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Monday, February 25, 2008

Tackle It Tuesday

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

I finally got around to putting progress binders together for the kids. They aren't bulging as much as they should. There should be much more history and science in there. Oh well, we'll have that ready for our consultation next month.

Frankly, this is the one part of homeschooling through a district sponsored coop I look the least forward to. For some reason, I have this horrible procrastinating urge to leave meeting prep for the very last minute. The whole concept of organizing all schoolwork into a presentable form draws all types of desire to put it off. Besides, there are plenty other chores for an ADHD hectic homeschooling mom to worry about. Suddenly, the laundry has to be completely pressed and put away. The kitchen must be cleaned. I can't sort out papers in the living room with all these dirty dishes in the kitchen. Mending must be done. I haven't done the mending in almost six months. But, I have an in office meeting tomorrow (which was actually today by the time I get it posted). I have all these other things to do before I can do anything in regards to presenting school work.

I'm using K12 this year. This should be fairly easy. Actually, it's much easier this year than it was last year to do all this. I don't have to write out each day's lesson plans. My days of worrying about getting behind or Bigfoot working too fast are over. Everything is numbered and named by subject. It's just that my ADHD, which, by the way, all moms have, gets distracted. This job ends up getting put off until the very last few hours.

But, it did get done. Now, all those papers I put categorized into binders can come out, get stuffed in a folder, placed in a box, and stashed in the basement. Why? So that when my kids grow up and have kids, this hectic homeschooling grandma of the future, can show off all their work.

Now do yourself a favor, and Tackle It Tuesday. Find more at 5minutesformom.

9 Thoughts for the Day:

Lisa said...

What a great project! I love organizing my daughter's schoolwork and this gives me some inspiration! Thanks for sharing!
Happy Tackle-it-Tuesday!

Anonymous said...

hope you get them done in time!

Lynne said...

I think most of us feel that way when it comes to organizing any type of paperwork. It looks like you did a really nice job!

Jennifer Tiszai said...

Yay for you for getting it done!

I'm bad about procrastinating too. I've been cleaning house all day so I can put off getting to my taxes!

Momma T said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! You made me feel so much better about procrastinating on my sons school stuff too. This is our first year homeschooling and we've avoided doing written work as much as possible... great for him, horrible for me because I have to be so diligent with record keeping (and I'm not!). Good job getting them done though!

Gigi said...

Amen sister! I'm lacking the H in ADHD and could seriously use a little hyperness! But I'm the same way! Can't just work on one silly project, must be doing FIVE! LOL Happy Tackle it Tuesday!

forgetfulone said...

Good job! Sounds similar to what I've been doing with the kids' progress reports, awards, and such.

corrin said...

What is a progress binder? I don't think my mom kept any of our schoolwork. It was all pretty bad. Haha.

Terri H said...

Our progress binders are the binders we use to present our work to our k12 consultant. We use k12 through our local school district, mainly because we can't afford homeschooling on our own, and we figure since we already pay for the program through our taxes here, we might as well take advantage of it.

Thanks for asking.

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