I'm sure, by now, you're all ready aware that I have serious planning issues. As in, I like to plan! This year the boys will be on different levels with so much of their schooling that I've been working double time around here to make sure that I'm covered in that area.
It was extra fun, aside from the printer hating my Macbook, to print out this cool new planner and assemble it. Especially since I got to use my super awesome and totally cool perforator. In my opinion, everyone should have a perforator because they are just so much fun to use! Why would I need this for my planner? Because this year I'm tucking in a shopping and menu planning page so that as I stumble upon recipes or children and husband request certain meals I can slap them in my upcoming menu and not say "Oh I'm so sorry! I completely forgot!" Plus, did you know that with the Five In A Row curriculum you get lots of fun recipes to go with each of the books? It's nice to be able to mark those straight on the menu as I'm planning out our lessons. The only thing is, I didn't want to open and close the binding on my book each week; instead I perforated the menu/shopping page and can just tear it out. Super fun!
(they each have a different picture at the top), 4 different shopping lists (differing pictures), and 4 New Recipe Cards (different picture/colors). I print my shopping list on the back/front side of the Weekly Menu Plan and that's the page I've been perforating in my planner.
Right now I'm using the normal binding spines for small things, and it can barely hold 8 weeks worth of school plans in there. It's a tight fit and turning the pages is rough because I'm worried about ripping them. I can't wait for the mailman to arrive with my bigger binders!