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Adding Chores

With Homeschool Planet you can track all sorts of things in addition to your student’s academic endeavors. Learn how to add chores to your calendar with the tutorial found below!

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Adding Chores

If you are adding the same assignment each day to a class that is already set-up go straight to step #5

  1. After logging into your account, click on a blank space in your calendar, then select the “Everything Else” option.
  2. In the “Create Activity” window, fill in the name of the chore in the “Activity:” field. Use the drop-down menu in the “Category:” field to select the “Chores” or “Add a Category” to create your own category. Use the “For Whom:” drop-down menu to select your student(s).
  3. Next, you will want to determine the time frame for your chore using the drop-down menu for the “When” field. There are quite a few preset options as well as a “More choices” option for creating a customized schedule. Here are the steps for creating a customized schedule:
    1. Select the “More choices” option in the drop-down menu which will open the “Edit custom schedule” window.
    2. In the “When” drop-down menu, select “Custom schedule…” at the bottom of the list.
    3. When this option is selected, you will be able to choose a repeat pattern, specific days, and times. To the left of these fields, you will also be able to set the “Starting” and “Until” dates.
    4. When you are satisfied with your schedule selections, click the “Save” button in the bottom left of the window which will take you back to the “Create Class” window.
  4. If you have chosen one of the preset options in step 3, choose your “Starting:” and “Until” dates and an “At this time:” if you want the class to be held at a specific time. Go to Step #6.
  5. (If you are planning to add chores to an activity that is already set-up simply choose the title of the activity from the Calendar and then choose Edit from the pop-up box.)
  6. Next go to the Tasks tab, in the “Show” fields, select your “From:” and “Through:” time frame for a repeating assignment.
  7. For a single chore, below the “Show:” section, locate the “To every scheduled day, add this:” field and enter your information.
  8. Select the “Add” button and a confirmation window will open. Review the information, select the appropriate button to either fix or make them all the same. If you are happy with your plan, select the “Yes, make them all the same” option, and another confirmation window will open. Review the information in this window, then select the “OK, add them” button.
  9. For multiple chores per day choose the “Assignment generator options” link and follow the prompts. *This process follows the same guidelines as adding multiple assignments.
  10. That’s it! Select Save & Close!

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