Below is a screen shot of what part of a subject page, or S Sheet, looks like. The planner allows you to use either a date system or a number system. I prefer the number system, so I just put all the assignments in without regard to the dates. For example, if I were putting in history assignments, which are only done two days per week, I would just list the assignments out with no blank rows in the planner, just like I did for math.
|V Planner V3 S Sheet|
As you can see from the example above, I use the same worksheet for both my planning and my record keeping. I love this feature! I don't do grades for all the subjects, but my girls love getting their grammar and math graded, so I grade all their daily work and tests and record them in my V Planner. I can also print out a report card at the end of a term.
After all of my lesson plans for the six-weeks are planned out, I take the assignments and transfer them from the subject file folders where I was keeping them organized to the assignment box. The assignment box is a plastic file folder box that holds legal-sized folders.
I have 30 hanging file folders that are labeled with the numbers 1-30. These represent the 30 school days within our six-week term. Each hanging file folder currently has two legal file folders in it. The one with the left tab is for K and the one with the middle tab is for H. (Once J gets to school age, if I'm still using this same system, he'll have the right tab.) When I'm putting the assignments into the folders, I make sure that I put them into the folder with the number that corresponds to the number on the planning sheet. For example, if I have #4 X'd out because it's a co-op day, I don't put any assignments into the #4 folder in the assignment box.
Each day, I take all of the assignments from the daily folder and put them into the girls drawers. These are actually different from the workboxes that I used to use. I had an opportunity to purchase rainbow drawers at Sam's Club, and since the drawers were a bit bigger than what I was using, I switched.
There is no rhyme or reason to which assignments go in which drawers. I like to loosely follow a routine for our school day, but my students don't always want math at math time, so as long as they are working on one of their assignments, I give them some leeway on their individual subjects.
After the six-week session, I take any unfinished assignments and assign them again at the beginning of the six-week session. I also use this time to reassess what is working and what is not working. I can plan to spend more time or less time per topic for the next six weeks, or I can plan to double up assignments or skip lessons that I think are already mastered.