This year, I've been keeping myself on a set schedule. I come in early and use that time to organize, clean, and set up for the day. I use my planning period for copying, correcting, and planning for upcoming lessons. I find it's really helpful to keep myself on specific tasks during these time periods...I used to be all over the place when things got busy! I feel like I'm getting a lot more accomplished this year. Jem, I like your ideas of photographing/recording what you've discussed. We don't have a lot of chart paper either. I think this would be a great way for my kids to review things we had discussed previously. How do you video tape...do you have a tripod and camera already set up? Thanks!