MySchoolYear.com is not only helping me to be more focused and on track, but it is also allowing me to help my daughters better. Our oldest daughter is very much a routine person. She needs/likes to know what is happening and what is about to happen. She is a schedule oriented person, and if I don’t make it a point to give her a checklist she will lose herself into doing something else, and then I have to figure out a way to reengage her, but with our new planning system I can provide her with all of her assignments at a glance. She can control her time management to get them completed. For our youngest daughter, I am able to have all of her online passwords written on her assignment sheet for each day. She can remember them, but she doesn’t always remember how to spell the passwords. This helps her to be independent, and because she isn’t the most organized person (we are working on this) giving her a new sheet each week allows her to always have access to her passwords. She also is less likely to get confused by which resources we will be using.
A Bit More About MySchoolYear.com
Although I am primarily using it for our daily lessons, MySchoolYear.com can be used for more than keeping track of lesson plans. The online program can be assessed from desktop, smartphone or a tablet which makes it a resource you can use anywhere. I logged in while my daughter was at gymnastics to take a quick glance at our lessons. Not only can you plan with the online planner, but you can also keep track of book lists, extra-curricular activities, field trips, grades, and attendance. It is truly an all in one record keeping resource.
Yes, I am excited about implementing this new system into our learning environment. I appreciate being able to help the girls develop their independence bit by bit each year, and I know that MySchoolYear.com is a good resource to help us in the planning department. So far the girls have enjoyed using their weekly schedules because they will know exactly what is expected, and they can even look ahead since it is all there for the entire week versus just one day. Before I go, I want you guys to know that I am a weekly planner. I don’t schedule the any work too far ahead because life happens. I appreciate the flexibility of this planning software. It doesn’t make me feel like I need to allow months of work to generate to fill the pages, but it really allows me to plan for my daughters the best way for me. I love flexible resources!