I've tried many different scheduling approaches for our homeschool planning. After more than 10 years homeschooling, I haven't found a system that sticks. Some have worked well for a year, or a month... but then the look of our school day changes, and my schedule falls by the wayside.
The chalkboard of ultimate power sprung from the clever whiteboard system used at our Classical homeschool group. I realized I was onto something possibly brilliant in execution...and so I asked sky to put up a chalkboard wall for me.
I chose a spot in the room we do most of our school work...the dining room area. Sky simply painted this wall with chalkboard paint.
I write out the flow for our day for my 3 youngest students, so they can see what comes next and what is left to do.
I have a running list of things I need to do. Here's the brilliant part....I erase as they are done.
If it's still on the board, I still need to do it.
It's my board, no one else is allowed to write on it. Ha!