 2 - Spanish with MFW Lesson plan book in folder and notebook. 

 Tabs 3, 4, and 5 are Bible, History, and English Notebooks

 Tab 6 - Science plans and notebook

 Tab 7 - Vocabulary Quizzes

We will be setting up notebooks very similar for Creation To Greeks for Stephen and Sarah.  Mainly, I needed to organize the student sheets weekly for myself so I did that by using a pocket folder and files that I keep on our bookshelf with my other teacher books and supplies.  

The yearly plans I put in a pocket folder separated by week and child. 

During my Saturday planning session, I pull the weekly sheets out of the yearly pocket folder and place in the weekly folders separated by day and child.  If you've seen the new Martha Stewart line at Staples recently, you may recognize these folders.  :)  Teacher treat!

This will be our 2nd year using MFW and I love how easy it is to plan for.  Really, the planning is all done so I can spend extra time on the organization - the part I truly love!


  1. Thanks for sharing this, Melissa! We are going into our 2nd year with MFW as well, and will be doing CTG too. Our daughter will be in 9th grade next year, so I am looking forward to hearing how it works out for you and your family, since we'll be there next year. God bless!

  2. I am really excited! MFW sure does make it look easy. :)

  3. Susan (from Hello Mornings!)August 14, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    Melissa, you and I must be sisters by heart since the reason I use MFW is because I don't have to do much planning....I enjoy the organizing better too! :) I am printing this so I can set up my childrens' binders in a more systematic way. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Glad to help, Susan! Kindred spirits :))


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