Timely Tuesday – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool
How is your school year going? If you just started a few weeks ago, you have probably had a few rough days getting everyone back on their normal schedule. I started early in August, and in our third week, we had several rough days. It just comes along with growth and learning. What helped me the most was having a daily schedule. We use our FlyLady Routines to help us move from one part of the day to the next. We have our Morning Routine, and that includes school time. Everyone knows what is expected. They also know if they are focused on school work in the morning, they will have ore free time in the afternoon. That is pretty big motivation for them to focus on their paperwork part of school.

Having a clean, decluttered area to do school is also a big help in having a smooth day. We don’t have to clear off places to do school. The counter and table are already cleared off and ready each morning. This keeps us from procrastinating the start of the school day. After they finish each subject, they put their books away and get out the next book. If we have crafts out, we put them away before we do something else.

It has taken a lot of years of training and reminders to get everyone on the same page, but it is worth the training time. It is worth taking the time to praise and reward them for a job well done.

Today’s zone mission is to declutter the kitchen counters and deal with any kitchen hot spots. This might go along with your monthly habit of decluttering paper. Set your timer for 15 minutes and see how much you can accomplish.

Have a wonderful day!

 

Zone Mission: Declutter kitchen counters and clear off hot spots

Weekly Home Blessings of the Day: Quick Dust and Vacuum

Menu Plan for Tuesday: Taco Tuesday and Salad

 

If you need more help with organizing your home and homeschool, you can download  The FlyLady’s Homeschool Teacher and Homeschool Student Control Journals for free.

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: Check the dates for early voting and mark the Election Day on your calendar with the kids

 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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