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How to Organize a Simple Homeschool Command Center

How to Organize a Simple Homeschool Command Center

After sharing a photo on Instagram and Facebook yesterday, I got several requests to share more information about my new homeschool command center. So below, I’m sharing details for how to organize a simple homeschool command center. It’s so easy it’ll work in even small […]

We’re Homeschooling High School and Our 9th Grade Curriculum Picks

We’re Homeschooling High School and Our 9th Grade Curriculum Picks

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Learn about a New Flexible Homeschool Planning App

Learn about a New Flexible Homeschool Planning App

Homeschooling today looks so different than when I first got started. My son is older and officially a high school homeschooler this year. With that our scheduling looks quite different. This coming year we’ll be doing piano, homeschool co-op, First LEGO League, and likely other outsourced activities. Which means homeschool planning needs to be flexible. 

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Homeschooling is a different form of education. It allows us the freedom to educate at our own pace, take a vacation at various times throughout the year, and even drop what we are doing for an impromptu field trip. With all of this, we need the ability to shift and move events, lessons, and plans on the calendar without worrying about messing something up. 

I learned early on in my homeschooling experience that having a year-long lesson plan can start to feel like a ball and chain and I wanted to break free from that feeling of imprisonment. Over the years I’ve become an eclectic homeschooler. But even with that, I know I need to have a guide, an overview of what I want to accomplish in an academic year. I know to stay somewhat on track with those goals, I need to keep a plan in place but I want one that’s flexible enough to allow me to make shifts and changes throughout our school days.

When I learned about this new app, Flexible School Schedule I got so excited. It’s currently in development by an experienced homeschooling family. 

A Different Kind of Homeschool Planning App

Flexible School Schedule is a different kind of planner. It takes planning away from a calendar set-up and makes it more adaptable to the way homeschoolers do school. It allows you to document what you are doing, the amount of time it takes to do it, and doesn’t keep you held to a day of the week.

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Features of Flexible School Schedule Homeschool Planning App

▬ Not Calendar Based

  • Move at your own pace until you are done.
  • Stop when you need and start where you left off.
  • Plan to the individual needs and pace of each child.
  • Set time frames (not dates) for school years, terms and weeks.
  • Easily plan time frames for each subject and attach resources.

▬ Organize Your Resources & Ideas

  • Make notes and rough plans on the scratchpad for the future.
  • Maintain a list of resources (books, links, videos) and attach them to subjects or lessons.

▬  Track Progress

  • Record Time & Activity
  • Document Work Completed
  • Easily customize & print pages you need

▬  Use with any internet connected device

Help Develop this Homeschool Planning App

Flexible School Schedule is being developed by Phillip and Lanaya Gore. They are a homeschooling family with four children. You may know her through curricula she has written; Delightful Reading Kits 1-3, Laying Down the Rails for Children, A is for Art: A Fine Art Alphabet Book, and other curricula published by Simply Charlotte Mason. Together they are planning and working toward developing this app which we homeschoolers will be able to use on any device that has web access.

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If you are a homeschool parent who prefers to plan your lessons without the hindrance of a calendar, perhaps writing out lesson plans via subject, and then setting goals to be met but without the restraint of a specific time frame, then Flexible School Schedule can help you to keep all of it more organized and at the ready wherever you may be.

But, they need your help. Developing a web-based application takes time, and money to put together. That’s where you come in. You can help this family by funding the development of this homeschool planning app, Flexible School Schedule. Which then, allows you the opportunity to access and try out the app before others do. You may even be able to provide input and influence how the end product would work.

Reasons to Fund the Flexible School Schedule Project

  • You want to use this product.
    There are a variety of funding levels. You can choose which level you would like to support. For as little as $50 you can be one of the first homeschoolers to give Flexible School Schedule a try.
  • You get to influence the development of this tool. 
    People who support Flexible School Schedule are getting in on the ground floor. They have the opportunity to influence and shape the creation of an exciting new tool for homeschool families.
  • You’re helping a homeschool family launch a dream.
    Phillip and Lanaya Gore have been homeschooling their four children for over a decade. For almost a year they have been dreaming and planning Flexible School Schedule. With your help, they can make that dream a reality.

To learn more about how you can influence the development of this homeschool planning app just follow Flexible School Schedule on their Kickstarter page.

 

 

 

 

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I’m sharing my favorite homeschool quotes to help motivate you for the rest of the school year. Be sure to download and print your free printable Scripture Art below.

It’s this time of year when I start to feel bogged down, and I can see my student does too. I want to just get the schooling done so we can wrap up book learning and move on to some fun learning like targeted unit studies, hands-on fun, outside activities, field trips and an easier, relaxed style to homeschooling.

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Sometimes we can just hop right in and do just that. Other times, we need to finish up the last few lessons in a boxed curriculum, or online class before we can give into the spring fever. 

So I wanted to bring you a little motivation by sharing some quotes for homeschool moms. Whether you are new to homeschooling or a seasoned vet, I think these will offer you the encouragement you need to muddle through, er um, I mean, meet the challenge head on with all due diligence, the rest of your school year. I know it’s tough sometimes, but you can do it mom because, in the end, we are training up our kids to be active, responsible adults, we’re pointing them toward heaven, and we, prayerfully, know that our choice to home educate is the ideal one for our children.

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