I was over at Foursquare Schoolhouse and happened upon a post she had written about Homeschool Tracker. I hopped on over to their website, and let me tell you, I am in LOVE with this downloadable program! Thus far I've been doing all of my planning by hand, using printable grids from Sue Patrick's site. The grids are okay, but making copies for them each week and then storing them in a binder can be time consuming and a pain. I'm really excited to try doing my planning on my computer, and hope it will speed the process up and help me keep better track of all the little things that I want to keep track of.
With Homeschool Tracker Basic Edition, I can keep track of all their assignments, attendence, field trips, and more--all for FREE! They have other packages you can upgrade to for a small fee, which have more features as well. I may have to look into that, but for now the Basic Edition is a welcome surprise for me! I've already entered in our attendence and the subject areas for both kids; next is entering in all our old assignments (which I have recorded in paper version) so that I have everything stored in one place.
In California, Kindergarten isn't mandatory, and I don't have to report anything to the state until Little Bean is 6 years old. However, for my own records, I think Homeschool Tracker will be really easy for me to use, and when the time comes, it will serve as a wonderful way to present evidence that they are being schooled if I am ever asked to do so.
If you are looking for something to help you plan, try Homeschool Tracker. Hopefully it will be as helpful to you as it is for me!