Tapestry of Grace and Homeschool Tracker Plus

by Darla on August 13, 2009

in TOG

There are several posts out there about scheduling TOG (Tapestry of Grace) in Homeschool Tracker.  These directions differ from them in that it includes multiple students all on different levels and how to keep it simple.

GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE:

Peakmore Academy Tapestry of Grace and Homeschool tracker Plus and Harmony Art Mom There were a few others but now I can’t find the links.  Umm I’ll update this as I find them.  If you know where they are please let me know.

I began at the Maintenance screen on the main page.

Add your students, school information etc.

Add your subjects, This is our list.

  1. Literature
  2. Church History
  3. History
  4. Social Studies
  5. Language Arts
  6. Science
  7. Fine Arts
  8. Math
  9. Health and Fitness
  10. Foreign Language
  11. Life Skills: Cooking
  12. Life Skills:  Sewing

Next Add in the Courses.  For Tapestry of Grace, I do it this way.

Year,     Level,      Subject, Subcategory

IE:                       Y2,        D,              HIS,       C

Translation:      Year 2, Dialectic, History, Core

From HST – shots

From HST – shos

This was done because I have 3 levels and they began to all blur when inputting information especially adding the word grammar.  Not good.

Each of the grades would look like this together.

Y2 R History Core or Y2RHISC
Y2 D History Core or Y2DHISC
Y2 U History Core or Y2UHISC
Y2 L History Core or Y2LHISC

As you enter the course, select the student the course will be assigned to.  That places book lists for end of ear reports in the correct place.

Next:   Lesson Plan Names [Maintenance> Other]

In drop down box select Lesson Plan Names

Add all the plans in this manner for each level you will be using. IE Rhetoric, Lower, Upper

  1. TOG Y2 Dialectic Unit 1
  2. TOG Y2 Dialectic Unit 2
  3. TOG Y2 Dialectic Unit 3
  4. TOG Y2 Dialectic Unit 4

Breaking it down by level year and unit is two fold, it becomes too much in file to sort through for assignments for each child.  (I don’t always assign everything) and the number of levels I have going at the same time and in the future, there will come a time when I’ll go through this with fewer children.  It is already done.  When that time gets here all I need to do is open year, level and unit and all the assignments are at my finger tips.

  1. Click Add:
  2. Plan Name
  3. Plan Objectives – I leave Blank
From HST – shots

Next:  Assign Terms/Years

This is so personal to each family.  We are taking 2 week breaks at the end of every unit.  This will allow us time to catch up if we get behind and one week for unit celebration preparations.

Our breaks are approximately.  A screen shot is below.

  1. Mid October
  2. End of December
  3. Mid March
  4. End of May
From HST – shots

Next:  Resources [maintenance>Library]

Add resource titles and authors.  This screen is father than adding it in during your lesson plan.

Grab your list of purchased books and library resources and add until you are finished.  I do this one unit at a time as your children may change levels during the year.

Next:  Lesson Plans [Teachers>Lesson Plans]

Since I have the Digital Edition of TOG, I also open the first week.  I re size the pdf and my HST so the screens are side by side.  I start with the lowest level and work my way up.  I enter the plans as I have time usually one week at a time.

During the entry process I give basic information as I don’t want to duplicate information listed on the Student Activity Pages (SAPs)  I include, books, chapters, page numbers.

Next:  Submit Assignments to the grid.

If there is a particular part that is unclear, please let me know and I’ll do my best to clarify it for you.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sam June 30, 2014 at 10:29 am

Hi, do you enter your resources under the lesson plans? ie. TOG upper unit 2
If you do, do you enter books more than once that are used by multiple levels? Thank you.

2 Darla June 30, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Most books are entered under the lesson plans for the year; however, if it is used across multiple years/levels they are listed by subject and then all for everything else so there isn’t a need to enter them multiple times.

When creating assignments for books used by multiple levels I create them in one level and copy them to the other levels rather than reentering them.

Hope this helps
Darla.

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