Friday, September 5, 2014

Our Typical Homeschool Day

Many people ask me what a typical schedule is like when homeschooling. As with every aspect of homeschooling, all families are different and benefit from diverse schedules which fit into their daily lifestyles. This is what a "normal" day at our house is like:
7:00-8:30 The kids wake up
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-11:30/12:00 School time with a snack break
12:00-1:30 Free play
1:30-2:30 Lunch
2:30-3:30 Foreign Language/Piano
3:30-5:00 Free play with a snack
5:00-6:00 Independent work
6:00-7:30 Dinner
7:30-8:00 Bedtime routine
8:00-8:45 Read/T.V.
The best thing about this year-round homeschool schedule is the flexibility. There are some days when the kids wake up at 6:30 a.m., and I am making breakfast before 7:30. However, on other days the kids won't wake up until 8:30 or 9:00. I usually let them sleep if I know they went to bed later than usual the night before, or they are not feeling well. Ultimately, I do not stress myself out completely to follow a routine, but I am sure to accomplish my weekly lesson plans.