How do I most efficiently store the boatloads of paperwork involved in homeschooling? What to keep and what to toss? How do I organize my son's day while I am doing one-on-one work with my daughter? What's for dinner? Where's my living room floor?
These are the questions asked by one homeschooler in New York on a daily basis. I was hoping Vicki Carauna's book The Organized Homeschooler would help me find the answers to these questions.
Carauna has some great suggestions, but this book at times seemed like a potpourri. Many ideas were explored, some not as indepth as I would have liked. Perhaps, organizing a homeschooler is too grand a task to be accomplished in a single volume, however.
I loved the information Vicky shared about filing though and her bookshelf system. I wished for even further detail, perhaps an entire book about organizing paperwork? It sounds like Vicky has developed a fantastic system and judging by the markings in the book has even copyrighted it. I feel this section was the strongest in the book and would have liked to have seen it expanded on.
On the whole I'm glad I read this book. I gained a few suggestions for organizing my papers and that's an essential as a homeschooler.