How to Get Organized While Homeschooling Children
While surfing for tips on how to get my son’s homeschooling stuff organized, I found a book called, 3 Weeks to an Organized Homeschool: A Step-by-Step Guide to Organizing Your Schoolroom, Curriculum, and Record Keeping by Katherine Leigh. It was exactly what I was looking for, according to the title. I’m totally new to homeschooling and I’m starting mid year and need to get him caught back up, so I’m scrambling to learn everything I can and get everything set up effectively as quickly as possible.
Pros & Cons
- Quick Read
- Free Resources
- Schedule of Tasks
- Action List Provided
- Great Explanation
- Homeschooling in Your Car
In this book, Katherine not only lays out what you should do to prepare for homeschooling your children each year, but she even gives you a schedule to follow! Granted, it’s just a suggested schedule for how to get everything done most effectively in 3 weeks from her own experience. It took me about 2 hours to read the entire book. You could also read little bits at a time if you read along while actually carrying out her action lists.
The author provides a free bonus for buying her book. She allows you to download free templates for lesson plan sheets, grading sheets, student schedules, and more! She tells you how to set up your binder and gives great details of why she’s suggesting each item. She even wrote an appendix for those that travel a lot and find themselves homeschooling from their car.
I honestly couldn’t find anything I didn’t like about this book. She clearly lives a spiritual life and teaches her children religion along with her curriculum. I don’t have a problem with this. The only reason I list it as a Con is because some people may not like that about the book. In my opinion, it wasn’t overly used and to each their own.
This book was written for parents who are preparing a new year of homeschooling. It serves as a great step-by-step guide to getting ready for a new year of schooling at home.
You can download it to your Kindle for $3.99. However, I was able to download this book for free as I am a subscriber of Kindle Unlimited.
I definitely recommend this book to other parents preparing to homeschool. The price is right for the great advice.