If you are familiar with Alpha Omega's LifePacs, you already know that each subject has ten LifePacs for the year. I choose to divide mine up so that we do three the first quarter, two the second quarter, three the third quarter, and two the fourth. This is simply my preference. I like having the second and fourth quarters a little lighter loads since the 2nd quarter is done through the holiday season and we like time to do family projects, and the 4th quarter takes us to the end of the year when we all like to have a lighter load!
So once you print out the charts, WHAT NEXT? I will outline my method, step-by-step, and fill in charts for an example. The example will be numbered to correspond with the numbered steps given. The charts for actual printing will be linked from this page.
This chart, my Average Pages Worksheet, is where I begin to prepare our LifePac lessons for each year. I do it this way for two reasons: 1) It averages the LPs out over the number of days I plan to school, and 2) It gives me an opportunity to quickly overview each LP.
To print out this worksheet for your own use:
*SAMPLE* AVERAGE PAGES WORKSHEET
Below you will find a sample portion of the worksheet I use for "mapping" out my children's homeschooling lessons. It is where I can make certain their lessons are spread out evenly, their quarterly tests are BEFORE the quarter ends J , and generally organize everything for the year on a single sheet of paper per subject. I can make all the mistakes I want to on this, or recopy it if necessary. Once I have it all ironed out, I can enter the daily lessons into my Homeschool Easy Records program. Before I had that, however, I entered the daily assignments into record books for the students. Either way, they get a daily lesson plan that includes all their subjects, and I have a reference for when quizzes or tests are scheduled.
The columns each represent 45 days--1 quarter. I use a 180-day school year. Each "numbered" box shows the school day we are on [from 1 thru 180] as well as the actual date. Under BEGIN I put the number of the first page or first lesson for that day, and under END I put the final page or lesson for that day, or any quizzes or tests. Youu will notice that some of my sample lessons show an "x" after a page number--this is because I go through each LifePac individually, marking each day's endpoint with an "x." Most days this is the end of a page, so the "x" isn't needed in the lesson plan, but when the endpoint is in the middle of a page, I note that with a lesson plan entry like "3x," for example.
To print the full worksheet for your own use:
*SAMPLE* DAILY LESSON MAP FOR SCHOOL YEAR 1999 -- 2000
SUBJECT/LEVEL: _________________ STUDENT: _________________
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