Friday, August 15, 2008
Nate struggles with staying on task, so I decided to create checklists for both boys this year. That way, they can both see what is left to be done each day and I hope it cuts down on procrastination and complaining! I created tables in Word and added checkboxes for each item. Once I'm sure the schedule will work as written, I'll laminate the pages so they can be used over and over again.

My DH has Sundays and Mondays off. The boys attend an all-day enrichment program on Wednesdays, so we school on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

C's schedule looks like this:

Tuesday: Math, Handwriting, Spelling, Grammar, Topic Journal, Daily sheets (this can be coloring sheets, extra writing practice, puzzles, and will go along with each month's theme.), Art, Science and Reading.

Thursday: Math, Handrwriting, Spelling, Nature Journal, Reading Comprehension, Daily sheets, Religion, Maps, Reading

Friday: Math, Handwriting, Spelling Test, Grammar, Free Journal, Daily Sheets, Religion, History, Reading

Saturday: Math, Handwriting, Book Journal, Reading Comprehension, Daily Sheets, Reading

N's schedule is very similar, but with fewer items.

I've also created new chore schedules and even a daily schedule. Our daily schedule has us rising around 7:30, taking care of personal things, making beds, daily chores and eating breakfast by 8:30. Exercise is from 8:30 - 9:30 (this could be walking, Wii Fit, exercise dvd, jumping rope, etc.) Seat work begins at 9:30, with a break around 10:45. Lunch at noon. More mom-intensive and one-on-one topics from 1 - 2:30 while L naps. Quiet time until 3PM. Free time until 4:30 when bedrooms and living room are picked up. Dinner between 5:30 and 6:30. In bed by 9PM.

That schedule will be fluid, but it gives us a nice framework to work within. If something comes up and times are shifted, that's okay! The important thing is that each day's work is completed so we stay on track.

posted at 3:55 PM


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I'm a homeschooling mom with 3 wonderful kids! My boys are 6 & 7 and working at a 1st and 2nd/3rd grade level. We use Catholic Heritage Curriculum loosely, with lots of our own ideas added in. My boys attend an enrichment program one day per week during the traditional school year, which gives me extra time with my toddler daughter, and the chance to run some errands without my active boys.

This blog was a running list of what we do each school-day, but I tend to post here sporadically now. We usually school on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday to take DH's days off into account.

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