As children grow, so do the routines and schedules we have with them. Homeschooling looks very different for everybody, but one of the most frequent questions I hear from moms is, “What is your daily schedule like?”
We have school days Monday-Friday. We take the weekend off. I sneak in letter writing on an odd Sunday afternoon (they both have pen pals), or a home Spelling Bee or some other “school activity” which is fun for them, but I don’t tell them it’s school and I don’t record it as such.
They get a 10-minute break between subjects – they can play or practice their tae kwon do forms and moves or do something else that is physical (no computer). It’s like crop rotation. We have used the brain, now it is time to tax the body a bit.
So here it is, our daily schedule as of 2017:
8:00-8:30 Wake up, make bed, dress up, start a load of laundry if necessary
8:30-9:00 Breakfast (we listen to their orchestra pieces while eating)
9:00-9:30 Devotional (includes Bible memorization)
9:30-10:00 Language Arts
10:30-11:00 Piano Practice
11:00-11:30 Violin Practice
11:30-12:00 History/Science (alternate days) Continue reading