Finish Strong Friday – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool


Friday is the last day of the school week and for many of us a work week. Let’s finish the week strong with school and work, including your work around the house. The benefit of getting your house stuff finished before Saturday is that you have time for Family Fun Day. How many of us remember spending the day on Saturday cleaning house? Do you still hold to that? By using the Zone Missions daily and doing the Weekly Home Blessings during the week, you free up a whole day that you can use for your family to have fun.

How is your school schedule? Are you on track with your plans for the year? Do you need to make adjustments? Remember that children do not progress at the same rate. If you child is struggling with a subject, there is nothing wrong with taking it slow. Sometimes a short break from a subject is helpful, too. You are in charge of your schedule. Don’t put pressure on yourself or your child to fit into a box on when he/she should finish a subject. In our homeschool, we take short breaks from math over Holidays, but we pretty much stick to doing math year round. That helps with their retention. I also assign reading to them all year long. That way, we have time to keep skills sharp and go slow when we need to go slow. Math has transition points, and you want to allow your child to master skills versus pushing them through. Don’t over schedule your child with school work and activities. Allow them some free time for creative play each day. They learn so much from this time. Provide them with things they can make or build or create from scratch.

If you have any questions or tips, please email me. I enjoy hearing from my readers.

Zone Mission: Zone 2 – The Kitchen: Get a damp cloth and wipe down the exhaust vent above your stove.



  • Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
  • Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
  • Swish and Swipe
  • Start Your Laundry
  • Decide on Dinner
  • Check Your Calendar
  • Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.


 Afternoon Routine:
  • Eat Lunch
  • Clear off One Hot Spot
  • Reboot the Laundry
  • Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
  • Drink Your Water

Before Bed: (This starts right after dinner.)

  • Check the Calendar for Tomorrow
  • Lay out Your Clothes for Tomorrow (Have your children lay their clothes out, too.)
  • Put things at your launch pad
  • Shine Your Sink
  • Clean Off a Hot Spot
  • Go to Bed at Decent Hour

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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at

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