The books that influence me the most while planning our homeschool year are the following:
Project-Based Homeschooling by Lori Pickert
You Can Teach Your Child Successfully by Ruth Beechick
The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Bauer
Homeschooling the Teen Years
The Unschooling Handbook
As part of my planning and after it, I try to stay organized throughout the year.
Above my desk, I have a bulletin board. There is our "schedule" which is more of a guideline for us, reminding us which subjects should be done daily and which days we do the rest like history, geography, science...
I also keep above the "schedule" the sample month outline for Brave Writer. It is very helpful to us. Handwritten next to it, I have our writing projects listed for the Partnership Writing. On the sticky note is a reminder for our daily fitness.
I seem to need to write down pretty much everything if I want to remember. I do daily to-do lists too. I do love lists.
I am linking to the Canadian Homeschooler for the Weekly Photo Challenge.