Sometimes when I give into the crazy desire for order that mild OCD and a seriously type-A personality often produce I wonder if I’ve gone off the deep end. I think the creation of this velcro schedule comes pretty close, but it’s so cute and useful!!
I learned fairly early on that the only way (for us) to really homeschool with any sense of order was to follow a schedule and get some routines in place. Posting a schedule makes it easy for the kids to see what’s going on and when, I know all children are different but mine really benefit from being able to see at a glance what our week looks like. I’ve posted schedules in the past, just printed out the basic order of school and downtime and taped it to the wall in the kitchen and it served it’s purpose. I wanted something cuter and more customizable, so I made one myself and I’m sharing it with you!
All of these sheets are so fun, you can just print them out and fill in the blanks. Or you can print them out, laminate them and fill them in with a dry erase marker. Oooooor, you can pull a crazy lady like me and print them out, as well as all the activities / meals / tasks and attach it all together with velcro dots! Worth doing!
I printed and laminated 7 ‘today’ pages and put a sticky velcro dot at each hour. Then I printed out, cut, laminated and cut again, all the details. Each little rectangle got a velcro sticky dot too and I just mapped out our week. If something comes up, I can move things around. I feel that having these little guys will help me remember that when I have to move a history lesson because of a doctor’s appointment, I will physically put it somewhere else and it will not be forgotten! I’m also going to use bright Post Its on days when there is something really special happening.
I am including the ‘today’ page and two pages of activities, with some blanks.
I used the font ‘A Gentle Touch’, if you want to type up some specific to your situation.