Planning Day – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

 

 

Friday is my planning day for the next week. This is the day I do a final check of the boys’ school work and plan the lessons we will cover in the next week. If I need library books, I put that down on my errand list because I do errands on Friday, too.

Menu planning is also a part of my Friday planning process. I check the pantry, freezer, and fridge. Then I start making a list of menu ideas. I will consult with my husband and sons for ideas on foods they would like to have. Many times I do a simple meal rotation if I know we will have a busy week.

Bill paying is also done on Fridays. I file our bills by the date they are due when they come in the mail, and then I pay bills on Friday.

Finally, I check the calendar for upcoming birthdays and anniversaries. I add cards and gifts to my errand list as needed at this point.

While I am doing this part of my week, the boys are gathering trash, taking it off, sweeping, and mopping.

When we are done, we go on our errands. Some weeks I go alone on my errands, and some weeks the boys join me.

Let’s finish up the week in our bedrooms and clean under the beds.

Have a great weekend!

Zone Mission: Clean under the bedWeekly Home Blessing: Take out the Trash, Sweep, and Mop

 
Menu Plan: Round Steak and a Salad

 

Routines:

 

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.

School:

  • Have a fun day!
 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
  • Loving movement for 15 Minutes

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 your launch pad
  • 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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