Things have gotten quite sideways here at the FLTS house. December was hard on us. Very hard! So, we are getting back on track. All of us.
I stayed up a bit late the other night creating this.
The kids were struggling to take care of their own responsibilities. I was getting aggravated with reminding them of the what to do at what time of the day.
We’ve tried more detailed charts, but they just don’t provide for much flexibility. We need flexibility.
This one really works for us. It is simple. It has pictures for my non-readers. It isn’t altogether done, but it’s a great start.
I’d like to add pockets or pegs to the chores part and make up picture cards for often done chores. A girl only has so much time, so for right now we are using yellow post-its. It works.
The first part of our chart contains our regular morning routine. I took pictures of the kids so that even my 3 year old could “read” the chart.
It’s been a big help to me, at the cost of a few pictures, some scrapbook paper, and a bit of my time.
The kids are learning to be more independent and I am not losing my voice reminding them of the jobs they need to finish.
How do you keep things running in your house, day to day?
Do you have some great ideas to share? A blast from the past from your blog, perhaps? I’m going to try to let you link up (my first linky party ever!) your great “Little Organization Ideas.”
Keep it family friendly and on topic, of course. Have fun!