tricia Posted July 7, 2009 Share Posted July 7, 2009 (edited) I was thinking about this simple idea the other day since over the years I have been asked time and time again "How do I homeschool and get most everything done with so many kids." Well, I was just asked this again at church and got to thinking that maybe it would be helpful if to someone if I shared. It's so simple it's almost scary. At any give time in my 23 years of homeschooling adventure I have always had at least 5 kids of school age. (Well, obviously not in the very beginning but as the children grew) Here is the schedule. Devotionals Math Latin Vocabulary from the literature choices Literature-which covers ALL subjects depending on what subject we are doing at the time. Charlotte Mason Copywork/Memorywork/Narration notebook Penmanship-until about 12 Book Basket-Book of my choosing for more independent reading My list looks like this every year. I just fill in the specific titles next to the subject. I have the above generic list laminated and hung on the fridge or put into a small notebook. After each subject is done it gets a check mark next to it each day. Using a dry erase marker. This way I can wipe off. At night before family prayer daddy checks everyone's list for completion. (It didn't take long for each subject to get checked off each day once I handed it over to dad!!) Long of the short...A simple daily schedule. Of course there have been times when I use excel to make some fancy schedules for them but the bottom line is... Have a to do list for each child for each day!!:001_smile: If my children wake up and don't have that schedule to look at then all is lost. Because I admit there have been those times when they needed updated, changed, etc and I didn't have them ready and my children and house fell apart. I am totally saved with a simple list of school and chores per child. Without it, it's not pretty:lol: Edited July 7, 2009 by tricia Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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