My students requested weekly assignments this year (as opposed to daily). Rebecca posted her assignment grid on the wall next to her desk. [I use Homeschool Tracker Plus to plan, schedule, and print.] Of course, I still expect the children to accomplish roughly a day’s worth of work on each day, but they prefer this illusion of flexibility 🙂
If you’re looking for a gentle way to introduce typing to your children, try this link. Free and fun. The graphics and dialogue were goofy–probably geared toward younger students. Nevertheless, my budding typists voluntarily spent more time than I required as they enjoyed speeding through levels and stages. Both graduated from Dance Mat Typing within a 2-week period. And I’ve since noticed them using the touch-type method (rather than their former hunt-and-peck method) for a composition assignment. Hurray!