How To Organize Daily Work | Homeschool

When our homeschool became stale recently, I needed to liven up our daily work with a new system. Actually, the system is not new, nor is it new to me. I’ve used it before…many, many years ago! These days, I’ve given the system an update (I didn’t talk about the old file folder system, only about our most recent binder system). And actually, I didn’t immediately realize that updating this old system was going to invigorateĀ our stale homeschooling system. I actually put this file folder system together for my 9th grader who was struggling to keep up with his work now that he is in high school and doesn’t keep the same unit study/daily work schedule that we have been used to and still maintain. Honestly, this year has been ripe with challenges. Trying to maintain multiple learning schedules has proven difficult and something things needed to be changed. For one, our daily proficiency work needed an update. I felt this problem coming on slowly last year, but when we started school this year, I was one step behind and the gap only increased as the year progressed. This was because I wasn’t ready to start school, and would have really benefited from an extra week or two to get my ‘ducks in a row’. Needless to say, I wasn’t surprised when our system slowly crumbled under the weight of staleness and monotony, till it was running on fumes.
In came the file folder system. A system by which daily work is contained within file folders, neatly arranged and labeled for clarity and ease. I’ve modified this brilliant system (no doubt stolen from the workforce), to include a trimmed down envelope in the back to hold completed work.

This tutorial is quick and easy and you can find all the labels as a free downloadable PDF by clicking here. All you need to do is run it through your printer with the Avery label sheet 5160 available at most office supply stores.

Print your own labels using Avery 5160 labels for the following label documents:

Months 1-12 & Weeks 19-36

Months 1-12 & Weeks 1-18

Monday-Friday and School Labels

Do you use a file folder system? Let me know how it’s working for you!

 

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2 thoughts on “How To Organize Daily Work | Homeschool

  1. This looks like a great system, Thank you.

    I am new to homeschooling and i am finding your page very informative. My daughter will be four in a few days and so right now i am just trying to prepare myself and become educated on all things Waldorf and homeschooling.
    I do have older children that all went to public school so this will be a huge change for me.
    I am very interested in the charter school you are using as we are also in California.
    Thank you again,
    Sabrina

    ps the pumpkin kite paper project was huge success for us. Thank you for the idea.

    1. Hi Sabrina! Welcome to the world of homeschooling. Do you have children younger than your four year old? And are your older children going to homeschool? What’s great about homeschooling a young child is that they are so eager to help in everything you do. Plan on giving everyday tasks extra time because your girl will want to help. Be prepared with simple things she can do that assist you. Children that age usually love to help…though to us it’s not always helpful and makes more of a mess or takes more time. I’m thrilled the pumpkin project was successful for you! Simple beautiful crafts delight children and adults alike. As for charter schools you can check out this video. The comment section lists various schools in California. Where are you? Usually there are charters available in most major counties. This really helps us with being able to purchase the materials we want for school because Waldorf supplies are high quality and very expensive.

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