I never wanted to plan anything. Every time I got behind on my work or missed an important date, I made excuses. Schedules and planners just didn’t work for me I’d proclaim, but really I just wasn’t used to using them. After wearing myself out trying to keep track of things in my head and on post-it notes, I decided I needed a better way.
That was years ago. Now, I plan out most everything including our homeschooling day. God has given me a limited amount of time and I want to use it wisely. Plus, it’s just easier and helps me get more done. For years, I used printable planners and excel worksheets. That’s why I’m so excited to show you how to make easy lesson plans online with Lessontrek.
I was sponsored by Lessontrek to review their homeschool lesson planning tool and am excited to share my experience as well as an awesome giveaway! All opinions are mine alone. For more information please read my full disclosure.
Why Plan Lessons?
Even though we have a relaxed homeschool schedule, I want my daughters to develop a healthy routine and get used to planning their day. That way they don’t run into the same problems I used to. By planning out our week, everyone knows what they should be doing that day and we never miss an important date.
You might not want to plan every detail, but it certainly helps meet goals and keep track of activities. Remember that lesson plans are to help you, not to be your master. Don’t think of it as the rule and get frustrated for not completing it. Think of it as a compass; it will help guide you in the right direction if you need it.
Lessontrek helps you plan lessons quickly and easily. You never have to worry about losing them, spilling something on them, or having to spend a lot of money to recover them from a broken computer. There are no papers to deal with if you don’t want to and it takes half the time to complete.
With Lessontrek, I simply map out my routine for the week and copy and paste that routine onto the whole year. Then, I fill out individual assignments for the month. I like to do it monthly that way I can adjust if my child is moving fast or if she needs extra time on a subject.
After I have everything scheduled. I can print it out as a guide for my eldest daughter. She feels independent being able to manage and check off her tasks each day. I also use it to plan learning activities for my 2 preschool aged children.
The tool has drag and drop features that makes it easier than any other tool to reschedule your week. It took me just minutes to learn how to use Lessontrek and plan out my first week. It is the most affordable planning tool on the market and you can try it for FREE with a trial account.
Don’t wait to get started managing your time and getting more done with Lessontrek. They have offered True Aim readers a special discount of 50% off! That means it is only $2 a month! Hurry, offer ends 7/30/14.
How to Make Easy Lesson Plans
To see just how easy it is to set up your lesson plans, watch the video below and meet the founder!
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