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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Organizing My Homeschool Life.

I am an organizational freak by nature, I have labels on my labels. Well ok, not quite but my normal self likes to be organized and before our recent move my house was in chaos. Hard to operate very well when surrounded by mess!

I am a big believer that everything belongs on its place, but lets be honest there are plenty of times when I derailed from this belief. One of my bigger weaknesses? Follow through. The old " I can do that tomorrow" gets me a lot more often than I care to admit :(

So this year I am TRYING to implement a little more organization. I have my planner ready to go. It serves a dual purpose: homeschool planning and regular everyday stuff. I got mine from http://www.michelequigley.com/store/ and added the homeschool planning pages. It is the small one I can carry with me everywhere I go. I am so happy with this planner.

If you need a planner you can check out the above link or get plenty of free printables here

I am also trying to assemble my homeschool room, not quite there but I'm working on it :)










I decided that instead of having every.single.book.out I would only get out the books I would need for the entire school year. The rest of the books will go into clear totes in the utility book. I am organizing bookshelves and bins by subject and labeling said bins.

I am also organizing my favorite homeschool curriculum websites and not keeping anymore than the ones I ACTUALLY USE. I have gotten my computer to run faster by deleting some bookmarks. About 343 or so, not many you know?

In case you are curious here are some of my favorite websites :

Charlotte Mason Style Curriculum
https://www.chcweb.com/catalog/

Solid Catholic Curriculum
http://www.setonbooks.com/
http://olrs.com/
http://olvs.org/

Classical Education Emphasis
http://www.kolbe.org/
http://www.memoriapress.com/

Resources
http://www.rainbowresource.com/
http://www.adoremusbooks.com/
http://www.catholicicing.com/

Helpful Sites for Mommy (because we cannot afford to be crazy)
http://www.catholicsistas.com/
http://thekennedyadventures.com/free-printables/
http://raisinglittlesaints.blogspot.com/
http://catholicmom.com/
http://www.mybrokenfiat.com/blog
http://catholicmomconfessions.blogspot.com/

My homeschool this year will keep all core subjects (religion, Math, Science, Language Arts and History) and will rotate at 9 weeks intervals between Physical Education, Music and Art.

After all is done, I am hoping to keep a system in place so that we can run smoothly. I know I want to be organized but I still want to be flexible for the occasional monkey wrench life throws our way ;)