There are two times of year that I think about overhauling the way I do things for our homeschool: Summer break and Christmas break. Soon my Christmas break will be over and it’ll be back to teaching for me, so I’m taking advantage of my last few days by getting some links organized. How am I organizing them, you may ask? I’m using Pinterest! I’ve created a Board called “Homeschool Ideas” and I pin sites there that I want to use for research or teaching. In the description field I write the Volume/Chapter they go with. For example, I’m currently in Volume 4 / Chapter 2, so the pins are labeled “V4/Ch2.” If, after reading through the sites, I discover they don’t meet my needs, I’ll just delete them. Simple as that! The thing I like most about Pinterest is that I can “see” what I’ve pinned. That’s important for me, as I’m more of a visual person—the links are nice, but having a picture to jog my memory is just what I need.
I’m also making sure any files I’ve downloaded are saved to either a thumb drive or a disk. Computers are notorious for crashing (right after the warranty expires!) and there’s no excuse for not having your data backed-up!
Keeping things organized is one of my favorite parts of homeschooling. What have you found to help organize your Weaver lessons? Leave a comment here, on Facebook, or on the Yahoo email list. I’d love to hear from you!