Thursday, January 08, 2009

Gettin' Organized



My friend Michelle sent me this link; lots of good stuff for organizing your household and homeschool. I was so motivated after checking it out that I made each of the kids a reading list for this semester, something I've put off for a while now. (I used the recommendations from Veritas Press). The kids helped me scour the bookshelves for the ones we have here at home. I also decided to save $12 or so by printing out and putting together my own planner/calendar for the year. Sorry, Hallmark. Maybe not as cute, but just as functional!

How are you getting organized for 2009?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see what books you picked! That's a great idea. By the way, do you have a list of books you'll be reading? I'm looking forward to recording the books I read this year and always like others' suggestions! Thanks for all your great ideas.
Julie C.

Cristina said...

I had thought about getting Amy Knapp's Homeschool Organizer. I have used her other organizer and really liked the way it was laid out. I like the idea of having calendar/schoolwork/menu/groceries all in one. :o)
One thing I lack is the reading list, I might work on that tonight. :) Where do you get a list with the books? Just things your kids like?

cristina said...

SO silly, I just now saw the list comes from Veritas Press. Oh, boy, my coffee didn't kick in, I guess. :o)

cristina said...

And one more thing: Do you get these from the library or you buy them?

Candice said...

Cristina--Probably 90% of the children's books we own I have gotten at garage sales or thrift stores. I don't own most of the ones on the reading lists, though; I will look for them at the library. If the library doesn't have what I need, then I'll consider buying.

A friend also gave me a good book list from another source besides Veritas. I'll try to find that one and post it here for you. I think it's a 'classical' model school, also. Don't you guys use TWTM?

cristina said...

I get most of my books at garage sales and GW here, but it's not as good as Johnson CO. Oh, I miss the library there... :o(