Saturday, August 17, 2013

Simple Planning Pages

Will you be sharing your latest planning page?
The most simplistic answer to this question is no. It's not a blank form I write on each week & print out, it's a simple template I created on my computer that's colour coded for our family. It's laid out pretty specifically to the order of our day as well.

However, they are pretty simple to make. I made ours up in Numbers {an excel style programme on a Mac} many months ago & simply update it each week before I print it out.  While the left hand most columns don't change the content on the 5 following blocks does change each week. I simply change it to reflect what needs to be done in the new week. It takes me anywhere from 10-20 minutes to do it, unless everyone else in the house suddenly screams they need something.

I'm happy to explain, in detail, how I made it if that's what you'd like, but I suspect just handing out a blank form with a few strips of colour here & there would be pretty useless to most people. And don't panic if you're not familiar with the programme, it's pretty simple to use & very easy to work with.

The photo above is our collection of finished planning page. I stable the 2 pages from each week together & slip them into a clear page protector which is stored in the file box. Eventually they'll come out & be shredded or burned, but for now they go in the file box. I store the pages for the current week in my term notebook.

1 comment:

Sheryll said...

So do you have one checklist for both boys? For example, under language arts- is that all for one of the boys? Or some kind of combination? Or do you have a checklist like this (for yourself) for each child? And then you transfer the info to a checklist for each of them? (I'm remembering a somewhat recent post where you showed a picture of their checklists.) I'm trying to figure out a system that will work for us. :)