When I shared about how to organize notebooking pages, Mary commented, “I struggle with keeping a ‘planning book.’ What does yours look like and contain? Currently I use a regular teacher planner, but it is not ideal. I’d love to know how you do it.”
- blank weekly planning sheets (I write my plan on these each weekend.)
- book lists for my various curricula
- teacher guides for various curricula where applicable (for example Noeo, livingmath.net or Winter Promise)
- one page yearly calendars (from when Sprite started K until 2013)
- math curriculum focal points
- Write from History 6 Year Writing Plan
- timeline figures, printed out
- table of contents for various notebooking pages sets
- two math articles that I like to reread periodically (A Generous Education in Mathematics by Alice Horrocks — join this group to access it; A Mathematician’s Lament by Paul Lockhart)
- list of public domain books at MainLesson.com
- my own year long plans for things like artist study, composer study, and hymn study
- questions to ask Sprite to get feedback on our homeschool
It’s a hodgepodge of resources that I turn to often. The weekly plan pages go on a clipboard to use all week. Behind the page I add in any other materials we’ll be using that week. I don’t work/teach/learn from my planning notebook. I only plan from it or reference it. So during homeschool time, I rarely take it out.
Do you have a notebook like this? What do you keep in yours?