The last few weeks of planning and trying to get focused on the school year has me in “goal mode”.
Organization is definitely at the top of my be-better-at-that-list. One of my biggest challenges is the age difference between my children. There are 6 years between the boys, and juggling their needs can be tricky. I have found that schooling in shifts works best for us, and I sat down today and created a daily schedule. I hope the work is not in vain and the boys find some structure to the day. I’m sure it’s not full-proof, but it will certainly give direction!
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Daily Homeschool Schedule
You can download a FREE copy of this schedule, so enjoy!
Each child is color coded with their own task according to the time of day. Be sure to check out this post to read how I schedule our shifts.
Here’s a glimpse at where most of the magic happens.
I could not live without my giant magnetic whiteboard. It’s behind that pocket chart that comes down when I need it to. My new favorite thing? A giant magnetic sheet lined for handwriting from Learning Resources. Yes, please! It sticks right to the whiteboard and it really helps with shared writing lessons. The console table behind the dining room table is filled with all of my books and TEs. The bin on the top is filled with my youngest’s books (his new desk has not arrived yet), and the binders you see are my lesson plans for each child. I purchased some bulletin board borders at the dollar store just to give it a little something, and my little one keeps a backpack hanging on the back of his chair for whatever he needs. It’s supposed be for pencils and what not, but I’m sure it will only be a matter of days before it’s filled with toys. #homeschoolperks
Do you have a separate room for school, or do you have to make the most of small spaces?
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