Weekly Sheets for Staying Organized

Weeklysheets_Page_4When I was teaching High School English back in 2005, another teacher used Weekly Sheets to keep her students informed about what would be happening in the upcoming week. It was a practice many of us quickly adapted, myself included. I never thought to use it in our homeschooling mainly because it required that I be certain about what was going to happen… and that’s where I fail!

I have a HUGE problem with staying consistent in everything that I do. With homeschooling, I begin with Big Fat Hairy Goals  (a term that I took  from my time as a New York Teaching Fellow), but then I miss a day, and that turns into a week, and then it seems like everything is just out of whack. When I began planning for this year, I realized that in order to stay consistent, I needed to be (1) realistic (2) organized (3) focused (4) and fluid.

So once I planned out my six week block, I knew that I could produce weekly sheets that would move us forward by keeping us on track. The sheet is pretty self-explanatory and while I create them in advance, I do not give them to my daughter until we begin the week. This way if there is something that we did not get to that needs to be added, I can do so.

The Tornado loves having the sheets in her binder. She is able to see what we are doing and because I include her spelling and vocabulary words for the week, she can review quickly.

You can download the free Weekly Sheet template (a PowerPoint file) at my Teachers Pay Teachers store.



Published by Kristina Brooke

My name is Kristina, mom to The Tornado and wife to Andrew. I am a former English teacher who left the traditional classroom to focus on teaching my daughter. I am a web and graphic designer, social media consultant, constant fan of the underdog, and political junkie. I am a vocal atheist and approach everything I do with a high level of questioning and research. Read more about us.

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