Since the beginning of my homeschool, way back in the 1990’s, I used a simple spreadsheet to organize our lessons. I call it my homeschool lesson planner chart. I printed new charts each week. One for me to see all the kids’ lessons. One for each of my kids to see what was expected that week. There were no cute pictures or borders. It was simply a spreadsheet with their activities each day.
Why so simple?
When you have a lot of fluff (pictures and borders that moms think are cute for pinterest or instagram), your child can be distracted. Just give them the facts…give them what is expected of them so they don’t get sidetracked.
Across the top of my homeschool lesson planner were the days of the week. In column one, I had their school subjects. On Sunday nights, I penciled in their lessons. Each child had a page protector for their lesson planner. As they completed an activity, they checked it off with a dry erase marker. I could quickly look at their lesson planners to see what was completed that day or that week.
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