The Time to the Hour Worksheet is a way of turning your children’s homework into a fun-filled experience. We all have a busy schedule and may find ourselves trying to juggle between work, family and other commitments, but at times we find ourselves not being able to give it all that we can to our kids.
Hour Worksheets was developed for this purpose. There are many different variations to this classic concept, but they all offer the same general structure. The system gives you a central time in which you can make changes to the work for each lesson.
The first element is the time each lesson is to be finished. You need to take some time to get familiar with the system, so that you know when to start working on a section. If you know the lesson time when the majority of your child’s class will be finished, then it will be easier to stick to that plan.
The next element is what to do with the lesson in the evening. In addition to the time given above, each lesson should have a lesson plan attached to it that details what to do after it is completed. That way you know exactly what to do and don’t have to panic about the work being done in the last few minutes.
The final element is the lesson. Each lesson has three parts, an outline, working files and problem files. A good lesson will have only one file, and this is usually the working files.
The next part of this system is the two formats in which the lesson can be viewed; in real time or as an outline. To view the lesson as an outline, it is important to first work out the lesson outline and then go back and edit it. The way the problem files are numbered on the worksheet will help with this, so make sure that you use them.
As far as time goes, each lesson should be somewhere around fifteen minutes in length. Each element is usually given time, so the whole thing will often fit nicely into a single working session. You can print out a number of these worksheets to give out to the children and do as homework, and they will appreciate it.
Hour Worksheets can be used to develop a good lesson plan and have fun doing it, too. They allow you to set up several options for each day, with plenty of time to incorporate a little bit of each element each day, so that you know when you need to do that element. They also allow you to go back to them at any time and look at how well the lesson has gone and make changes if needed.