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Where has the summer gone?! It seems like only a few weeks ago we closed up our books for summer break, and now it is time to get organized and prepare to get started for the new school year.
I don’t know about you, but I am behind in my planning, and there is just so much to do. I need to choose curriculum for each of our children, plan for family vacations and “school holidays” so we can meet attendance requirements. Sometimes it is overwhelming to think about managing it all. It doesn’t have to be! Here are two tips that can make this year’s planning go much smoother.
#1 – Pray! Most of us know we should take all things to prayer, but how often do we think to do it when it comes to mundane tasks such as planning out our school year? (I know I have been guilty of skipping this important step!) Ask the Lord for guidance as you discern what you should or should not include in your school schedule.
#2 – Use a planner! Finding a good planner not only helps you keep everything in one place, but it also helps you to organize your planning process so nothing gets overlooked. I have recently discovered this planner from Life of a Homeschool Mom.
Not only will this help you organize your homeschool, but it literally has something for every aspect of a homeschool mom’s life! Features include:
- Monthly planning
- Weekly planning
- Household planning (menus, cleaning schedules, and more!)
- Financial Management
- Homeschool planning (attendance forms, grade records, planning sheets, and more!)
- Personal planning (prayer list, fitness trackers, contacts)
There are too many features to list! Please check it out here to learn more. The best part is it is fully customizable. It comes in a printable PDF and you can print only the pages you want. I love tools that help make life easier, and this one definitely qualifies!
My prayer for each and every one of you is that your planning goes smoothly for this school year!
I would love to hear from you! What is your favorite thing to do as you prepare for the new school year?