I was asked recently by a fellow mom who was interested to know more about our homeschooling schedule at home. The beauty of homeschooling is that there is no “formula” for homeschooling. Though it is best to set a daily habit for your kid’s body clock. For a family who don’t have helpers at home, we usually start our homeschooling at 10am. This gives me time to do all household chores in the morning and ample of time for the kids to get organized.
10 am We start off by reading the Bible together. Then we have discussion. After, the kids write on their journal what they learned.
1045 am Big sister usually starts off with one of her subjects which needs less involvement from me (subjects with a lot of reading) while I work with the little boy. Since the little boy is just in preschool, we have fewer subjects and lesser “school” work.
12 pm lunch and lunch break
1 pm start studying together again. I usually finish little boy’s work first so I can work with big sister in her other subjects
330 pm We usually finish by this time.
4 pm onwards Do sports activities or attend ballet classes.
I certainly think that we should be studying earlier so we can cover more lessons in a day. For the coming school year, my target is to finish all house hold chores before 9am. Just like when we started our homeschooling journey 2 years ago.
Here are some tips on making your schedule work which I learned over the past 2 years that we have been homeschooling:
- Don’t stress if you aren’t able to follow your scheduled subjects for the day. Evaluate what seems to be causing the lag and make adjustments. A benefit of homeschooling is being able to tailor fit your child’s schedule to his or her learning curve to optimize learning.
- Don’t turn on the computer or the social networking sites if you are still working with your kids. This will be a definite source of distraction. Remember, the reason why you are homeschooling your kids is because you want to provide quality education.
- Prepare for the lessons in advance. If you are making projects, make sure that the materials are all available at home. At least browse through the lessons for tomorrow to prepare yourself.
- List all you need to accomplish for the day or week. Prioritize the important activities and do them first. Leaving the other activities either at the end of the day or to be done on some other day.
- De clutter ever week. This will keep your work area and study area tidy and less crowded, making the place more conducive to learning.
- Take a breatther! You are not super woman. Have some “me” time early in the morning or late in the afternoon or evening – read books, listen to music or whatever relaxes you.
- When your current schedule doesn’t work – adjust.
Do you have some tips which you can share with us?
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