I'm still working on our plans. I can only concentrate on it for 5-15 minutes here and there (much like my knitting mini breaks, lol) so it is not coming together really fast.
Any workbooks are easy to input as long as you don't find it necessary to add a lot details. I've assigned them both work in a math workbook and a language arts workbook, both set as its own course, set for such and such days. I set up the workbook for one student as a course. Then entered one activity- for Math, Complete marked rows of page (blank), for LA, Complete page (blank). Copied this enough times to last the school year. Then I copied both courses to the second student and then went back and added page #s. Really fast and easy. The workbook names were the same besides grade, but not page #s or I could have entered that once and copied it too.
I also did similiar for Spelling because the objective and activity stayed the same, only the words changed every week. So I copied the two lessons repeatedly for the year, copied to second student, then am going back and adding the words for each week because they differ for each student. Same for other courses where the activity doesn't change (or change much), like mid-week math dice drill and mulitiplication drill, both set as its own course to make it easy.
For History, Art, Science, Reading, and Copywork I have the focus of the lessons planned out and inputed, but not the actual activities for the entire year. For example, in course History, each unit is broken down into a time frame like this, FOCUS- Africa, Ancient Egypt. Copied enough times to fill that unit's span, 6 weeks, 3 days a week, so copied 17 times to equal 18 activities.
I have our first unit completely planned out, which is scheduled to last 6 weeks. We'll be studying Australia and Aborigines. I've been able to work further ahead in Art and History, but still have a lot of planning to do. I have all the books planned we'll be reading for Health, but not the activities. Because I'm planning this all myself and not following a curriculum or using only workbooks I've made quite a bit of work for myself, haven't I?
It's sorta fun though and I'm taking it easy, bit by bit, and not stressing. I figure I'm at least 6 weeks ahead as of now, plus some, so that's something anyway. Much more than I've ever had before!
Oh yeah, and I'm pondering using this as a to do list for daily hygiene and chores for them as well. They love having lists for these things to check off, so it might work out nice for this and save paper too!