Declutter Tuesday – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

Let’s declutter paper that has accumulated in the kitchen. If you have a shredder, keep it handy and sort through any paper piles you have. If you are saving receipts for tax purposes, file any pertinent receipts. If you have a coupon box or binder, cull out the expired coupons. If you are wanting to have some motivation while you are purging, turn on The FlyLady’s Radio Show at 1:30 pm eastern today.

You can also go to The FlyLady’s site to download the Homeschool Teacher and Homeschool Student Control Journals to help you with getting organized.

This week I am studying France with the boys. I thought I would hare what we learned today.

  • We used a globe to locate France and looked at the other countries that it shares a border.
  • We colored a flag for France and put stickers in our passport books.
  • We talked about the language, economics, and religion of France.
  • We talked about the timeline of the history of France and the type of government they have now.
  • We watched a YouTube video on famous sites of France and listened to French music.
  • We talked about famous artists from France and looked at some of their masterpieces.
  • We learned that the national animal of France is the rooster.
  • We read the book, Madeline.
  • We cooked our French inspired meal, which included Coq Au Vin, red potatoes, French bread, Brie, and Madelines (French cookies).

Set your timer for 15 minutes for the Home Assignment and 15 minutes for the School Assignment
Home:
  • Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
  • Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
  • Swish and Swipe
  • Start Your Laundry
  • Decide on Dinner
  • Check Your Calendar
  • Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.
  • Clean out your refrigerator. Toss the science experiments.

School:

  • Do you do any hands-on projects with your children? If not, pick a topic they want to learn more about and do a unit study about it. For instance, if you children love bugs, get some books about bugs and take a nature walk near your home to see what kinds of bugs you can find. This time of year, you can find lots of spiders outside. I have seen some very nice spider webs.
 Afternoon Routine: 
  • Eat Lunch
  • Clear off One Hot Spot
  • Reboot the Laundry
  • Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
  • Drink Your Water
  • Write up a menu plan for the next 7 days. Check your pantry and freezer and make a grocery list. This habit will save you time and money. Try out some new recipes with the slow cooker. It will save you time once you start back to your school schedule.
Family Fun: Take your children for a walk.
Before Bed: (This starts right after dinner.) 
  • Check the Calendar for Tomorrow
  • Lay out Your Clothes for Tomorrow (Have your children lay their clothes out, too.)
  • Put things at the Launch Pad that you will need first thing in the morning
  • Shine Your Sink
  • Clean Off a Hot Spot
  • Go to Bed at Decent Hour

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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Tami@TamiFox.com. Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at http://www.tamifox.net/giving-your-children-wings/.

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