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  1. Terri Torrez
    August 7, 2017 @ 7:05 am

    I wish I had an electronic tool that could be arranged weekly. Written planners aren’t an option, as my son is dysgraphic, and I need to be able to check on his progress online while I’m at work. We use Homeschool Planet, which works great on a daily basis but I’d like to start to transitioning my son to chunking out his own work weekly as well. Maybe if I did something like your post-it notes or a weekly master list, he could enter each day in HSP. But like your son, I fear he wouldn’t take that extra step. So much easier just to check things off.

  2. Heidi
    August 7, 2017 @ 8:52 am

    Have you looked at Homeschool Tracker? It has been years since I have used it but that was my go to when I was doing so much planning and scheduling for all 3 kids. You could plan and print out assignment sheets and when my oldest was in high school she had her own log in so she could go in and log what she had completed. She would take her assignment sheet at the end of the week and log into Homeschool Tracker. Your son could possibly have the paper assignment sheet and log on the computer every day instead of at the end of the week.

    I am definitely struggling to find a system that works for my son. He is so get in and get out!

  3. Joan
    August 7, 2017 @ 12:58 pm

    Okay, one of my twin boys had the exact same sensibilities. He would get an entire semester of history or English or whatever done in a few weeks. And then move on to the next subject. It worked for him and he was doing his work so I kept my mouth shut. At 23 he is working in construction and perfectly happy never having gone to college. He taught me hard lessons, but ones worth learning.

  4. Heidi
    August 7, 2017 @ 2:16 pm

    Joan, thank you so much for sharing your insight! I worry so much about where his life will go. I keep telling myself he will find what works for him.

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  7. Sharon Gore
    December 30, 2019 @ 12:16 pm

    This is so great! I totally needed something to keep me organized and this will be perfect!

  8. W Nelson
    October 26, 2022 @ 5:14 am

    Thank you so much for this beautiful planner.I have been trying some of these and loved them.
    Thanks for sharing the Blog…..

  9. Betina Jessen
    January 2, 2023 @ 2:11 pm

    I can definitely relate to the challenge of trying to find an organizational system that works for each of our children. It sounds like you have found a method that works well for your son, using post-it notes to outline the specific lessons and chapters for each week. It’s great that you were able to adapt your approach based on your son’s needs and preferences. It’s important to find a system that works for each individual child, as it can help to make the homeschool planning process easier and more efficient for both the parent and the student. Good luck with your homeschool planning!

  10. Angela Bordio
    May 30, 2023 @ 5:23 am

    Thank you very much. I think it is needed for everyone: to be highly organized and productive. Hopefully we are not going to waste our precious time on things we don’t need.

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