I like lists. I like seeing what needs to be done. Lists keep me motivated and help me feel organized. I love checking things off of my list.
Maybe my big kids would like a list for their work, too!
I’ve made a weekly student checklist that I can quickly fill in with page numbers and assignments each week after I write my lessons plans. Then, I can file the completed lists along with any work that doesn’t go in our notebooks.
~ CHECKLIST DETAILS ~
Memory Verse – We are studying character qualities and accompanying Bible verses for our memory work this year. (More to come soon!) With the week’s verse on their checklists, my kids will see it many times each day!
By the way, my verse– THE VERSE– for the year, is Proverbs 9:10!
What GREAT homeschool encouragement!
4-M, Monday Morning Meetings with Mom- I purchased the Debra Bell / Apologia planner this year. It suggested meeting with each student individually (Can you imagine?!) for a few minutes every Monday to talk about the week, set goals, look at assignments, and PRAY TOGETHER! What a great idea! I named our time 4-M. 🙂
Bible Time- I’d love to do a post explaining what we do during Bible time! We will be reading a new Psalm each month responsively. By the end of the month, we should have it memorized! We also sing! The leader of the day will get to lead the readings (if he can read) and choose the hymns or songs and lead the prayer. We also practice previously learned memory work during this time.
Other- (art, picture study, music, poetry, nature study) Something fun to break up the morning! If I don’t make time for these, they don’t get done!
Extras- I’ve left room to write in any extras for the week like chores, outings, habits to work on, GOALS, etc. I’m going to write a riddle each week or note of encouragement! (You can find riddles here and here!)
My children will not be working through their checklists independently, but I think it will be good for them to see what the day holds and what still needs to be done!
The big kids have new clipboard cases for keeping their checklists handy.
If you don’t have a checklist but want to try it with me, here is a blank one! 🙂
Here are some things I’d like to share soon:
- Memory Verses and Activities for Littles and Bigs
- Encouragement for the Kids 🙂
- What We Are Studying This Year (We’ve made some changes!)
- And with all of the fuss I’ve made about preparing for school days, I’d like to share ways I am learning to better prepare for the Lord’s Day, the best day of the week!
Happy Homeschooling! 🙂