SOW Charts ...
We have found by organizing and planning our day, week, month, year, etc., we are able to focus on the task God has given us to do, making sure the urgent does not crowd out the important things in life. These chart samples are actual charts we have used with our family. They are designed to train the student in stewardship principles. These charts are only samples of how to use the charts. You are to create your own using the master charts. Master charts are included in the SOW Teacher Edition for parents or teachers to copy and use. Master charts are not shown here. Other ideas on how to use the charts can be found in the SOW Curriculum.
Weekly Schedule: Independent Reader: This schedule is for the independent student or 6th-12th grader, those who can read the Bible and follow written directions. The student follows the daily schedule that has been specifically planned for him by the teacher. This is only a sample of what the reader schedule should look like. The teacher should create the student's schedule using the master charts. Most of the lessons (except for reading & math) can be teacher directed and taught to the whole family simultaneously or independently done by the student.
Weekly Schedule: Instructional or Non- reader: This schedule is only a sample of what the (K-5th) non-reader or instructional reader schedule could look like. The teacher should create each student's schedule using the master charts. Note: The non-reader or instructional reader's and the independent reader's schedules should correlate with one another. Most of the lessons (except for reading & math) can be teacher directed and taught to the whole family simultaneously. Because the non-reader or instructional reader is not an independent student yet, he will be requiring a lot more of the teacher's time teaching him how to read, obey authority, follow directions, and love God and His Word.
Daily Time Management: This chart was designed to teach the student principles, such as obedience to authority, following directions diligently, and faithfulness to the task with an attitude of cheerfulness. The student fills out this chart daily with close supervision by the parent or teacher.
Duty List: Teaching the student how to do personal, home, yard, and other chores is the teacher's responsibility. This chart keeps the student daily informed of his tasks. It is the student's duty to follow the instructions of the teacher.
Spiritual or Carnal Chart: As the traits of a spiritual or carnal person are defined and identified in our children's lives; then, we as parents can lead them to salvation through repentance and faith in Christ and then teach them how to consistently walk in the Spirit. "Those who are led by the Spirit will carry out the things of the Spirit." This chart is designed to teach our children how to walk with God.
Reward & Consequence: The scriptures teach us that there are consequences for our actions. This chart gives you an idea of some rewards and consequences we have used with our children. "Blessing for obedience, cursing for disobedience..."
Ledger: How to manage money, such as budgeting, saving, giving, etc., is an important stewardship principle that needs to be taught to our children. This chart is just one way we have taught our children these principles.
Goals: There is a saying, "if you aim at nothing, you will hit nothing". Writing down specific goals have helped us stay on course when making daily decisions. These goals are samples of our family's goals.
Student Progress Report: This chart is not on the internet. We use this report to chart each of our student's yearly progress. The teacher records each subject and title of books or course work used, hours daily spent on each subject, and evaluation ( grade, pass or fail, complete or incomplete), hobbies, ministries, tests, other interests, and a portfolio of the student's best work, etc. This can be used weekly or each semester as a report card, or yearly as a student progress report, or as a resume', or transcript to college, etc..
NOTE: More ideas are given in the SOW Curriculum on how to effectively use these charts.
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