There are lots of ways to lesson plan- no one way is right or wrong. You have to find what works for you and your family. So here are what the coming week’s lesson plans look like at my house…
Yes, I use a notebook. I have a letter for each subject (for example, “M” is math). I write down the lesson number for the day. At the bottom, I make myself a reminder to work on spelling, writing and Classical Conversations memory work (which includes our history and science studies) daily.
When we first started homeschooling, I tried fancy planners. I tried folders for each subject (which may work well in the very early years), but I find this works best for me. It’s simple and a notebook is pretty inexpensive.
One thing I will note is I prefer to write in pencil. Then if we need to change plans, I am able to easily do so.
One thing you will not see in the photo, but I try to do each week, is write any activities we have each day (such as piano lessons) and then I’ll often make a note about what to fix for dinner that evening. I’ll also include any early or late work meetings I may have as well.
Let me encourage you to find a lesson planning schedule that works for your family. You do not have to use my method to be successful..