Hello, My name is Clarissa over at mywifestyles. I’m so excited to be talking to you guys about a homeschooling schedule that works best for my family. Although we are fairly new to homeschooling, and our schedule tends to get off course some days. I feel like my life is so much more organized with a routine and my kids actually listen to our day to day schedule which makes my life as a mother so much easier.
Now that we have been homeschooling for alittle over two years, it has become a lot easier on me. I have found a new patience (that I never thought I would find), and I’m starting to second guess on putting my son in regular school ever again. Here is my homeschooling schedule that works best for us.
Our Weekly Schedule
Ok, let me just say, my son is only in preschool. I by all means DO NOT stick to this schedule regularly. I am lenient when it comes to playtime and we do run errands every once in a while. But I still feel good having this schedule to keep in the mix of getting my kids on a routine.
Lets get more in depth of what we do during the day.
5:00 a.m. – My alarm goes off, which gives me about 2 hours of alone time (to catch up on emails, drink coffee, etc).
6:30 a.m. – I get my husbands breakfast and lunch for his day at work.
7:30 a.m. – Is about when my littlest will come out of her room. I’ll make a simple breakfast, cereal, waffles or toast, usually what they want for breakfast, (we aren’t big breakfast people).
7:45/8 a.m. – We start cleaning off our dining room table and I’ll change them for the day and brush their teeth. (We some days don’t change until a little before lunchtime).
8/10:30 a.m. – After getting changed and cleaned up we get his school stuff out (packets, cards, crayons, puzzles, books, etc.) and we do different types of activities (I signed him up for ABCMOUSE.COM and that’s where I get my curriculum on what he needs to learn that week, etc.)
10:30/11 a.m. – We clean up all school supplies and get ready for lunch.
11/11:45 a.m. – We are making and eating lunch.
12:00 p.m. – I put my 2 year old daughter down for a nap, and while I put her to sleep, Ethan is on ABCMOUSE.COM (he knows how to do it all by himself! I chime in time-to-time when he has questions)
12:45/3 p.m. – Is quiet time, my daughter normally falls asleep around 12:30 and doesn’t wake up until 2-3 p.m. So I’ll put a movie on for Ethan ( he doesn’t nap anymore) and I will normally sit in the kitchen and work on the computer.
4/5:30 p.m. – Is playtime/TV time (My husband normally arrives home by 5:30 p.m.) so the kids keep themselves occupied while I finish making dinner and keep this house clean.
5:30/6 p.m. – Is dinner time ( We clean up toys and rooms after dinner before bath).
6:30/7 p.m. – We are in bed reading a handful of books (Dr. Seuss is their favorite). There are also times where we get bored of the books and tell stories instead.
8:00 p.m. – lights are out and the kids fall asleep by themselves (normally) by 8:30 p.m. they are out).
9/10 p.m. – My husband and I get to relax (well I’ll clean the kitchen and pick up any last things that need to be done, and he will watch tv).
i definitely did my research on my homeschool schedule before actually writing it up, as I was clueless on how many hours kids really needed to “learn”. I hope this helps you out on where to get started.
Until Next Time
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