I have a couple things I would like to share.
First is the School Book Spreadsheet I shared Friday. You don't need a whole lot of excel spreadsheet experience to use this.
Simply download the spreadsheet and type over the 'child's name' in the first column. You can start using it by simply inserting the retail cost of all the books you plan to buy for the new school year. The final 'cost' column will total on its own. I manually type the totals into the 'retail' column so that my actual cost will tally as I purchase books on discount throughout the year. I have a running total for both columns and I simply watch the distance grow :-) I also chose to color code things that are shared subjects, books I am re-using, or books I really don't need.
Next is my grade spreadsheet. This spreadsheet can also be customized. You may need to play around a bit with inserting rows (high light a row, right click your mouse, and insert the row) so that all the exams fit. I also have percentages that will tally in a 'report card' of sorts at the top right for you to track that easily. The report card should continue to function even when you add rows for exams.
Feel free to email me with any questions or if you are having any troubles with the spreadsheet.