Like many families, the new school year brings new challenges and new opportunities. Here at Academia Celestia, we begin each new academic year in July. We are excited for the new academic year and the changes it brings.
In addition to the usual changes, 2014 marks a significant change in our homeschool. My daughter will be entering 7th grade and though her brother is two years younger, we do many of our subjects together.
This year we will begin our history cycle over. We will revisit ancient times and begin to map the world by heart. We will also dive more fully into literature and begin using a new writing program.This post contains affiliate links, please read my disclosure policy for details.
While we approach our schooling in a relaxed way, I rely upon my Well Planned Day planner to keep me organized. This year, I also purchased student planners for each of the kids so I’m hoping they will become a little more independent in this regard.
The Well Planned Day planner is designed with an easy-to-use format that will assist you in setting goals, logging academic and extracurricular activities, and ensuring that all of your days are productive. The tool I use the most is the weekly schedule where I can organize our week with class assignments, weekly priorities, dinner menu, and notes.
At the start of each new month, there is also a space where I list the books the kids are reading independently. Additionally, there is a space where I can make note of field trips and enrichment activities in which we plan to take part.
One component that I had not previously used is the report cards. At the back of the book, there are report card forms printed on card stock that I can use to document each child’s progress through the academic year. As transcripts will be important come high school, I will begin assessing the kids more regularly and giving grades.
In honor of our new academic year, I will be giving away a My Blog Plan planner book for free.
This daily planner was designed by Rebecca Scarlata Keliher for the Home Educating Family Association – the same company that makes the Well Planned Day that I love so much. Whether you’re a seasoned blogger or just getting started, you’ll want My Blog Plan to help you stay motivated and on track.
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