Here’s a new freebie for you – Daily Curriculum Bookmark Guides & Schedule Cards! These bookmarks and scheduling cards are great for helping your child gain confidence and independence in completing their work for the day and for helping you organize your child’s daily work.
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After my recent overhaul of my homeschooling approach, I completely changed how I approached every subject. Instead of checking off boxes in my original curriculum, I started gathering the materials for each subject based on what I wanted my daughter to work on that day.
I ended up with a system that is a bit like the workboxes approach only much simpler.
I turned a 3 Drawer Organizer into a homework station. The top drawer is for my preschooler, the middle drawer is for my 1st grader, and the bottom drawer is for their completed work or workbooks when they’re finished with them for the day.
This just works out great for us so far! I have a letter based curriculum for my preschooler but she burns through it really fast. I’m always needing extra work and crafts for her to do while I help my 1st grader. So in the morning as I’m visiting all my linkups and working on my website, I go through my Pinterest Boards and print off some of the fun activities I’ve found. Then I place it in her drawer and she works through it during the day.
If you have a preschooler, try out my Learn Colors With Balloons video and printables. My daughter had fun cutting out the balloons and gluing them onto the worksheet 🙂
My 1st grader’s work is a bit more complicated. Originally I was using post-its to write down her instructions for each subject – “Read pages 10-11, do activity on page 11.” But this got to be too much, not to mention there were post-its everywhere. I have no idea why but my daughter thought it was the funniest thing to stick the post-its on her back or butt while she worked. Oh golly. 🙂
Well that’s where this idea came from. Instead of the post-it predicament, I created bookmarks for each subject and laminated them. Now I use a wet erase marker (I love these so much!) and write her instructions on the bookmark for that subject.
Since I made these for myself I figured I could offer them to my readers. You can print them on cardstock, laminate them, and cut them out. If you want, punch a hole in the top and add a ribbon.