I really prepare over the summer. This may be a bit monotonous but, I go through each week and jot down "needed items" for each week and put them in my schooling 3-ring binder, with my daily schedule. On the daily schedule page along the bottom I write: NEEDED: ...and whatever supplies I jot them down... Then, at a glance I can make sure I have on hand what I'll need for the week. BUT, I do have to get in the habit of taking that peek before Monday. :) I've even highlighted it at times when I get caught Monday unprepared!!Toni@homezcool4us wrote:LOL! I'm laughing at asking this now, in our last week of school (whoo hoo!), but I'm curious as to how you prepare for your day and/or week?
I need to do a better job next year. I've been one to just open the book and go, without glancing ahead. This leaves me frantically trying (this year, for example) to copy state sheets, gather science project supplies, etc.
I'm just wondering if *those who are very organized in this regard* could share with me what you do to not have wasted "down time" in your day. How do you prepare?
So, during the school year I have a week at a glance posted on my fridge with our "needs" on them. On Friday when the week's done I file that week away with all it's check-marks (my record keeping) and put next week's on the fridge so I see it all weekend and get these things together. Did it always work - no. Sometimes I would forget to switch the weeks out, sometimes I'd hang it up and never see it until Monday morning!!! I'm a creature of habit...once I get going on something it works out pretty good. But I like planning!
In the other binder sections I have our student pages ready to go, I have my info regarding other activities we're in filed in their section and so on. Everything is right there for me.
My state has no need for records of any kind at this point, but if they ever do we already have a good system in place. Thanks to the great work of the Hazell's.
I guess I'm a binder girl..
Also, because I really like to be on the ball, I make all my photocopies before the year begins and file them my binder and pull out as needed.