Flexible Homeschool App is designed around the concept of Flexible Timeframes rather than specific dates on a calendar. Understanding the basics of this concept will help you get started with the app.
In many ways we already use the concept of flexible timeframes in our everyday homeschool life. For instance, we think of a School Year as a flexible span of time. It can have starts and stops. It’s not a specific period of 12 months. In our minds a School Year is a rather flexible concept.
Terms have flexibility built into them as well. You can have any number of Terms and those Terms can be any number of weeks.
It is the idea of a week where our thinking gets rigid. We tend to think of a week as 5 consecutive school days or, more specifically, as September 3rd through the 7th. However, Flexible Homeschool App treats a week much more flexibly.
For instance, in the app, Week 3 is simply the third week you do school, not specifically September 3rd - 7th. So if you take two calendar weeks to complete Week 3, the app can handle it without any effort on your part because a week is considered a timeframe for flexible planning and execution, not a rigid set of dates on a calendar.
When scheduling School Work in the app, the concept of “Segments Per Week” is used (For instance, 3 segments per week) rather than the actual dates on the calendar (Sept 3rd, 5th & 7th).
Segments are roughly equivalent to weekdays. They can even be labeled accordingly. For instance, you could do two segments of math on Tuesday if you had to get things done more quickly that week. You can even change the Weekday label if you like. The app easily flexes around the realities of your life.
Because the app is built around flexible timeframes, there are three pro tips we want to share with you right from the top.
Once you get going, the flexibility of the app and the tremendous advantage that flexibility provides will become much more obvious, but it’s good to be familiar with these foundational concepts before you begin.