I've looked at Pinterest, Facebook homeschool groups, and other blogs for some ideas on how to organize school materials.
Since we are branching out beyond Abeka this year, I also needed ideas on how to store and use the same curriculum for multiple students.
We are also going to try to use a 6 week on, 1 week off schedule. The kids and I always seem to burnout in March and April and just drag until we finish for the year. We will still take off 2 weeks for Christmas and any days for field trips that we need to take. We also take off a day for birthdays if it falls Monday through Friday.
First: I have tried to keep up attendance, grades, etc. through online places such as homeschool tracker. I would rather just have a paper planner to keep track of things. I was able to get a print edition of the Hey Mama! Schoolhouse Planner from The Old Schoolhouse. After I received it, I tried to think how I could best put it to practice. I remembered I had an old Well Planned Day binder. I pulled out the binding from the Hey Mama planner, punched holes in it, and placed it in the binder. I'm hoping this will work out for me and I will be able to keep track of our school days much better.
Another thing that I am hoping will help is the containers I purchased. I first purchased a small hanging file box to hold only the Mystery of History curriculum. I then realized that I should just go ahead and purchase some larger ones also. I bought a couple packs of hanging folders and set up the boxes. I have a tab for each child and what subject material is in each folder. I will use 2 folders for each of their subjects - one to hold the work for each 6 weeks of school and the other to hold the tests and quizzes that have been done during the 6 weeks. Right now, I also have room in the boxes to hold some textbooks.
I also learned from the Mystery of History Facebook group a good way to put the textboook to use is to take out all of the pages from the original (it's perforated) and stick the whole book into a 3 inch binder. Some of the ladies then have a smaller binder and put in the pages they would need for the week. Since I am suing this as a read aloud, I thought this was a great idea.
Just wanted to share a few ideas that I picked up from other homeschoolers. I hope you are able to implement some of them in your homeschool.