How do you plan your homeschool year?
I like to write down what I expect each child to learn for that year and then I gather all the needed materials for at least a month in advance and start planning each day.
One thing I've come to realize is that I don't like using a "calendar" to plan my week. Instead, I number my days in a blank grid. That way if something comes up on a certain day, it doesn't mess with the schedule. You know like if you had planned something specific on a Wednesday and all of sudden your child is sick and it doesn't get done then you have to remember to do Wednesday's work on Thursday or Friday and then everything gets thrown off. If you simply # each day then you just wait until you do that number until you move on.
Don't worry, when I get some of the planning done, I'll show you what I'm talking about.
What tricks and time savers do you do?