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Top 10 Ideas Checklist for Using A Homeschool Student Planner for Peak Productivity
Today, I would like to share with you how you can use a homeschool student planner for peak productivity. Before I give you my Top 10 ideas for using a student planner for success, let me share a funny anecdote with you.
Children whose minds and bodies are developing at a healthy rate are able to plan and make decisions as early as 5 years of age. Once, I heard a story from a newbie homeschool mother about her 5-year-old son who loved to draw but hated writing essays.
Apparently, for 3 consecutive days, the mother had included essay writing in her son’s daily homeschool routine. On the third day, her son walked up to her and said, “Momma! Why do you keep writing ‘WRITE an essay’ in my blue book? Why can’t I DRAW my essays?” Blue was naturally the color of his daily planner. She had cracked up at his innocent question and promised to make drawings an integral part of his homeschool planning.
I guess the point that I am trying to make is that children can plan their lessons and activities just as well, so sometimes, you should trust their judgment.
Top 10 Ideas Checklist for Using A Homeschool Planner for Peak Productivity
To help your children plan their coursework, I now present my top 10 ideas for using a homeschool student planner.
1. Spend the first few weeks of the homeschool year letting your children make their weekly or monthly student planners from scratch.
2. Ask them to be creative and personalize their homeschool student’s planners.
3. Teach them the purpose of a planner and ask them what they would like to add to their planner.
4. Give them a template for a weekly planner so that they understand what sections must be included.
5. The to-do-list, the assignments, and the daily goals sections are a must-have in all the daily or weekly planners.
6. You can also suggest including a box for daily evaluation so that children too can keep track of their performance.
7. Every day, give your children 30 mins before the starting of lessons and 20 mins before the end of the homeschool to maintain and update their planners.
8. At the end of each lesson, tell them to go through their daily planning so that they can check if they have completed the task and its objectives.
9. Ask the children to have a section for Self-Study.
10. Before dismissing them, assign them one task that they must jot down under the heading of Self-Study and complete it before coming to homeschool the next day.
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When you implement my Top 10 ideas, I hope you will notice a peak in your children’s productivity. If you haven’t bought yourself a physical homeschool student planner, why not check out the beautiful range of planners here?
Good luck with your homeschool planning for great success!