Are you looking for an easy homeschool scheduler that is flexible? Well look no further, I will share what we do every day / week that takes no more than 5 minutes a day. What is even better is, it is completely flexible and if you don’t get round to one subject or lesson, just move it to another time or day.
I found Trello, fairly recently, when I was trying to get slightly more organized. It took about two hours to set up and now my homeschool schedule is completely sorted and I just change the lessons each day.
Homeschool Scheduler with Trello
I will show you a quick look at mine so you know what I am talking about, and then I will go into the details on how to create the same easy homeschool schedule.
Now we are homeschooling middle school we have decided to do the core subjects each day, and Friday we do either coding, extra Spanish, economics, or currently stock motion animation.
I love everything about Trello for our homeschool schedule though, as you know how it is, “mom I am loving this science experiment, can we spend longer on it?”. Actually, that would never be said in our house, but you get the gist. All you need to do is move that lesson either to another day or just add it to next weeks lesson plan.
Using Trello Cards to add Checklists & Attachments
Within each “card” on the Trello board, you can add so much information:
As I like everything in order, where I can, I love the ability to label all of the subjects. So yellow for example shows all ELA subjects, math green, science orange etc. My favorite part about these cards, which works perfectly for our homeschool, is the checklists. So as above, Freddie knew that in the ELA workbook he had to complete certain pages that day. Once they were completed he would check them off. I also use the attachments as well, I haven’t in the one above. But you can add a link directly into a youtube channel (we use Crash course a lot for both history and science), so the kids know (or I will remember what it was I wanted them to do!) what to watch.
Especially as I have a middle schooler, he wants to be more independent in his working now, so this works perfectly for us.
What to do with my homeschool schedule when life changes?
Easy! You just drag the lesson to another time. It is that simple, I can do it either on my laptop or even better on my phone! The usability for IOS is just as good, if not better. So you find a cool lesson on Outschool that you hadn’t planned in to the week, easy just drag and drop and switch. No erasing, no getting in a mess. Honestly, it is super easy!
How to Save The Homeschool Schedule?
OK again, easy! Now I have set up my boards, saving the last week might take me 5 minutes, max. You might not want to save it, but we don’t use anything else for homeschool scheduling. So we use it as part of our annual homeschool evaluation. Click on the three dots at the top of each day and you will get a drop down list as below.
I then copy the list, and then move that list to another Trello board, which I have called completed grade 6 work. All I do is add in everything that was completed the previous week and keep it in a weekly card. The title of these cards is w/c 05/31 for example.
What is the best bit about Trello as a Homeschool Scheduler?
It is absolutely FREE!!!! Yes thats right, this homeschool schedule that saves me hours a week, is absolutely free!!
You can also print out the boards, I haven’t actually used this function, as I don’t like to waste paper (or more importantly the very expensive ink in my printer!).
I am always looking to find free homeschool resources, but this makes my life so easy. Us homeschool moms have enough to deal with, without worrying about homeschool planning too!
How do you schedule homeschool? Let me know in the comments I would love to know. Or if you already use Trello what do you think of it?