I wanted to share with you all a form that I use in our Essentials Student Notebook to help my student keep track of his weekly assignments for both the Essentials of the English Language and the Institute for Excellence in Writing portions of the Essentials class.
There is so much information each week and so many different binders and sources to keep track of. It R E A L L Y benefits my son to have all that is going to be required of him during any given week in one simple layout.
This Essentials Assignment Sheet is just that!
I jot down the key points that will be covered that particular week and breakdown the assignments by day. This stays in the first section of the Student Notebook and he can easily see what he should be working on. This also enables him to work independently to some degree while I'm working with one of my other children.
I usually have this form ready on our community day and use part of the class time to fill in the information as I am taking notes on the material. This way it is fresh in my head and I'm seeing what my student may be struggling with and need to work more on in the coming week. The boxed info comes straight from the Guide while the daily breakdown on the right is where I personalize it for my son. I layout what he needs to do each day to keep us on track and hopefully be well prepared for the coming class day.
This is just one other thing that is helping us on our Essentials journey and I hope it may help you as well!