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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Scheduling

  I am obsessed with reading all about schedules.  I have been ever since I was a teenager.  The best day of the year was when I would receive my new schedule for the upcoming school year.  I have this fetish with being organized.  However, most of the time, I am not, but I am very in awe of people who are.  My best friend from school, Ashley, was the only one that seemed to acknowledge this love of mine by buying me an organizer for my hair things one year for my birthday.  I loved it!!!  Actually, I still have it!!!  I have a weakness for buying any magazine that has organizational tools inside or pictures with new organizational ideas.  I am also a big fan of www.flylady.net  If you don't know anything about her, you must check out the website!!
  Well anyway, I've been reading up on all of the Maxwell's books on Managers of their Homes and Chores. These books were very biblical and very encouraging in the area of raising your child to "work".  Today's society is so against "child labor".  However, that is not the way, God created the world.  Children should be taught at a young age to do their own share and do it joyfully.  My girls love to be given wet wipes and to work hard making something sparkle!  Derek also enjoys collecting aluminum cans and crushing them to take to the junk yard to make some extra cash.  I won't lie there are a few complaints here and there, however, once all the work is finished, we can all sit down and enjoy each other.  
  So, after much thought and concentration, I have finally finalized our new schedule and chore charts for this upcoming school year.  I am sooooo excited!!!  So here they are.  I hope this is a help to anyone looking for scheduling and chore ideas.  And please, don't be afraid to ask questions.  I'm open to suggestions and comments!!!

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Daily Schedule



Derek’s Free Time / Mom’s Shower

Breakfast / Devotion Time

Morning Chores



School

~Math

~Reading

~Writing

~Science/Social Studies/Bible

~Spelling

~Typing



Free Time

Lunch

Quiet Time

Piano Practice

Afternoon Chores

Free Time

Clean up – Get ready for Daddy!!

Supper

Enjoy Daddy / Evening Activity

Snack / Storytime

Bedtime




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Morning Chores

Derek –



1. Get Dressed

2. Make Bed

3. Pick up PJ’s, Cup, and Turn off Night Light

4. Eat Breakfast / Pick up Breakfast Mess

5. Brush Teeth

6. Take out Trash / Pop Cans

7. Feed & Water Cats

8. Sweep Dining Room Floor

9. Do School Work



Lindsay –



1. Get Dressed

2. Make Bed

3. Pick up PJ’s, Cup, and Turn off Night Light

4. Eat Breakfast / Pick up Breakfast Mess

5. Brush Teeth

6. Wipe off the Table

7. Clean the Bathroom

8. Do School Work





Afternoon Chores

Monday – Wipe off Doors, Trash Can, Refrigerator, Washer, and Dryer

Tuesday – Clean all the Light Switch Plates and the Base Boards

Wednesday – Do Laundry, Clean Bedrooms, Fresh Sheets

Thursday – Clean out the Van

Friday – Dusting and Windows










2 comments:

  1. I love it Amanda. I need some tips to really implement it. Levi does things like pick up his dirty clothes and his toys, but like any 3 year old sometimes it repeated asking (aka) nagging lol. Also I didn't see sweep / vacuum floors. Is that just an everyday thing? I only ask cause I'm going to copy this schedule and try it but we will see with me working days if I have success or not. Thanks ~megan

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  2. Hey, I'm reading a book called "Say goodbye to the whining, complaining, and bad attitudes in you and your kids", and it teaches parents how to teach their kids "honor" instead of "obedience". There's a big difference that I didn't realize!!! I also use chore packs, which is a little baggie full of index cards with their chores written on them. once they have finished all of them, including their schoolwork, they are free to have free time!!!
    About the sweeping, well we only have one room with carpet, so I have to sweep and mom constantly. As you can see sweeping the dining room is Derek's chore every morning, but as for the rest of them, I sweep and mop them all during my chore time. Also, unloading and loading the dirty and clean dishes, is another chore that is just done everyday, during kitchen help time. At 3 he, can definately be putting away silverware and sorting it. Another good chore, Lindsay used to enjoy and Leah is now taking on is switching the clothes from the washer to the dryer (this works best if you have the front loading kind ;). Anyway, that "Managers of their Chores" by Steve and Teri Maxwell, is very good!!! And it gives lots of charts and exampels to help you get started!! Hope this helps!!

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