Writing down a to-do list is just a tool to help you stay organized in the homeschool classroom. It is however only effective when followed up with a completion report. Just as you have a list of things to be done in a week on your to-do list, at the end of the week you need to write down exactly what all you managed to cross off the list. Here’s how it helps.
Clear Progress Marker
This completion report will allow you to see the progress you made during the week. Similarly you can have a completion report for the month, the quarter and even the year. Since the to-do list already specifies the goals you need to achieve, think of this as your progress monitor towards achieving those goals.
Time Consumer Identifier
Sometimes you can figure out how you overestimated the time you would need for a specific task. In other cases you may find that you didn’t schedule enough time for a particular activity. The completion report will help you better identify the time taken for each task on your to- do list.
Sense of Accomplishment
As you write down the completion report, you will get a good look at what all you managed to achieve that week. This tends to build up your level of satisfaction. You feel that you are going places. This motivates you and allows you to perform even better the next week.
Planning Future Goals
As you work through your weekly to -do list you will be able to plan your activities better. Subsequent lists will be more realistic in terms of time versus activities planned. Allowing you to make more progress in the same time duration.
Making Conscious Choices
Your procrastination is now tackled as you make conscious choices to work through the to- do list in order to have a bunch of stuff to add to your completion report. This means that your homeschool classroom and your household related chores both get a boost. Leaving you feeling more in control of things and with time for everything on your to- do list.