Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Drafting Our Daily Schedule
Okay, so here goes, take one! I've drafted my planned daily schedule for this school year. I wrote it in pen, but probably should've started in pencil, because I'm leaving plenty of room for changes and flexibility.
My scheduling goals are to:
1) Give the core subjects priority.
2) Spend quality time with each of my littles - including the two not "in school" yet.
3) Allow for natural breaks in the day, as well as time spent in free play and outside.
4) Give time to reinforcing our learning by having fun with the subjects.
5) Build good habits.
6) READ lots.
No particular order to these goals. What do you think? Any I've missed?
I know I like peeks into the days of other homeschool families, so, if you're curious like me, here's our daily schedule - take one!
7:00 AM - I wake up, work out/shower, coffee/read Bible/pray
8:00 AM - Littles wake, straighten, freshen up/dress
Eat breakfast & clean up breakfast
9:00 AM - Read Bible snuggled together
Draw about verses & listen to classical music. AWANA verse review
10:00 AM - Reading; group phonics & poetry
Seatwork & individual lessons
Tot activity with Oliver
11:00 AM - Outside/inside play; nature walks
12:00 PM - Lunch & clean up lunch
1:00 PM - CC grammar review, reinforcement & notebooking
Read Aloud time
2:00 PM - Math lessons
Naps for the younger two
3:00 PM - Quiet time for the older two
4:00 PM - leftover work & free time
5:00 PM - Dinner prep
If we finish our work early in any time slot, it's bonus time to spend freely!