I remember battling this issue in our early years of using the MFW grids. I'm now in my 7th year of working from a grid (11th year of homeschooling). Now I just do the next day wherever we left off, I got tired of the battle
I would get so worked up and push, push
, PUSH the kids to do double the work on some days so that I could get MY days lined up on MY teacher's grid. I have realized that the kids are fairly oblivious to MY schedule. They just do whatever work I put in front of them. They don't care that it is Monday and we are supposedly "doing Wednesday's work". As I look at my TM today, I notice that the grid is marked off in 5 columns, but they are not labeled with a day, so really you can put your own day at the top and PRESTO! you're doing the right work on the right day
See how that works!
Letting go of this issue brings such freedom! I don't stress out about missing a day of school anymore, because it is messing up my perfect schedule
In fact I even started our school year this year on a Tuesday, so we were off from the get go, by choice
Believe me, I know
the struggle, BTDT! But it really doesn't have to be an issue.
I just want to encourage you to not let the grid be your task master, it is only there as a guide to keep you moving through the year. I would also add a comment here to not skip a day in an effort to do the first colomn's work on a Monday. Each day's work is important and builds from day to day, week to week, so I would not want to miss some of that history or science info. Just keep plugging along and chances are another day will mess up "the schedule" more and then you'll be "off" by two days.... Like I said, I got tired of the never ending battle to keep it "lined up". It just doesn't matter in the whole scope of things. There are more important things demanding my mental attentions, that I don't need to be fretting over my schedule constantly.
I hope I'm not comming across wrong and that you feel the loving care in this post. We homeschool moms have so much to balance and think about and do, that I hate to see people derail over the little things. It'll be OK, Really