My Favorite Things

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Homeschooling works differently for everyone, which is the beauty of it. Today I thought I'd share some of my favorite homeschool things.

I'm not exactly sure how I managed to keep track of everything before this little wonder. I tried all kinds of planners - online, homemade, you name it. This just works. I balked at the cost at first, but it's well worth it. There's a place for grades, report cards, tear out shopping lists, and of course schedules. Since I have to prove what we taught all year having this in one spot is awesome.

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Colored pencils. These are more for me too. I grade with them and sometimes, yes, mom makes a mistake. Instead of crossing it out and making the page look all nasty and sloppy I can erase these. And I can choose any color I want. Yes, sometimes moms need to have some fun too!

A calculator. I wish I had one this big! I'm not a math whiz and never will be, so when figuring grades I have to use this. What a lifesaver!

Also recently I found a free downloadable grade spreadsheet at Five J's. Now that Zach is middle school I've started weighing his grades and this has the formulas all worked out. You can adjust it to make reports worth so much, tests worth so much, etc. Remember, not a math whiz, so I'm grateful that this was offered. I use it to make the weekly grades which I then write in my planner. 

Have a great homeschool week!


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