I hope you can see the pic on the left. It's a first draft of a timetable for my Year 1 boys for next year. They are going to have a summer schedule but it will probably be a very lite version of this.
Here is a Word 2007 version and here is a greyscale one in RTF mode.
- This is formatted so that there are 4 columns which could represent a four day week. It's also planned so that in the vertical direction it can be a daily rhythm for the lively 6 year old with plenty of breaks and variety in the subjects.
- However, I made it so that I could easily simply draw a line through boxes when that subject was done and therefore it could take 5 or even more days to actually complete (or less, for that matter).
- The light words have a purpose. I thought I could easily write notes in the boxes, either plans or logs of what we did. So for example I can write over "copywork": "5 words from SWR" or "began to write Scripture verse". Think of the subject heading as a watermark.
- Also, the large words in order will provide a visual programme for my Year 1 children, something that Charlotte Mason recommended.
- There is room for 2 readings per day because that's about the pace it takes to finish Ambleside Year 1. If there's any leftover I can put it in the Free Reading slot, ie at bedtime.
- Aidan will have a slightly different schedule. One thing I'm thinking is that I could work with them each separately for two days a week and work with them together on the 5th day. Obviously then it would take more than one temporal "week" to finish a planned sheet.
I am hoping that this layout supports my organization rather than complicates it. It's definitely a balance finding something that is both orderly and flexible enough to be useful!