Homeschool moms can be easily sucked right into the vortex of homeschool scheduling, never to be heard from again! But seriously, setting up homeschool schedules can take way too much time and effort. If this sounds all too familiar, then see why Trello makes it easy and efficient, even if you’re not techie.
So, what exactly is Trello anyway?
Trello is a free online site (and app) which acts as a list and task organizer. I consider it like a whole desktop of sticky notes without the paper clutter.
You have the ability to manage, manipulate, reschedule, and basically make your lists work for you instead of feeling burdened by a rigid system.
You can have it on the family computer, and every child can access it via that device. Or you can access it on kindles or smart phones.
If you really don’t like the idea of your kids finding their daily tasks online, then you could still plan the year with Trello, but print their weekly Trello boards onto paper, and have them check off the tasks on a physical list.
How much time does Trello take to set up homeschool schedules?
Even if you’re a paper planner kind of girl (I am!), you can still make use of Trello for homeschool schedules, especially for your kids.
If you still have littles (like under 4th grade), I recommend workboxes for a great visual flow throughout the school day.
But if you have kids in 5th grade or above, and especially high school, then you really need to harness the magic of Trello for homeschool schedules!
It takes about 30 minutes for me to set up 4 Trello master boards for our school year. Each child in 5th grade and above gets a board on Trello.
Then, it takes me 5 minutes max every Friday to copy boards for the next week.
My teens know exactly what’s expected from them, and I can keep track of their progress.
When they check off everything for the day, they know they’re done!
What problems does Trello solve?
Have you ever written out a homeschool plan, only to have interruptions to your plan and find yourself needing to erase it all and start over? Or having to move today’s tasks back a day or two because the kids got sick?
Yes, these kinds of things can be frustrating if you’re using a rigid schedule and homeschool plan.
But with Trello, you can easily move assignments around and keep your planning as flexible as it needs to be.
Here are some other benefits of Trello:
- online (no paper clutter)
- keeps teens accountable
- easy to use
- easy to keep up with weekly
Where can I find out more about homeschool schedules?
Trello has been an amazing tool for our homeschool for the past 5 years or more. I’ve done detailed videos and posts about how to practically get it set up, so I’ll link to those below!
Using Trello is one way that I’ve been able to manage my time well as a homeschool mom. And I think you’ll love it too.
- Download the Trello for High School Schedules Cheatsheet <<
- How to Organize Your Homeschool Schedule on Trello
- How to Plan Your Homeschool Year on Trello
- Trello for High School Schedules
- Trello for High School Project Management
>> Find the entire Time Management for Homeschool Moms series <<