Here’s a quick freebie! Ever since I started blogging it was my full intention to share with you some of the printables I create and use in our homeschool.
Lord knows, I love lists…I mean I really, really do! So here is the first one. My Daily Subjects To-Do List. I’m also going to show you how we use it. You can find it (and more) in the “FREE Printables” section of my site.
One of the goals in our homeschool is to foster independence. These daily lists, used in conjunction with my version of the workbox system, does just that. This means they know what they will be doing in school each day, and they don’t need me there for every moment of it. Phew!
How We Use It
Each evening or in the morning I go over the list and make edits and additions as needed.The boys usually get their independent work done first and later we do the other subjects together. While the older ones are completing their daily to-dos, I’m freed up to give my “baby” some one-on-one preschool time. The list is also very useful for when my husband fills in as teacher, if I’m not around he still knows what they should be doing. More importantly, no one can say, “oh, I didn’t know what to do, mommy!”.
The best way I have found to use this list is to laminate it for re-usability and then make notes with a dry erase marker. I actually use a wet-erase marker now because it won’t erase as easily if the kids happen to smudge it before they’ve finished their work for the day.
Where To Buy
When I decided to implement this system of independence it really lightened some of the homeschooling load. I didn’t have to constantly give verbal instructions and reminders. They also seemed to work with more gusto and confidence, like big boys should :).
If you’d like to try out my Daily Subject To Dos List, hop over here and download your copy. Please do share it with a friend!
Guess what? I am also working on an exclusive freebie just for you and future subscribers, so stay tuned for that!!