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Added by Heather Idoni

Monday, September 24, 2012
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Vol. 13 No. 15, September 24, 2012, ISSN: 1536-2035
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IN THIS ISSUE:
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Notes from Heather
-- Time Management Tips
Winning Website
-- Classics for Kids
Helpful Tip
-- Kindle Reader Online
Reader Question
-- Planners for Kids?
Additional Notes
-- Newsletter Archives
-- Sponsorship Information
-- Reprint Information
-- Subscriber Information

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Notes from Heather
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Introducing Time Management to Kids

There seems to be a lot of buzz about helping children learn to manage their own day -- even from a very young age! On our Homeschooling Boys Yahoo group a few parents have shared their suggestions for planners that can be used for time management with your children. Read all about it in our question/answer section down further in this issue!

I'm the guiltiest party when it comes to overbooking activities for and with my kids. My personal tips for good planning come from the lessons I've learned over the years -- and they can be summed up like this: Don't underestimate the time needed for an activity, including prep time and/or transportation time. Plan PLENTY of margin throughout your day and allow for more "down" time than you actually think you need. Here is a blog with some good suggestions and links for more info if you are interested in this topic!

www.organizedhome.com/family-ties/homeschool-time-management

-- Heather

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Winning Website
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Classics for Kids

From Cincinnati Public Radio, this creative website is all about classical music and its composers. It includes a weekly radio show, quizzes, games, activities, a musical dictionary, tips and advice for teaching and more! (The weekly radio show is archived so you can listen online to current and past shows.)

This week's show is all about composers who were inspired by Shakespeare's plays. You can listen to here:

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How to Read a Kindle Book Online without a Kindle!

Since I don't own a Kindle and this is my first time reading a free Kindle ebook online (thank you, KnowledgeQuest!), I figured I'm probably not the only one. And since it ended up being amazingly simple to do it, I thought I'd share just how!

1. Go to Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader here: www.read.amazon.com/about
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4. If it shows your list of ebooks, just select one and enjoy!
5. Go to: www.amazon.com/Jacques-Cartier-Explorers-Should-ebook/dp/B008X82SC4/
and choose "Deliver to my Amazon Cloud Kindle App".
6. Enjoy your FREE Kindle ebook! :-)

-- Heather

 

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Reader Question
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"I'm looking for a student planner for my son who is 12 years old. He needs help with executive function and planning out his schedule. What planner do you like the most?" -- Vicky

 

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Answers So Far...
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"I picked up the Mead 5-Star Planner at Target. I like it because it has the calendar, tabs for the different months, and the days have checklists to fill out. The cost around $9. I hope these help my boys to get more organized. They like them so far. I purchased the college edition because the ones for younger kids looked rather flimsy." -- Kathy

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"I found some neat stuff over at the Franklin Covey website this year. And then while I was at Walgreens I found one of their planners (very nice binder type that sells for $50+) on clearance for $3.99. I bought some extra pages through Franklincovey.com. If you sign up for emails you get a free shipping code and 15% off usually.

I bought the 'School Priorites.pad' by Buttoned Up:

www.franklinplanner.fcorgp.com/store/category/prod1340004/US-Notepads/

-- Moe

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"I make my own planners. This way I can customize them for each child. Here's a peek into my binder and my younger children's binders:

www.heartsandhandsforhim.blogspot.com/2012/08/school-planning-2012.html

Donna Young's website has great printables." -- Kristine

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"I found one for $12 from Christian Light Publishers with Bible quotes on each page. It's a 52 week planner for primarily schoolwork. Each 'week' is a four-page spread -- one page for Appointments and Weekly Responsibilities (by day), two pages for assignments (with a check box when done) as well as an 'evaluation' section for character traits and one page for journaling or notes.

So far my 14 year old likes it, as he can 'see' the weekly assignments spread out. As this is our first year of this active training, I'm filling out the various subjects on a week-by-week basis. Perhaps in January I'll start asking HIM to fill out the various subject assignments as part of an oral discussion of work needing to be completed."

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"I like this planner by Rod and Staff: www.rodandstaffbooks.com/item/1-65680/

It is inexpensive, uncluttered, and has lots of space on each page for daily assignments. It's actually for teachers but I use it for my boys. For my 10 and 13 year olds I write-in their daily assignments, whether it's things we do together or things they do on their own. They know what the day holds and like to be able to cross things off as they are completed. I also have one for my 7 and 8 year olds (together in a grade) so that I know what their assignments are. That way I can look at each child's book and know what's happening, which helps me keep my head together, too. Then I have one for myself to write all the other things that need to be looked after -- making bread, butchering chickens, getting books back to the library, checking my high school son's work -- you name it. It has no calendars -- just lines and boxes. I like it simple." -- Marie

 

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