Several things that I discovered this time is that the size of the font and color are very important to my son. He is a visual learner, so I should have figured this out sooner. He says that the color is just more fun, but I believe that the words stand out more and make it easier for him to distinguish on the page. We coordinated the color of each subject title on his daily schedule with his weekly assignment sheet that details each subject and all the items that need to be completed in that subject on each given day.
When creating the schedule, we evaluated the following:
- pre-scheduled events for the day
- topics that my son can work on independently
- times when I need to teach a topic or assist older son with his work
- times when I need to be available to work with my younger son.
I have attended many seminars and read many more articles on the topic of "scheduling the school day", but until this point nothing had worked as smoothly. I'm glad we finally found something that is working for now.