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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I'm just not...

an organized person. I wish I was. I long to be. But I'm not.

So here I am at the beginning of another homeschool year, trying desperately to do the very thing that eludes me most. With all four kids to work with, being organized is more critical than ever. And so I am trying. I've gotten about 8 lessons of Scott's math planned out. It's going to be a LONG process. For him, the challenge is that I am trying to accelerate his pace since he is so very far behind. That means I have to go through the book, assess what he NEEDS to do, and plan accordingly. And that applies to all his subjects.

And the others? Well, I have to figure out how to spread one of me out to the three of them for each of the subjects they need ME for, and allocate some of Mimi's time, and probably TJ and Scott as well, to work with Sari when I can't.

One thing is for sure- our school day is going to have to be longer this year than it has been in the past. And it HAS to get more organized. Last year, the work boxes helped a ton, and this year they will get even more of a work out. I just have to figure out what to put in them more than 30 minutes in advance :-).

So I'm blogging about this for accountability. If I put it in writing...and in public...I'm more likely to really try to get it done. Even if it takes a week of exceedingly boring tedious planning ;-).

Tomorrow's plan? More math with Evan, and more math planning for him. I have to get him through 2 books this year.

Off to bed, so I can start fresh in the morning...
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Randi Sue said...

I am right there with you. Keep on keeping on.

April said...

I know what you're talking about! We are in the midst of the pre-school-resuming organization project(meaning I dig out all my stuff, stuff it into new spots, and HOPE it works out better this year than last).
Planning the daily lessons is SO HARD for me.
Hope all goes REALLY well for you!

Jill said...

I am stopping by on the TOS Blogwalk to check out your blog and to start following you. I really enjoyed perusing your blog. I TOTALLY relate to the not-being-organized thing. Sometimes I think I need an intervention. :)