Many people think that because we homeschool that means we are HOME all the time, which for us is just not the case. Both Ken and I like to travel and see new places, and once we had kids we made the decision to bring them along for the ride. One of the many benefits of homeschooling for us is that we are free to take a quick trip to Lake George NY or a three week trip to Disney World and we don’t have to worry about missing school lessons. But I still need to have a plan……
Disclaimer: The post sponsored by Flexible School Schedule and I really hope they are able to launch this campaign because I need this app!!
While it’s fun to hop in the car and go, I have to admit now that the girls are getting older I need to plan a bit more and I need to start keeping track of what we are doing during school time. Here in NJ I don’t have to report to the state, but because we are a foster family we have the state in our house monthly and if we are ever asked I want to have the information right at my fingertips.
Add in all the foster care appointments, regular medical appointments, Classical Conversations campus days, field trips, play dates and library due dates it can be downright impossible to keep everything straight. I’ve looked a few times for an app that could be synced with my laptop and my phone where I could have our insane calendar, track school days, lesson plans and stay on top of any vacation travel – but I hadn’t found one until today:
The Homeschool Planning App:
Flexible School Schedule is a web app for planning and tracking your family’s homeschool. It’s structured enough to keep you on track but flexible enough to let life happen. Plan your year by flexible terms and weeks per term, not rigid dates and times on a calendar that tend come undone once real life begins to happen.
One of the reasons many of us chose to homeschool was so each child could move at their own pace. And when we homeschool, life still happens (sickness, family, even the occasional bit of fun). Rigid plans are not workable plans because homeschool life is rarely rigid.
How the Homeschool Planning App Can Help You
Can one child go faster with math? Does another need to go a little slower with reading? Flexible School Schedule can handle it. Even if you must stop school for a couple of days, simply pick back up right where you left off. No alerts screaming that you’re falling behind and no piling up supposedly overdue work onto the current day. Move through each subject at the proper pace for each child.
Flexible School Schedule is about recording what you actually did, when you did it and how long it took you to do it. Progress bars provide an overview of each child’s advancement. Beautifully formatted, customizable and printable reports keep your records up to date and assist you with fulfilling state requirements. Flexible School Schedule works with your life, not against it.
Can I get an WOOHOO?! They are launching a Kickstarter Campaign to get the app funded and start development on it. If you are like me and you’ve been looking for an app that can sync with your phone/tablet so you can have all your planning literally in the palm of your hand – this is totally for you. Head over, read all about the Flexible School Schedule and see if it’s something you would like to help launch!