Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Weekly Preparation & Review Checklists.


Another old checklist -- I made this when I had five in the homeschool (primary to highschool level) plus a medically fragile preschooler, plus I had a high risk pregnancy. Everything had to be written out or it would slip right out of my mind. So this is more structured than what I generally do now, but it was useful back then.

Here it is in doc -- Weekly Preparation checklist.

Here is a Week in Review form in doc. A similar one is below, in gif. The gif doesn't look very good, so that's why I'm putting the doc version on file.

Last year I tried to do the weekly reports that many homeschoolers were doing, but was never very successful. So this year I am going to try it more like the Daybook or general Week in Review format (HT: Steph), so I don't get short-circuited by my own perfectionism. I will probably tweak the form as the year develops, but this list is a starter.


8 comments:

  1. Your first checklist is making me hyperventilate, LOL!

    I really like your second one though (although I know it's for a different purpose) - I hope you don't mind if I borrow the categories for my "daybook" type entries, it's really what I've been wracking my brain for and couldn't produce myself. :)

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  2. I feel the same way as Amy on the first checklist. I didn't even click on it as it seemed so overwhelming. I may go back to it in a bit.

    I also like Amy's idea as well. I may plagiarize you with a bit of tweaking as well.

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  3. LOL, Amy. Of course, it is way too much, but so often, if it's not on paper, it is not in my brain. Especially when I was in crisis mode a few years back.

    Please, use it or change it any way you want. I wish I knew how to email you back directly as you seem to be able to do when I comment on your blog ;-).

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  4. And ditto, KC. You're welcome to use/change/etc. We must have been writing at the same time!

    Yes, it was an overwhelming time! My friend Chari who was visiting here had the same reaction. ... overload!

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  6. Thank you Willa!

    About that first checklist - I can definitely see the usefulness during crisis times. I think what made my eyes bug out was that I know I do (or should be doing) most of those things every day/week, but seeing them all written down in one place made me wonder just how I manage to sqeeze it all in and stay sane! :) Sometimes I think I like to live in blissful ignorance that my life is complicated. ;-)

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  7. So funny, Amy! You definitely have a point there. OTOH it's sometimes nice to realize how much work we are really doing -- even on those days when it seems nothing gets done...

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  8. I really, REALLY like your forms, though I too found that first checklist overwhelming! *LOL*

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