Most of us, at some point, need to sit down and make a home school schedule. Even if you have a fairly relaxed approach to homeschooling, planning how to schedule homeschool activities will help you to make the most of your homeschool day.
But creating a daily schedule that works for your family can be a bit daunting. You are probably wondering what you need to include - and what you can leave out!
Let's take a look at what things you need to think about, with this type of homeschooling schedule. And show you what would an example look like.
Firstly, What type of homeschooler are you? Do you like everything 'just so', or are your days more relaxed?
On days when we are not seeing friends, or on homeschooling field trips, we tend to follow a relaxed structure. In our typical homeschool day we tend to do most of our learning in the morning. I change our schedule around to keep things fresh, but generally I just use a checklist to keep us on track.
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If you are looking for more structure to your day, then think about the following;
Are you able to plan the work ahead precisely - such as when using a curriculum? With my example homeschool weekly schedule, I planned out the entire term - but used a weekly checklist to plan my daily homeschool schedule. This give me plenty of flexibility during the week to work around other commitments - but still kept me on track overall.
Different schedules have worked well for us at different times. The key is to keep flexible, and enjoy your homeschooling.
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