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Date System is sometimes referred to as DS.
The date system is one of the two lesson plan fetching systems in the V Planner. I also refer to the Date System as DS. The date system uses the dates that are in the yellow column to send lesson plans to planners.
Being that the date system uses dates to fetch lesson plans, it is linear in one direction and in this case, linear is a fancy word for inflexible. You can't go backward with the Date System, but that is what the Number System is for. To keep the Date System from becoming an obnoxious beast, I added the Bump column. The Bump column allows you to skip forward; it makes dates go away. The bump column uses simple math to allow you to schedule a lesson plan sequence.
You will find these Drop-Down lists on the Lesson Planners.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday Class - Pictured on the left is a very basic example of creating a class sequence with the bump column. Notice that the first 2 Tuesdays and first 2 Thursdays are "gone"; those dates have been bumped out by entering numbers in the bump column.
Read more about the Bump Column.
Not in the way that you and I remember, but in a robotic way .. it remembers.
If you routinely use the date system, then you can pretty much reliably "look back" at past lesson plans in the planners. You can see and create a print-out of past lesson plans.
Why would this be good?
I don't know if not having a hard copy is ever a problem. I, personally, would not have needed to look back at what we did months ago, but this might be useful IF you are required to show printed lesson plans and the dog has eaten them.
The V Planner is a spreadsheet file in xls and xlsx format. To use the file, you must have Microsoft Excel on your computer. The V Planner is available from YoungMinds web site. YoungMinds is online via a subscription and on Donna Young's Site-CD.