Sunday, September 2, 2007

Remodeling Assignments

I have been busy the last few days with no time to blog. Last week I remodeled our main bathroom in the house. It is a tiny one, but it has taken a lot of work. I put in new flooring, and repainted. I've ordered a new light and have a curtain to make before I am done. I'll tell you more about it when it is closer to being completely finished.

I've also been working making lesson plans for my 5th grader. I am going to try having her assignments listed on the computer, which she can check off when she is finished. I found some free software at for Macs which looks like it is going to work real well. It is called Schoolhouse 2. It looks like it was made for high school or college students to record their assignments. But I think it is going to work really well for us too. I would like it to be able to have more then one students assignments on there, but at the moment, I don't need my son's assignments as carefully recorded. My daughter can check a box when the assignment is finished and it will line it out for her. There are numerous different ways to view an assignment. I can add a grade if I wish. I think it is going to be fun. I've just finished typing in her assignments for the next 1 - 2 months. I am hoping this will free me up to give my 2nd grade son some more focused attention with his schoolwork. We will be starting school tomorrow.

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VJ said...

I used excel to create check sheets for Tony. I worked furiously through the summer to get everything for the year done. If there are changes I simply cross what what is there and write in the change. Then Tony can check off as he completes. It takes more of the burdan off of me because he can follow the check sheet through.

We use a clip board that stores papers and small booklets. After I grade his work in the evening, I clamp a new checksheet onto his clipboard and slip worksheets and quiz booklets inside. It keeps everything together and he knows where to find them.