Lesson plans. Those two word evoke a “Bleck!” from me! However, every time I’ve tried to get by without them it has come back to haunt me. As a result I’ve gotten rather OCD about them.
Time4Learning, the online homeschool curriculum we use provides detailed lesson plans. I have printed those out for each subject for each of my children. As they finish particular activities, I highlight them in my Master Lesson Plan book.
This allows me to more easily see where each of my children are in their progress. This is something that I have to stay on top of, otherwise it takes ALL day to go through and mark off what’s been done. I’ve also gotten into the habit of writing the scores they make on each quiz and test.
I have each child’s section separated with tabs. ManBoy has a green tab, Fashionista an orange one and RoboBoy a yellow one. Each subject is further separated by little sticky tabs.
I also print out weekly reports on what each child did in school. These get put into the back of each child’s section in my book.