Homeschool Planning Changes for Next Year – Work in Progress

Warning: This is a slight rambling of my thoughts right now as I sit and begin to plan our homeschool year.  There are some useful resources peppered throughout though.

So I’ve done several posts here on Sweet Phenomena over the past couple of years {yes, in August Sweet Phenomena will be two!!!} about homeschooling planning.

I am not ashamed to tell you {or maybe I am, but either way, I’m going to tell you because I’m gonna keep it real} that I still don’t quite have a system down yet.  Something still falls through the cracks.

Things just aren’t working as smoothly as I know they can.

So it’s the time of year when I start thinking about our next year.

One thing that I know did work this year was our use of Dropbox to do daily schooling and plans.  That is on the road to success; that setup.

Well, I am so stinking thrilled to let you know my initial thoughts on the new My Well Planned Day software!!  It takes our Dropbox concept and puts it on steroids.

I want to note:  This is not a compensated review.  I just paid for this item myself, on a whim, deciding to give it a try.

Oh. Em. Gee.

This thing is awesome.  So.  Flipping.  Awesome.

It’s in beta right now, so you can’t even use all the awesome that will be come August when it’s fully released.

I just watched a recorded Q&A session, though, and they have amazing plans for this software.  They have thought of everything!!

I’ll be able to enter assignments in the software, and Babydoll will be able to log on as a student and access her stuff, same as we did with Dropbox.

They’re working to make assignment completion work with attendance tracking. Pure awesome.

Oh how I love it…

I also found three posts that have helped me immensely.  They’re over at The Planted Trees:

I haven’t delved into the week and day one yet, but the year one was immensely helpful.  I think I have  finally found a way to actually get school done in a simple, flexible way that also works with Vince’s schedule.

Only time will tell whether this works, but opening up the school year to a year-round schedule, marking off the dates that I know we’ll need off {Blissdom next year, camp, etc.}, and using a simple formula that she outlines in that post, I know exactly how many days we need to school a month.

They don’t have to be M-F each week.  I’m just too excited!  Plenty of time built in for goofing off, sick days, and more.

What do you use? What do you love? Do you school year-round?