Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Back to School Already???

Even though it is only July 13th, we are already planning Miss Brooke's return for her soph year of college. She has about a month left, but a very busy month. Just yesterday, she mentioned needing a new agenda for school. Today I am hunting agendas. We love the Lilly ones but LOVE the layout of the Mom Agenda. However, I can't see her carrying an agenda around that says MOM.

So, I am considering designing my own. I love the MA with how you have the typical weekly calendar at the top, and spaces for up to 4 kids at the bottom. However, instead of kids, I would probably use those for sorority plans, sporting events, other social, and misc. obligations.

I would like to have month at a glance for her to add assignments from class syllabi and school calendar, as well as the ability to add in other assignments and even notate when classes are cancelled.

I have a perpetual calendar that I use for birthdays where we do cards for the month at the beginning of the month, including buy, sign, address, stamp, and then put a little post it indicating the day.

I think I might add an "expense report" for her to document eating out, sorority expenses (ie: tees, big-lil stuff, crafts), other stuff in general, and even gas. I may even include a deposit column for her paychecks (she is a student assistant for the Dean of Sports Sciences).

I think I may include a sorority section since her chapter does not use member books with certain info. And a section for notes in general.

Finally, I may include at the very beginning, a three column to do list. One for school, one for 'home' (cleaning, take out trash, laundry, clean bathroom, etc), and one for social.

I will probably print on card stock, making it colorful to keep her attention, and include not only favorite quotes, but also inspirational sayings, and fun stuff in general. Very cute cover and laminate so it should last longer, and have it spiral bound.

College girls (or guys)... What do you think? What would you add? What would you take away?

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thesisterhoodofspiritualsinglemoms said...

I think that sounds like a great idea! It is very organized. I can't think of anything to add. I especially like the quotes, sayings, things that will make it personal. My kids (high school and middle school) start back in three weeks. You have motivated me to get organized!

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