I sat down with each child except for Bugs because he will be in Kindergarten. He won't really understand how to choose so I'll still do most of the choosing for him. I will give him other things to choose from. The older 3 helped decide how they wanted to set up their daily & weekly learning. They seemed to enjoy the one-on-one time & having a say in their days. I was proud of their wise choices. I'm hoping they will stick to this & it will help them to become more responsible.
The blue cards are subjects that must be done daily. The red cards are ones he will choose from. The green cards are co-op subjects. For now they will be included in his "get to choose" pile but that may change to being assigned every Wednesday.
I will choose about 5-6 cards from the red & green cards every day. Then I will allow Elvis to choose 3 or 4 from these. This way I am certain that he will be getting enough every week. We will also keep a log.
This is the Course of Study for this year for both Bugsy (K) & Elvis (3rd).
I wrote in pencil how many times a week each subject needs to be done. This is all subject to tweaking as needed. =)
* = Daily
This is the Course of Study for both Boo Bear & Sweet Pea.
Since they are older & I want them to take more personal responsibility I allowed them to have the choice of me assigning days to their subjects, them assigning days to their subjects, or having them choose daily/weekly as Elvis is doing. I was relieved that both chose to have them assign days. I don't mind doing it but I think it's a great 1st step to responsibility. We decided together how many times a week each subject needed to be done. Then they wrote in what days they wanted to do what.
* = Daily
I took pics of the schedules we wrote out but they are in pencil & the pics came out very light. I'll try to post them if you'd like. I'm going to type them up for myself & the kids later.
BTW, you can click on the photo if you want to see a larger image.