Well, after some deep thinking I’ve come up with a schedule that will hopefully make it possible to fit in all our wonderful curriculum plans for this year! Let me start off by saying that this is not really the way I like to do things. This schedule is going to be WAY too precise and detailed. I love having a basic skeleton of a schedule in mind, with lots of room to play around inside it. But that won’t allow us to complete everything this year, so I’m trying this instead–with the thought that hopefully it will only be for one year!
Furthermore, this is my “dream” schedule–the ideal. I’m sure we will rarely, if ever, do it exactly like this! We have quite a few “extras” that are going to mess with this schedule: band at the Christian School (4 days a week for B, 2 days for J), violin lessons on Wednesday mornings, and piano lessons on Thursday mornings. We might be doing a co-op on Fridays. Our speech class is on Tuesday afternoons. See my curriculum post for more details on what we’re using.
The schedule–from Mom’s point of view:
6:00-7:00 Wake, Bible Time, Get baby and myself ready
7:00-8:00 Breakfast for me and baby (and little ones if they’re awake), emails
8:45 Baby to nap
9:00-9:30 Phonics lesson with R (8yrs.)
9:30-9:45 Phonics lesson with T (6 yrs.)
9:45-10:00 Phonics lesson with L (4 yrs.)
10:00-10:45 Morning Group Time (choose from Pray, Sing, Practice Memory Verses, Jesus Storybook Bible, Answers for Kids, Science lesson, library books, SQUILT, Enrichment Studies, Art lesson)
10:45-11:15 Independent meeting with M (9 yrs.)
11:15-11:45 Independent meeting with B (12 yrs.)
11:45-1:00 Lunch, chores, blogging
1:00 Baby to nap
1:15-2:00 Afternoon Group Time (History/Geography lesson, read-aloud biography, read-aloud novel)
2:00-2:30 Independent meeting with J (11 yrs.)
2:30-3:30 Rest and Read
3:30-4:30 House chores, office work, homeschool planning, sewing
4:30-5:15 Dinner Prep
By the way, to help me with scheduling and planning, I used the book Managers of Their Homes–so helpful!
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