I was beginning to run out of pages for the planner so I used the remarkable feature of the ProClick bindings and opened the spiral to add more pages. It was quick and easy and the binding snapped back together in a...well...snap! Such an advantage over a ready made spiral notebook and the cost is nominal over the life time of use of the little machine. I also use this method to bind our school work from the three ring binders into one notebook to be stored away from that year. Very easy and it stores flat and away.
|The top of the page gets the day and date followed by the details of what each child will do for the day.|
|I check off what we do and circle what we don't so I can add it to the next day if needed. I also jot down notes and reminders for upcoming activities. I even will even use a double page spread to plan out the next unit study.|
|Nice and big...just the right size for the remainder of the year.|
I did start assignment books for the kids not too long ago and those are harder to keep up with than my own. I just keep in mind it's to outline their tasks for each day- not necessarily to be a record of what they've done so if we miss a day, it's no big deal.
How about you? If you adopted the plain spiral method this year, has it been working for you? Do you have any pros or cons to share?