Are you looking for a good Homeschool Schedule that works for your family? Are you frustrated by not being able to "fit it all in?
Each home will have their own homeschool schedule that works just for that particular home. Looking at the guidelines of setting up a schedule is the best way to personalize your own.
Just because one schedule works for one family, it may not necessarily work for another family. The best homeschooling schedules are tailored to the needs of individual families.
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Homeschool Schedule Guidelines
In the real world, there is a time to get up and a time to go to bed.
My biggest concern when I started homeschooling my children was that they develop good habits. My children learn from me, because I am their teacher and their mom!!
No matter what they do in life, they will need the discipline to get up in the morning and to go to bed at a proper time.
Children need boundaries. I have found my children do much better when they know exactly what is expected of then.
In either case, it is important to now what days you plan on doing school and for how long... All year, 3 months on and one month off, or 9 months on and 3 months off.
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Some of my little ones take naps in the afternoon...put that in the schedule.
My younger ones finish school earlier. This leaves me with more time in the afternoon to help the 4 older children and do music practice.
In my schedule, I try to do all the cleaning and vacuuming while my older ones are independently working on school.
My preschool, kindergarten and first grade children (yes even my two year old) follow me around and help me clean. Check out age appropriate chores for preschool children. Then around 9:30, I start the younger ones on school.
But don't forget grocery shopping, doctor appointments, music lessons... Don't let these times change your schedule...just add it in.
Mom does less work if everyone is pitching in.
In our household, everyone needs to be showered, dressed, hair brushed, bed made, bathroom clean,and room cleaned BEFORE breakfast. With five bedrooms, that is five less rooms I need to clean in the morning. This works for after school and before bed as well.
Then put how long each of these might take to accomplish.
On a before breakfast schedule: Certain chore or tasks are accomplished before breakfast...OR...Math, Science, and History or finished before lunch.
Depending what works best for you is the type of schedule you pick.
Now What? Sit down and create your unique homeschool schedule!
It is important to have a schedule for homeschooling, yet be flexible, don't let the schedule control you.
It is just a guideline to help you accomplish your daily tasks. Try many different schedules to find the one that works best.
In the end, your hard work will pay off and everyone in the home will be happier for your time and effort!
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