An Assignment Chart for Young Homeschoolers

AmmonsChartMy younger children enjoy having a wall chart of their assignments so we can both see at a glance what they have to do for school the day, and see their progress. It makes schoolwork seem more manageable and as they check off each subject, they can see just what is left. I used a large 12 x 18″ piece of butcher paper and wrote each subject next to a blank box. Then I cut up index cards in squares to fit into the blank boxes.

On each square, I let my child choose and place a sticker. Then we laminated the chart and the sticker squares. We use “sticky-tack” removable adhesive to put the sticker squares in the box next to the subject as it is completed. This chart makes it so I can quickly see who is done with their schoolwork or how much each child has left to do. At the end of school, we move all the sticker squares back to the bottom of the chart so it is blank and ready for the next day’s school assignments.

During the school year we add Math Facts, English (or Phonics for young ones), the Subject of the Day (Science, History, Art, Health, etc.) and Typing practice. The summer chart is on the reverse side, with far less tasks to finish, so we just flip it over and move the sticker cards to the other side.

Worked wonders in my homeschool!

 

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