Organizing your home school might seem like a monumental task, but once it is done, it will be well worth the effort. It wasn't too long into my home schooling career when I realized that I needed to organize my homeschool day in order for me to maintain my sanity. The more children I added to my homeschool, the crazier it got. I would be in the middle of trying to help one child while another was standing at my side wanting to know what they should be doing next.
A person can only take so much chaos before they start to lose their patience!
I discovered that by organizing my day into 1/2 hour chunks of time, my life became more manageable. I will tell you that this took some time to learn and to implement, but once we got our schedule up and running, everyone was much happier.
Another thing that helped this was giving each child their own planner. Each week I write down what they have to accomplish for the week in each subject. This way I don't have to keep answering the same question over and over again, "What should I do now?"
The kids loved it because they knew exactly what they were supposed to be doing at exactly what time they were supposed to be doing it. If anyone interrupted me to find out what to do next, I could just point to the schedule and their planner and tell them to follow it. After awhile, the kids were reminding me what time it was and what it was we were supposed to be doing.
This may seem like a daunting task and you might be wondering how to go about doing this. For that reason I have put together a workbook entitled
"A Plan For Joy In the Home - A Workbook on Organizing Your Day For Homeschooling Mothers".
It is a workbook where we look at the major areas of your life - prayer, chores, meals, school and family/husband/personal time - talk about them, pray about them and then get to work trying to prioritize and organize them. Once we go through each of the areas, I then walk you through step by step on how to put them into a master schedule.
It is time to start getting organized! Our God is a God of order. Try organizing your home school as well as the rest of your day, and everyone in your family will benefit!