Hey, everyone! How is your summer going? I know with Covid-19, things have definitely been different this year. I am ready to get back into the swing of our school year though…and that means starting my homeschool planning! On a side note, it’s crazy how quickly time passes, and I can’t believe we’ve been homeschooling off and on for a total of 10 years now!
Over the past five years, I’ve let the girls choose between homeschooling or attending class at a small private school nearby. This year, my oldest and youngest daughter have chosen homeschooling….and my middle daughter will be attending a small private school near us. I am going to be teaching 1st and 2nd grade at that school, too! Lots of changes for us.
My husband’s job is now based out of our home office and he travels in our area as needed, so he will be overseeing the girls during the day. I will be homeschooling around my job outside of school hours (and on Friday since our school is 4 days per week). Anyway, it is definitely going to be a change and require some finagling of our schedules. Because my oldest daughter is a junior and will be taking mostly online or college courses, I won’t have to do much direct teaching with her. My youngest daughter is going into 7th, so I have been working hard to get her homeschool schedule and planning done!
A goal of mine is to downsize our paper piles, so I am utilizing a DIY digital homeschool planner this year. I’ve basically put together a frugal homeschool binder utilizing Google drive (docs, sheets, and slides). If you’d like to see my thoughts on planning and then a basic tutorial on setting up a digital homeschool planner, I made a video to make it easier.
You can watch this video over on YouTube if you can’t see it in this post.
Let me know if you have any questions about homeschool planning or how to utilize Google drive to make your own planner!