A chore schedule is important to have! Let me explain...
One morning, I woke up extremely sick, my older children, seeing the problem, followed our chore schedule and homeschooling schedules. When I entered the real world later in the afternoon, I smelled supper cooking, the house was clean, and the children were finishing school. Now, my children are by no means perfect...just ask those around us...but on this particular day with age appropriate chores, they followed our household chore checklist and homeschool schedule and the house did not fall apart!! :)
Keeping the house running efficiently can be a problem, especially if you are homeschooling. If every member of the family works together, following a chore schedule, life can run a little smoother!
Giving children a chore check list allows them to learn basic skills needed to run their own home, teaches basic housekeeping skills, and creates an atmosphere for great character building.
To keep chores from seeming monotonous, come up with a colorful chore schedule that can be viewed at a glance to help them remember things that need to be done around the house!!
5 Reasons Why a Chore Schedule Is So
Important for the Family.
My Family Example Weekly Chore Chart Sample Chore Checklist
Homeschool Record Keeping
Homeschool Record Keeping Homeschool Record keeping does not have to be overwhelming! However, no one told me that when I first started homeschooling!
How was I to keep all my children's homeschool records? What records do I need? How was I to grade every paper every day?
Tips for Keeping Good Records
If you are using a standard curriculum that includes tests and quizzes, simply calculate a grade based on your student’s work on those tests, quizzes, and papers.
This is where homeschool record keeping comes in.. keep a notebook where you can record all the grades for each subject.
At the end of each 9 weeks or 18 weeks, you simply add up all the total points missed for the tests,quizzes, and papers then divide it by the points possible to determine your child's grade.
What I love about these charts is how easy this makes for recording grades.
Plus, The child and I know exactly what they missed right away, making it easy for them to understand what they did wrong.
Homeschool Recording Sheets for every subject! Choose between Girl or boy Sheets
Bible English Math Reading Spanish Handwriting Science History
Bible English Math Reading Spanish Handwriting Science History How It works...
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Trust and See
The following poem was sent to me by the author. After experiencing 3 miscarriages in 2010, the words of this poem strike real meaning. May many other hurting women find comfort in these words and in our Saviour...the One who cares so much more!!
I was fearfully and wonderfully made,
As God covered me in your womb.
While my substance was still yet unperfect,
My members, in His book, there was room.
I was no secret to God as He formed me,
For His glory, He shared me with you,
Just long enough so you'd know me,
When we meet face to face o'er the blue.
I'll know you when I see you;
You'll know me, too, as we meet
I look like you, and yet like Christ,
I'll be sitting at His feet.
Remember, now, God's wisdom,
He knew what was best for me.
He'll also help to ease the time
of waiting, trust and see.
Author: Darrell Riggs
Are you looking for a good Homeschool Schedule that works for your family? Are you frustrated by not being able to "fit it all in?
Each home will have their own homeschool schedule that works just for that particular home. Looking at the guidelines of setting up a schedule is the best way to personalize your own.
Just because one schedule works for one family, it may not necessarily work for another family. The best homeschooling schedules are tailored to the needs of individual families.
Try these timeless tips...
So let's get started!
Homeschool Schedule Guidelines
In the real world, there is a time to get up and a time to go to bed.
My biggest concern when I started homeschooling my children was that they develop good habits. My children learn from me, because I am their teacher and their mom!!
No matter what they do in life, they will need the discipline to get up in the morning and to go to bed at a proper time.
Children need boundaries. I have found my children do much better when they know exactly what is expected of then.
In either case, it is important to now what days you plan on doing school and for how long... All year, 3 months on and one month off, or 9 months on and 3 months off.
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Some of my little ones take naps in the afternoon...put that in the schedule.
My younger ones finish school earlier. This leaves me with more time in the afternoon to help the 4 older children and do music practice.
In my schedule, I try to do all the cleaning and vacuuming while my older ones are independently working on school.
My preschool, kindergarten and first grade children (yes even my two year old) follow me around and help me clean. Check out age appropriate chores for preschool children. Then around 9:30, I start the younger ones on school.
But don't forget grocery shopping, doctor appointments, music lessons... Don't let these times change your schedule...just add it in.
Mom does less work if everyone is pitching in.
In our household, everyone needs to be showered, dressed, hair brushed, bed made, bathroom clean,and room cleaned BEFORE breakfast. With five bedrooms, that is five less rooms I need to clean in the morning. This works for after school and before bed as well.
Then put how long each of these might take to accomplish.
On a before breakfast schedule: Certain chore or tasks are accomplished before breakfast...OR...Math, Science, and History or finished before lunch.
Depending what works best for you is the type of schedule you pick.
Now What? Sit down and create your unique homeschool schedule!
It is important to have a schedule for homeschooling, yet be flexible, don't let the schedule control you.
It is just a guideline to help you accomplish your daily tasks. Try many different schedules to find the one that works best.
In the end, your hard work will pay off and everyone in the home will be happier for your time and effort!
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This is the Day!
This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!! A command!! (Psalm 118:24) Do we obey it?
Does the day have to go well for us to rejoice and be glad in in? Or are we to rejoice when the day does not go well?
It is so much easier to rejoice in the good times...times when I sit at the dinner table with my table laden with food, my children healthy and surrounding me, and a husband that loves me unconditionally!!
What about the times when sickness comes, bills come due, the food is scarce, and the loved one you cherish dies...do we still rejoice and be glad in the day?
Someone once asked me, "How can I rejoice when there is so much turmoil, sorrow, and sadness in this world?"
Simple I trust in God, I may not be able to change the whole world, but I can change my heart by trusting in God who gives me the strength to continue on rejoicing in His love.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. (Phil. 4:4)
God reached down in love and rescued Cassandra from her sin at the age of 21: changing her life, purpose, and focus forever.