Monday, October 21, 2013

Our Schedule

Have you found a perfect schedule yet? We have. Not to say we won't change our minds again, but this one seems to work for the kids' growing independence and our simple straightforward way.

Jeannette Tulis posted her version of it a while back and it was love at first sight. So simple, so basic, just what we needed.

I print a stack of them and hand write the upcoming week's readings on Sunday which helps me prep for the week. The kids wake up to find their schedules filled in Monday morning.

They each have Ambleside Online's chart schedule for the year in addition to this schedule which gives them a weekly overview by term so they can see what chapters, in which books, are scheduled when, all at a glance.

Of course we still make minor tweaks and adjustments as the need arises, but this one has really helped them transition to taking on more of the responsibility of managing their own schedule and consequently, their time - something they wanted as our 5 and 2 year old inevitably need my attention and time throughout the day as well.

You'll notice:
- It's messy!
- Thursday is not on the list, we have nature study on Thursdays.
- Readings are shuffled around by hand - they have that freedom since I don't always know how long a particular reading is or how their day might go.

Here's a link to a copy of it on Scribd if you want to adapt it for your own use.


  1. I love this! It's so simple. I've pinned it for future reference.

  2. Like this!! This is how we've got our schedule rolling: http://ferventluminosity.blogspot.com/2013/08/ao-year-6-scheduling-for-term-one.html
    Along with these, for Lily to check off as she goes: http://ferventluminosity.blogspot.com/2013/08/ambleside-online-year-6-schedule.html

  3. Did you just use her format and make up your own? Do you have the link where Jeannette Tulis posted her version? Looks very helpful.

  4. Looks good. Do you have a link for it? Thanks!

  5. Jeannette wasn't sure if she had it posted online and said to go ahead and post a copy if I had it. I added the link to the end of the post above.