When it comes to curriculum planning I like to keep things organized.
But sometimes I get bogged down by the actual organization process.
This is pretty much how it goes every year:
I print up my planner.
I sharpen my pencil.
I heat up my tea.
I clean my desk.
I organize the drawers.
I check my email.
I look at all the curriculum I’ve flagged
I spend HOURS pouring over detailed reviews.
I hunt down the best prices for each title.
I load my carts
But before I EVER purchase anything,
I step back and make a list.
I list out ALL of the curriculum titles that I’m 90% sure that I will use.
Then I take the lists with me to each every homeschool book sale, and convention
in hopes that I’ll find each specific curriculum at a bargain price.
This also helps me deter away from impulse buys.
I usually write out this list by hand,
but this year I decided to make a printable Curriculum Planning List
Isn’t it cute?
It’s not rocket science,
but it sure makes my lists look a whole lot more organized.
Plus you can print one up for each child,
staple them together and take them with you to your Summer sales
When you’ve got a zillion kids it tow,
it’s nice to have something that fits in your back pocket and frees up your hands.
So there you go, 6 years of homeschooling and I’ve managed two planning sheets.
At this rate, I should have a full printable planner by the time my children graduate :)