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school year goals and schedules {BIC® }

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Back in the swing of things with homeschool, I’m up to my elbows in project supplies, curriculum books, and ideas, all pinned to their respective Pinterest boards.  I spend a good deal of the weekends organizing our schedule and writing lesson plans… as soon as the ink dries on one project plan I’m onto the next.  Having a supply of quality pens is crucial to my daily life.  Few things are more frustrating to me than a pen with terrible ink flow.  BIC Atlantis® pens promise a smooth ink flow to keep you expressing yourself without interruptions (and in pretty colors too!).

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When it comes to homeschool, having a schedule is everything.  Sure, one of the huge perks is being able to move lessons around. We can start later in the day, even skip a weekday and do the lesson on Saturday.  It’s a beautiful thing.  However, I’m not positive I will be homeschooling forever so I like to keep my daughter to a pretty regular schedule.  If she moves into her charter school then, she will already be used to a structured school day (albeit a bit different).

I’m by no means a seasoned homeschool mom, but I am trying to learn from those who are.  Some of these ladies are absolutely mind-blowingly organized and dedicated, a real inspiration to me. I’m in the process now of turning my office into Savannah’s classroom, and with so many materials and supplies, it is all about organization, but that is for another post (stay tuned for that!).  Today I’m talking about lesson organization, scheduling and such.

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First I created my master list (subjects, extra-curriculars, chores) and then placed them in the most logical order.  This took me some thought.  I found it was best to start with static parts of the day, those things that will not change throughout the school semester (meals, lessons/practices outside the home).  Next I put the subjects in order according to my daughter’s favor, starting with her least favorite.  While she is still alert and focused, we bang out her not-so-favorite topics (i.e. the ones that frustrate her most).  We end with her favorite topics (i.e. the crafty and creative) as to give her something to look forward to during the day.  It is also important to place breaks in your schedule… the wonderful things a 15 minute break can do.  We just started so I’ll be working out the kinks as we go along.

I have been using BIC Atlantis® pens to map out all of my schedules, goals and shopping lists.  They come in traditional colors, featuring the BIC® exclusive Easy-Glide System® ink, with up to 35% smoother writing compared to traditional BIC® ball pen ink systems.  They also come in bright, fun colors: blue, purple, green and pink.  These shades brighten up boring lists and, of course, my little girl is always borrowing them.

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BIC Atlantis® pens keep you expressing yourself in the most fluid way possible.  Perfect for any writing project you may have, a couple packs of these pens are a must for any backpack or office resupply.  BIC Back-to-School in every home!

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4 Comments

  1. September 4, 2013 at 12:27 pm — Reply

    I have an OBSESSION with ink pens LOL and I love schedules too.

  2. September 4, 2013 at 1:25 pm — Reply

    A good pen can make or make your day. I love having a great pen to start the day off right!

  3. Jennifer
    September 4, 2013 at 3:30 pm — Reply

    A good pen is a MUST!

  4. September 4, 2013 at 11:30 pm — Reply

    I love BIC pens! Funny enough, I can never find MY opens.. my family always takes them from me! These are so pretty and sound great!

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