Obviously, I have not figured out how to use my planner.
Since the planning page was illegible by mid-week, I decided to use the journaling page to list what we did accomplish.
I have had four school days. I have tried four different schedules. Friday was the best. Tomorrow we will build on Friday.
Friday I got Thing2 started playing in his room (got down a toy from a box he had not seen in months and helped him set it up and get interested) then quickly worked through the four basics with Thing1. This took about an hour or less, and then the boys were happy to play and do "extra" activities. This was the most peaceful day we have had. When the school work is harder and lasts longer, I predict that I will like the idea of interspersing fun with work in the workboxes. But for now, the morning sprint scheme looks most promising.
I have had less than optimal results in the area of housework this week. Case in point:
We will try, try again.