To be honest, it looked a tad overwhelming at first, but once I took the time to play around with it and figure out how it worked, it has made my life so much easier!
I feel more organized and more on top of the kids' assignments. The kids enjoy having a list to go through each day with their assignments and they can keep track of how well they are doing.
Here is an example of my daughter's assignments that I entered in for a day. Once you click "add new", you can modify the subject, description, items needed, date and student's name.
For multiple, repetitive assignments, you can copy them and have them entered repeatedly each day for all the students. I'm pretty repetitious with some subjects such as:
- Devotional (we use Keys for Kids)
- Daily 30-minute chapter book reading
- Journal Entry
- Folder Work
There are some assignments we keep repeating over and over on our daily list just so the kids can see it and mark them off on the printable reports I give them each week.
Scroll down to see the actual report being used by my daughter
Here is the page showing my daughter's Grammar lesson's for the week. (We have our homeschool co-op on Fridays so we do our other subjects over 4 days at home.)
You can view them by student, by date, or by subject just to make sure I have it all entered in correctly.
There are so many options you could use this program for. I am just doing the basic now and I'm always learning more as I go. Above is the page you go to once you click on REPORTS.
I set the dates I want printed out and check the student I'm printing for then I can either preview it to make sure it is all correct or print it directly from this page.
It's been pretty handy!
Above is a picture of my daugher's weekly assignments. Homeschool Tracker has a printable Reports option. I print these out each week for each kiddo. Each day, as they finish an assignment, they cross it out with a highlighter.
Below is a picture of my daughter marking off an assignment that she has completed from the Weekly Reports of the program. The other one is a closer look at her assignments for the day.
Yes, it is a bit time consuming.
Yes, I need to stay a step ahead of my kids to make it work.
No, I do not know all the features of this program yet.
There is a ton more it can do that I am still working to figure out; but, it has lots of options that can only improve my record keeping and organization as I homeschool multiple grades and learning levels.
So overall, I'd say that for a FREE Homeschooling planning program...this is fantastic. Maybe I'll upgrade to the next level someday but for now, living on a budget, this one does the trick.
Check out the link to see what else this program can do or to get the more advanced version.
Download HOMESCHOOL TRACKER today and give it a try!