In a homeschool full of constant interruptions, multiple children, and several dependent learners, homeschooled children lack the skills and habits necessary to move on to the next thing without the constant teaching, management, and direction of the mother.
The reality is that lessons plans on their own are tools for homeschool moms to know what needs to be taught, managed, and directed based on the day and time.
Children aren't capable to take these type of teacher's lesson plans and move to the next thing without a tool that empowers them to take ownership of their own education.
This is why homeschool mothers grow weary when teaching multiple children, especially when these children are dependent learners.
One homeschool mother that is responsible for teaching multiple children with multiple lesson plans easily leads to unproductive days that sadly becomes non-productive years.
This endless cycle of non-productive years results in children not showing progress in their education, causing moms to experience sleepless nights and stressful days when annual testing rolls around.
Without any idea of what to do differently, a homeschool mother feels the weight of her children's education on her shoulder. Overtime, this weight will results in her losing her joy in homeschool ... and oftentimes, in motherhood.
I'm speaking from personal experience. That's why I became a student of Charlotte Mason's original writing and diligently worked to create a planning system that puts the ownership of lessons in the hands of a child, once they know how to read.
The best part of this planning system is that a non-reader naturally becomes interested in taking ownership long before they can read from just watching their mother using it during lessons.
The Grade Notebook™ is this planning system that our family has tried, tested, and perfected since 2002, from Kindergarten through High School to execute our Charlotte Mason plans that resulted in raising motivated learners.
Year after year, I found that the Grade Notebook™ not only turned our plans into annual portfolios, but it naturally formed the habits of responsibility, accountability, self-management, and self-directing.
Now, you can use our planning system that quickly and easily empowers a child to take ownership of their education, once they know how to read.