My life has been so crazy hectic that I kept thinking I could manage it if I laid out a very specific schedule. One that supposedly keeps me on task and lets me see what I should be doing when.
This is just not who I really am. I am spontaneous, my kids are spontaneous. The rigid schedule I had planned was stifling who we are as well as causing more chaos and heartache than it was worth. I was also putting so much time into planning it and tweaking it when it didn’t work out just right that it was sucking up any free time and creative projects (blogging) I would have loved to do.
For the past few weeks I have been following this schedule as far as homeschooling goes.
Each Monday we start out with a meeting, we go over expectations of the week, the schedule, the dinner plan for the week and anything we need to discuss or go over together. We also eat breakfast together this day. This meeting has only been taking about 30 min. From 9-11:30am each child has a list that I laminated of what they are to get done each day.
Katey does history on Mondays and Tuesdays and science on Thursdays and Fridays. So her card has two sides, one for Monday & Tuesdays and one for Thursdays and Fridays.
We go to co-op on Wednesdays so the kids all just have to do reading and math on those days.
For mom school each day we have been reading in The Story of the World, Vol 2 and doing the activities from the Activity Book.
This new simplified schedule along with some other things I simplified in my life has been working out very well for us. I even found time to blog!! YAY!