Let’s Get Organized – Part 2

So, last time I showed how I organized all of Ryan’s curriculum for next year…today I’m going to share how I organized Brendan’s schoolwork.  This is my first time preparing a student for high school, so I’m sure there will be some “tweaking” here and there as we figure things out 🙂 .  Since Brendan will be working independently for the most part, he will be doing a majority of his assignments in his room (he needs “peace and quiet”).

One of Justin’s coworkers is moving and wanted to get rid of a bookshelf.  I decided to paint it black to match Brendan’s furniture so he could have a dedicated shelf for all of his schoolwork.  It’s not my best work, but I think it turned out alright:




…and after!


Brendan will be completing Ancient History and Literature from My Father’s World.  AHL is a one-year curriculum that integrates history, English, and Bible (3 full-year credits).   He will also be taking Apologia’s Physical Science, Spanish 1, Tennis, and Android Programming.



I found a blog post that had great ideas for organizing AHL, so I totally copied what this other mom had done 🙂 !  You can see the post here.



Brendan’s binder is set up and ready to go!


Here are the first set of tabs.


And of course, you can never have too many pencils 🙂 !


These are the categories that I included:

  • History – Review Questions
  • History  – Maps
  • History – Quizzes
  • History – Greek Alphabet
  • Bible – Old Testament Challenge
  • Bible – Kings Chart
  • Bible – Daniel Study
  • Bible – Service Project Log
  • English – Papers in Progress
  • English – Competed Papers
  • English – Exercises
  • English – Reading Log


Below are items included in the History – Maps section:



Copies to help Brendan study the Kings of Israel:


A copy of the Daniel Study:



The second half of tabs.


I went ahead and precut Brendan’s timeline pieces…I’d rather him spend time studying than cutting!


Here’s the finished product!!!


I’m HOPING that starting off with everything in order will help Brendan stay organized (probably wishful thinking on my part 🙂 ).  But he ‘s in high school now, so it’s going to be up to him!  My next “Let’s Get Organized” post will be of our schoolroom…

I hope everybody had a fun and safe Fourth of July!!!

One thought on “Let’s Get Organized – Part 2

  1. We’re doing the same curriculum this year! Thanks for the ideas 🙂 Good luck with your year! Vanessa

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