Sister Sword of Desirable Mindfulness (fiberaddict) wrote,
Sister Sword of Desirable Mindfulness
fiberaddict

:sigh:

I have spent HOURS revamping my planner, to get it more user-friendly for 2 kids. I *really* wish someone would sell a complete package - especially for History - so that *I* don't have to pull things together from all over the place.

Science, they have - there's a notebook set from 2 different companies for the Texts we're using; they have them for General Science, Physical Science, Biology, and Chemistry (I'm pretty sure I'll be buying the other 3 on payday; if Himself doesn't do well with it, I still have *Herself* to get thru them!). Math is...well, Math - not must to do there besides work the problems. Writing - same thing. History, however...

I spent a good 2 hours getting everything set. I have the lists of all my notebooking pages, I have a list of all the paper models I've downloaded, organized by approximate year of invention/construction, I have a list of all my maps, all neatly filed in my planner. I have the reading schedule for our Text, and I can easily pull out the things we need for each chapter.

2 hours to organize.....this doesn't include the time spent *finding* the stuff to begin with! :arrrrrgh: And it doesn't count the time spent organizing my hard drive so that I can easily FIND the stuff again, when we need it. Granted, it's all organized NOW, but....I would have been THRILLED to toss money at someone else, so that all I had to do was open a box. :sigh:

I am glad I didn't have to come up with the notebook pages myself...I am NOT creative in that respect. There are free ones all over the web; I did end up buying the History Scribe sets from CurrClick. They were *cheap* (seriously. $1.50/set; or $4.00 for the bundle. Free is good, but my time is valuable - this is all bundled together, ready to print off. I ended up buying 4 bundles from them - there's some overlap, but not much.) I know you can put them together using Word.....I'm a Word Perfect gal myself, and they don't make that for Mac anymore. :sigh: I just don't really "get" Word - it's nowhere near as user-friendly IMO as WP. Ah, well.....that's why the Lord let OTHER people do stuff, and gave me enough disposable income I can pay them for their work. :grin:

I *THINK* I'm ready to add Herself to class. Her last day is 5/20 - school is officially out the 27th, but we have stuff planned for that week. No biggie - it's not like they're doing anything anyway!

Dryer repairman is coming out the 19th. We're supposed to get a pest control guy out then, too - the mice have been busy. :sigh: We're also getting new phone service then - we lose our 'net a LOT out here. Supposedly, this new group is much better - and they're cheaper. We'll see....I'd like to change. I HATE CenturyLink! They're the only group in town; the new group is all satellite. Hope they live up to the hype - they can't be worse than what we have!
Tags: blather, homeschool
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments