Friday, May 13, 2016

May Collaboration with Giftie Etcetera

For May, Kristy (Giftie Etcetera) took a printable of rows and columns and came up with four ways to use it. I especially like the way she used it for writing goals.  You can download the insert HERE and find Kristy's post here.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

What's Next?

Tomorrow, Giftie and I are posting our collaboration post for May.  Be sure to stop by her website to get the scoop, and then back by here to get the free insert.

My blog will be hit and miss for the unforeseeable future.  My dad had emergency surgery on Tuesday morning to remove a clot from his brain.  He is serious condition in ICU and hasn't yet awakened.  We're just waiting to see what happens.  Those of you who pray, I would appreciate yours!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Leaving Comments and Getting Replies

If you have ever left a comment or question on a Blogger blog and didn't receive a reply, there are a couple things you can do to increase the likelihood of your comment being seen.

1. Go into your Blogger profile and click "Show my email address."  If the blogger is getting an email notification of your post, she can reply to that notification and you will get a reply in your inbox.  

2. After leaving you question or comment don't forget to go back later to see if there is a reply.  If you don't think you will remember, subscribe to the post comments (image below) and you will be notified in your RSS reader when there has been a response.

3.  If you want to make sure you get a reply to your comment, leave your email in your comment.  Many don't want to do this because they do not want to get email spam.  I generally don't worry about spam because of Gmail's filters, but if this is a concern, you can right your email like this:  becky "at" gmail "dot" com.  Spam robots can't decipher this but the blogger will!

I personally wish I could hit reply to every notification and respond to comments and questions that way!  If the above options don't work for you, remember that there is a contact button on my site where you can enter a comment or question there.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Planner Setup Update

Moving my homeschool plans to my planner has made such a difference!  I have everything at my fingertips and this has made it a lot easier to keep up with grades and attendance, instead of "waiting till I get out my big binder" to record things.  Target recently had dividers that fit my planner on clearance so I bought a new set for $.88.  I put them in the back and now have a tab for William's lesson plans, Jonathan's lesson plans, grades, and attendance.  Handy.

Because of the space the homeschool plans take, I make more of an effort to keep my planner culled by archiving old weekly and monthly layouts.  Right now I am keeping them in an old leather planner but have started archiving them in Evernote (this makes them searchable).  There may be a post on this later!