This week “A Day in the Life” is the focus of the Not Back-to-School blog hop going on at Heart of the Matter. So, I thought I’d share a sample schedule, which sort of reflects our daily routine when school is in session. The book Managers of Their Homes by Steve and Teri Maxwell was quite helpful in putting this together.
7:30 a.m. – dress, make beds, do other morning chores
We use the chores system from Accountable Kids, which is really helpful.
8:30 a.m. – breakfast and clean up kitchen, review memory verses
9 a.m. – prayers, sing a hymn, Bible lesson, calendar
9:30 a.m. – oldest works on spelling and handwriting lessons while Mom works with youngest (craft project, abcs, reading a book, or doing dot-to-dot)
10 a.m. – oldest does math lesson with Mom while youngest listens to a book on CD and then plays with puzzle or blocks or Lincoln logs or dress up
10:30 a.m. – snack/recess break
11 a.m. – history lesson (mom reads aloud to both) and/or science lesson
11:30 a.m. – oldest does language lesson with Mom while youngest is free to play or look at books
noon – lunch break and clean up
1 p.m. – oldest practices piano while youngest reads with Mom
1:30 p.m. – quiet time for Mom, oldest reads in her room while youngest rests/naps in her room
3 p.m. – oldest briefly narrates/summarizes her reading to Mom; all enjoy a light snack
3:15 p.m. – errands, chores, various extracurricular activities and dinner prep
5:30 p.m. – dinner and clean up
6:15 p.m. – girls play while Mom and Dad talk
7:15 p.m. – read-aloud chapter book (read by either Mom or Dad)
7:45 p.m. – bedtime chores
8 p.m. – prayers and kids tucked into bed
Whew! It makes me tired just when I type it all out! And since we don’t start this school year until Sept. 1, this is basically last year’s routine, which will need to be adjusted to make room for new stuff, like a reading lesson for my youngest. Every year and every day is different, and I strive to be flexible and welcome God to interupt our day. After all, He knows exactly the number of days planned for us and He is the ultimate homeschool planner, as I blogged about here.
God bless your school year and happy blog-hopping!