I am always looking for ways to make my life and homeschool more efficient so I can have more time to do the things I love. Just recently I came upon a new app that promises flexibility in homeschool scheduling and still gives you detailed reports for your records.
When we first started homeschooling, I had our entire lesson plans for the year planned out by day on our calendar. Within a week I realized I had created a form of torture on a calendar. If an impromptu field trip came up, we would be off the schedule and I would frantically work to get us back on the schedule. If one of the kids got sick, everything would come to a screeching halt and I would spend hours rescheduling our week. My beautiful, detailed schedule sucked the joy out of homeschooling and I realized there was no way I could keep my sanity and this schedule.
That first year was a nightmare until I realized I had to learn to be more flexible. But, unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of scheduling products out there that leave room to be flexible. And, if they do, they don’t work well with homeschooling – especially Charlotte Mason with a dash of unschool homeschooling. So, when I discovered a new homeschool scheduling app, I thought I would take a closer look.
Flexible Homeschool – The Web App
Flexible Homeschool is a web scheduling app for homeschoolers. It was created by veteran homeschoolers who, just like me, are in the middle of schooling their children while also dealing with what life throws at us. They designed this app to work with parents as they juggle school, community, extracurriculars, sickness, and whatever else sends our schedules in a downward spiral.
Some of Flexible Homeschool’s Great Features
With Flexible Homeschool, each student can work at their own pace. Every student has the subjects they excel in and those that they struggle with daily. Flexible Homeschool allows each student the flexibility to work at different paces in different subjects.
Most scheduling aides center planning around specific tasks being accomplished on specific dates. Planning in Flexible Homeschool is family and child centered not calendar centered. Simply record what you did and how long it took you to do it.
The scratchpad gives you the ability to jot down notes to remind you of items you want to get to at a later date. Which is entirely more logical than the 4000 sticky notes method I currently use.
You can also keep a list of resources you are currently using or plan to use in the future including links to websites.
Why You Should Check Out Flexible Homeschool App
- You’re helping a homeschool family launch a dream.
Phillip and Lanaya have been homeschooling their four children for over a decade. For almost a year they have been dreaming and planning Flexible Homeschool. Now that they have completed the app, you can support another homeschool family by using a homeschooler designed product.
- You need a schedule that works with your life.
Flexible Homeschool is unique because it is designed around the pace of each child and the life of the family, not rigid dates and times on a calendar. It’s structured enough to keep you on track but flexible enough to let life happen.
- You have very little to lose.
You can get a 30 day free trial for just a dollar. That’s less than the cost of a Starbuck’s coffee (or in my case a Route 44 Coke Zero). If you absolutely hate it, your only out a buck. But, I’m betting you’ll see it’s worth more than $1.
If you are a homeschooler who needs a digital planner that can be flexible, then Flexible Homeschool is for you.
Hi, I’m Dachelle. I’m a homeschooling mom of 3 in the South. I love chocolate and have been known to hide it from my children. I can often be found reading a good book (or even sometimes just an okay book) and enjoying a jar of Nutella — don’t judge. I blog, here, at HideTheChocolate.com when I’m not creating book clubs and making lists…lots and lots of lists (it’s an addiction). Learn more…