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Is there any way I can get tomorrow’s schedule so it can be ready for the children when they wake up. (Thier request!) It would be really convenient if there were a way to do this.
Kristen in TNBookwormParticipant
You could get up before they do, or you could stay up until midnight and print it off then.
I like that the next day’s schedule doesn’t appear until the current day is done, because that makes me feel like I still have time to do something I haven’t done yet. 🙂 Of course I am rarely still working at midnight, lol, but we do occasionally have a child finish something in the late afternoon and some days we do our Shakespeare or music study or something like that, in the evening.
I get up quite a bit before my children, so I print the list off then and it is at their seat for when they have finished breakfast and chores.
Michelle DAmy LuMember
I would also like to print tomorrow’s schedule, even a week’s worth daily schedules, ahead.
What if that option would only be available for people that pay for a yearly membership? If being able to print off tomorrow’s schedule was a perk of the yearly membership, it might be enough incentive for me to purchase it….Sonya ShaferModerator
We are working on that feature, but haven’t come up with the best way to do it yet. It’s an important enough feature that I think it should be available to everybody. 🙂ElizfossMember
I would love this feature! Honestly, this is what’s keeping me from taking the plunge. For instance, how can I know what to pack if a child has an opportunity to go on an overnight business trip with Dad and how can I give him assignments in advance? How can I prep well and make sure I have books and supplies for the entire week without being able to see it? Am I missing something?BookwormParticipant
Well, I haven’t found it very hard in practice to know what is coming up immediately. Your basic weekly schedule should tell you what subject/book you are working on. And . . . do the next thing. So, one day when we read Chapter 5 of the book, I quickly glance at chapter 6. Do I need to do anything in advance? Do I need a supply for the next experiment? If I need to do something, I put a sticky on the book or on my calendar to remind me what to do. (I’m getting old. 🙂 If I were to be away for a few days, the kids would know—math, just keep working a little every day. When you finish chapter 7, start working on chapter 8. If you read this book every day, just read a chapter every day. If you miss a day, you just read the next thing. (A wise woman once told me that would be a great motto for ANYTHING, not just school–Do The Next Thing. You’d never be behind. You’d always be exactly where you ought to be. 🙂
Anyway, I take a quick few minutes on Friday afternoons to glance over my sticky note collection. I note if I need epsom salts for the science experiment, look up the vocab words in Plutarch (so Mom knows what they mean at least, lol) and make sure Boy #2 can really calculate the area of a circle before passing him on to the next chapter, because he is still missing a few problems. Then I just do what needs doing. It may be that I won’t get to those things after all, because Daddy may take us all geocaching some morning or someone might need me and we just don’t get it done. But that’s OK. I still know what is coming up NEXT, and that’s all I really need to know.
If I sound laid back about this, know it wasn’t so easy for me at first! It took some readjusting of my mindset. But now we are happy, relaxed, we know what’s going on, and if the flooding knocks out the water plant or the basement or whatever, we’re ready. We’ll just Do The Next Thing! 🙂
🙂 That does sound simple, but I have found that with 8 children to plan for and a ninth distracting me in the womb, it’s nice to have it all written down, particularly when different children may be venturing off on their own to work or out of town with dad for more than a day at a time.I’d like to have my older children be able to look at a week at a glance and do some of their own time management, maybe opting to read all 5 chapters at once instead of one a day, but with the knowledge that if they use that time one day, they’d not use it on something else. That is such good prep for managing their time in college (at least that’s what my college student tells me). Homeschoolers usually do well in college but it has been noted that they aren’t always good at managing time because they are unaccustomed to hard, fast deadlines. It would also be nice for my husband to have a weekly schedule in hand if I’m not around because he doesn’t have the grand plan in his head. But, I might be asking way too much of a computer program and I may just have to keep on doing it the old-fashioned way.;-)
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