Daily plan as a checklist

There are times when I write down all the assignments on the white board for each kid and they check them off when they are done with each item.  After awhile this gets a little boring and we do something else.  Anyway, this week we have been doing the white board assignments list and this is the plan for tomorrow.  Since the day was a little lighter for me I’m doing one of my daughter’s unit study activities.  The pinkish red letters indicate an activity that the child does with me.  The green is done independently.  

Here is our list.  The first column is for my 5th grader and the middle column is for my 3rd grader.  The last column is for my K4.

Here is the list in a little more detail if you are interested:

The time guidelines help us keep on track.

5th grader

Bible music – 15 minutes
Greek vocabulary charades – 25 minutes
Alif Baa exercise (Arabic) – 15 minutes
French on iPad – 15 minutes
Crazy Chinese Flashcards on iPad – 15 minutes
1 mile on treadmill – up to 30 minutes
Exercise together with siblings – 30 minutes
Math (AOPS) – 60 minutes
Writing with Skill – 30 minutes
Figuratively Speaking (Literature) – 30 minutes
2 history lectures (Fagen’s History of Ancient Rome lectures) – 60 minutes
Guitar practice – 20 minutes
The Leaning Tower (creative science challenge – about 30 minutes)

3rd grader

Bible music – 15 minutes
Greek vocabulary charades – 25 minutes
Alif Baa exercise (Arabic) – 15 minutes
Mandarin Writer on iPad – 15 minutes
Crazy Chinese Flashcards on iPad – 15 minutes
1 mile on treadmill – up to 30 minutes
Exercise together with siblings – 30 minutes
Math (Singapore) – 60 minutes
Listen to Lord of the Rings audiobook – 30 minutes
Visualizing and Verbalizing workbook- 15 minutes
Spelling  (AVKO’s Individualized Spelling) – 15 minutes
Handwriting – 15 minutes
Read from Stories of Ancient Rome – 20 minutes
Ancient Rome project of choice (he will likely make something on Scratch) – 20 minutes
Guitar practice – 10 minutes
The Leaning Tower (creative science challenge – about 30 minutes)

K4

Phonics (Explode the Code) – 10 minutes
Reading (Sonlight readers) – 10 minutes
Math (Singapore Essential K math) – 15 minutes
Handwriting (worksheet from Startwrite software) – 5 minutes
Flower magnet project for spring unit study – probably about 30 minutes
The Leaning Tower (if she wants to do it) – about 30 minutes

The boys also have an hour at the end of the day where they learn about anything that interests them.  My oldest usually studies science topics on the computer and my younger son usually works on Scratch programming.

We usually start the day with Bible and then move to foreign languages.  I typically work with my oldest child individually first and then work with my 3rd grader.  When my 3rd grader is ready for a break I work with my youngest.  I then work again with my 3rd grader and usually come back to my 5th grader when I am done with my other two.

One Comment:

  1. I do the exact same thing iwith our ink board, it has helped our days so much! 😀
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