Monday, August 20, 2012

Parents and Students, how are you planning this school year?

School starts tomorrow and I'm already starting to feel a little overwhelmed with all the scheduling. School events and holidays, after school activities, my husband's teaching and travel schedule, not to mention my own stuff. I want to establish a system at the beginning of the school year to keep us all on track.

So far I've written all known dates into my planner, and I've created a new full-size binder for school information, menus, calendars, newsletters etc. to keep all school info in one central, easily-accessible location.  I also have a tabbed section for each kiddo for their specific information in their classroom and afterschool activities.

Students, and parents of students, how are you keeping track of everything this school year? Do you also have a School binder to capture information? Have you created a new tabbed section in your Filofax? Are you starting a new academic-year planner/ diary now?

Please post a comment to say how you will stay organized this school year!

9 comments:

  1. I'm starting grad school next Monday. I'm going to use the FC 2ppd to record all the assignments, due dates, etc. and any details I need (like what needs to be part of the assignment). I did this all through college - it's so much easier than looking at a syllabus!! My classes are all online, so I probably won't have any other support material in paper form. I will probably write down some things in my Filofax though - it's so much easier to have things on paper, as opposed to flipping back and forth between documents on a 13.3" laptop screen! For this, I have a section in my Filofax set up. I'm not sure how much I'll need to use it yet though.

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  2. Thanks for this, and best of luck in grad school! What are you studying?

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    1. There are quite a lot of us librarian Filofax users I've noticed.

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    2. There are! I know kanalt is one as well.

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  3. Not on topic, but does anyone have experience with Paperblanks planners to know whether they will lay flat?

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    1. I reviewed a couple of Paperblanks midi size planners a couple of years ago. If I remember correctly, they stayed mainly flat but not completely. The larger ones do lie flat.

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  4. Thanks! I'm going to try an ultra verso (week + notes) for work next year.

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  5. Hi. My planning /organizing is much like yours. I have a home management binder that keeps all family related stuff (medical, personal, and school related stuff). I keep the general school stuff like the school code of conduct, my kids' classroom rules and teacher contact info. I have a smaller folder with 4 transparent pages with pockets. These are tabbed for my 2 kids. They each have their weekly class newsletter that gives an overview of what's going on for the week and spelling/vocabulary words to learn. The also have a pocket for learning tips /homework tools. This makes it easier for them to get the things they need while completing their homework. On the inside cover of this folder I tape a copy of the school cafeteria menu. This makes our nightly "take or buy "discussions easier. I found the folder with inserts at the dollar store. It is made of a nice plastic material. This has worked for my family for the past 2 years.

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