It is that time of year. Time to get ready for school. We start tomorrow and I am nervous as always. We have been homeschooling for 9 years now. WOW, how did that number get to be so big. It goes so fast.
This year I will have 6 children in school and 2 preschoolers. We have grades K-5, 2nd, 2 children in 4th, 7th, and 8th this year. That is alot to schedule and keep track of. One thing about where we live is they are very easy on homeschoolers. So that helps but at the same time it can lead to lazy homeschooling.
A year ago I bought this book to help with the scheduling
If you have never read it I highly recommend that you do. I had read everything I could on getting a schedule up and running and this is the first thing that helped. They walk you through the entire process in such a unique manner and the forms that come with it are amazing
As you can see each person has a different color and the papers are stuck on with sticky tack. That makes it easy to move around what needs to be scheduled until you get it just right. And also makes it easy to revamp it all once you start to implement it. Then once it is tweaked just the way you like it you can make it permanent by using the wonderful colored sharpies.
I found you can pick colors and buy them in bulk at places like Staples and Office Max. Then you just get a piece of poster board, draw your grid and then go through and fill in what is on each of the papers in the grid. Each child can see his schedule quickly because he is looking for his color!!
This makes our life so much easier and orderly.
God did tells us to do all things decently and in order.
What do you do to follow that injunction?