Thursday, August 28, 2008

Planners, Schedules, and Lists

Hey look, it's me. I'm back.

Can you believe it?

I'm not sure I did anything totally sucky this week so we'll go ahead and talk about the first day of school. Y'know, the one that didn't happen?

Yeah. I did all this great organizing. I bought LifePac curriculum and sat down with my lovely new MomAgenda planner. I know that's not how it's supposed to be used, but when have I ever done what I'm supposed to do?

It was a gift and it's such a superb blue. My favorite. Okay, I like green that much too. Plus, I only have one kid and we don't have that many activities (because I'm the Ogre.) Anyway. Each Lifepac has ten different workbooks for each subject. I chose those because I think Zane and I need to feel a sense of accomplishment and that wasn't happening. I was overwhelmed, he was confused and school sucked. And it was my fault.

So I got out my handy dandy little planner and split up the first four workbooks into weeks and days (this took freaking forever) but I planned through the end of December.

You can click on the picture to see I did something other than scribble! The purple Post-It note is our cough*cough*schedule*cough*cough.

Then I took Zane's uber keen frog planner...
And wrote in the lessons for him so he could feel good crossing things off. And of course, because he has my OCD tendencies, he needed a copy of the purple Post-It note with the "schedule."
And the first day of school was supposed to start. Then I had to go watch my nephews and we started a day late and had to work on Friday. Except on Friday, I had made us eye appointments and we both had our eyes dialated and couldn't read for hours after. So then we had skip Friday and do school on Sunday. Since that's the next week, I'll save it for next week's blog.

But hey, I got new pinky-bling glasses!

And we did make it through the first week. Which totally surprised me.
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Monica @ Paper Bridges said...

your handwriting is way better than mine.

I'm doing a block schedule this year, so I don't completely LOSE MY MIND. ha


Amber (BGH) said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you! :)

Where can I see pics of your new bling glasses? :D

dianne - bunny trails said...

I was wondering about the glasses thing as well. Wanna see the pink bling! :D

Anonymous said...

Ditto on the glasses! I'm taking our boys to the eye doctor this week so we may have some new glasses here too. Glad you made it through the first week.

Jill Scott said...

You're funny. I like your attitude. I don't know how homeschoolers do it without becoming overwhelmed. Or do you? I don't need another area of my life to be out of control, it's bad enough. I like the blue and brown, I noticed that right away.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Mom2my9 said...

Hi! Thank you for stopping by my blog. The title of your blog is too funny. I home schooled for 13 years and sometimes that what I felt like calling myself! I also used LifePac and Switched-on School House. Loved it. Good luck and hope to see you again soon!