Thursday, October 26, 2006

November Schedule

So Ashley is in year round school. She's on track 4 which means she has the month of November off school. I feel like our Summer flew by and we didn't get to do as much as I wanted and I don't want to waste the month of November on kids watching TV and me wearing my pj's all day. So I'm setting a schedule and some goals to accomplish by the end of the month.

Goals for Amber:
Learn to play 5 Hymns well enough to accompany (one must be Christmas)
Read 5 books
Set up Cake site
Get house fully organized
Teach Ashley one piano lesson a week
Do one craft a week with the girls
take the kids to the library twice
Work out 4 days a week minimum

Goals for Ashley:
Learn how to correctly spell the 100 sight words
Read one chapter book a week (with mom's help)
Learn how to cook 3 new recipes from her cookbook
Have one piano lesson a week
Pass off math speed tests

Goals for Megan:
Learn how to write name from memory
Figure out colors
practice cutting
learn to recognize all alphabet letters

Goals for Annika:
Start learning how to write name
Start learning how to cut
learn how to use the potty (acck!)

Daily schedule:
7:30-8:15 up, dressed, breakfast
8:15- leave for gym
10:30 return from gym
10:30-11:00 mom showers, everyone has free play
11:00 snack
11:10 work on writing and spelling
12:00 lunch
12:30 math, games (board or computer)
1:30 naptime for younger girls- ashley and mom read, do chores
3:30 play time or errands or library or piano
5:00 chore time
6:00 dinner
6:30 everyone helps clean up from dinner
Evening is free time

I want to have some system where the girls can earn 1/2 hour increments of tv time. Ashely especially is hooked on TV and wants to watch it constantly- which I hate. I'm not sure what sort of system to use though. Maybe 15 minutes per chore? Hmm, any ideas there? I'm going to have to try this out and see how it works. Hopefully we can send Ashley back to school smarter- which would be a good thing.


Char said...

Good luck with that. I'm tired from just reading it!


Alissa said...

go you!... or you could scrap all those plans and come visit...either one.

Hope said...

Very ambitious. Remember it is a BREAK too!

sheri said...

Slow down!

Amber said...

I know it's a break- but unfortunately breaks seem to lead to pj's all day, tv all day, bickering and me getting depressed and nothing at all getting done. A day here and there like that is fine (and will happen) but as a rule we need to be productive.

Emily said...

Good for you and good luck! Or scrap it and come to Canada for a month.

Sabra said...

what char said. whew!

Lee said...

Wow you are all organized and stuff, I am impressed.
I really like your hair in your picture btw. I know it was done a while ago it just looks great!

Maria said...

I think a schedule with clearly defined goals is great... it is hard to get stuff done without a "list" even if 100% is not accomplished, it gives you a goal to shoot for, and if it doesn't work out perfectly, it guides you and you feel like you've done something, which is always a good feeling. Good luck! I like feeling I've accomplished stuff too.

sheri said...

How's it going so far?

Hope said...

Amber is too busy to answer!

Nettie said...

Wow! Aim high, right? Really, just "organize the whole house" would finish me off!