Although there is no such thing as a 'typical homeschool day', I thought it would be useful to share what our homeschool daily schedule looks like.
Even though we are fairly relaxed in our homeschooling, I do like to have some structure to the day. It helps me to feel less overwhelmed and more 'capable' (this doesn't mean I am more capable - just that I feel it!).
Even though this is officially the 'learning part of our homeschool day, I keep it relaxed. If something catches our attention then we will take a tangent to study it further.
12.00am Time for Lunch
1.00pm If we are not running errands, we use the afternoon for walking the dog, playing in the garden (or some kind of sport) and blogging. If the weather is bad then we play games, do home school crafts, and read some more!
This tends to be the time of day when we have our most interesting discussions. It is also when the children take advantage of anything I have strewn for them.
3.00pm The computer-game blackout is now over for the day, so the children often play on the PC until teatime.
5.00pm and beyond After tea, we often settle down together to either listen to an audiobook, or watch some TV. My husband is pretty good at finding good documentaries and recording them, so we usually have something interesting to watch.
It may sound all a little relaxed!
The problem with homeschooling is that you tend to 'live' the learning, rather than it being something separate. It all really just becomes part of the same thing. The learning happens so naturally throughout the homeschool day that you forget you are learning. And I think that one of the main benefits of homeschooling.