Do you have a daily schedule for your child or for yourself? This will help you keep your child on track and this will also help them see what is expected of them for the day. If you’ve been following along in 31 day series to a better planned homeschool, don’t forget to see my weekly and monthly schedules as well.
I like writing out my daily schedules because it gives me and my child an idea of his workload for the day. This also eliminates the need to answer the questions, what do I do now/next every 10 minutes from your child. While some may prefer to plan using specific times, this doesn’t work for me particularly for the younger ages.
Things do get out of whack and then it bothers me when I get off the schedule so I like to use a schedule that list subjects in the order they should be completed.
So for my first grader this year, this would be his schedule for Monday:
- Music – 30 min
- Reading – 30 min
- Spelling – 10 min
- Math – 20 min
- Grammar – 10 min
- Writing – 15 min
- Science – 30 min
I didn’t write the time, but I wrote out the subjects and there was a checkbox that he used to mark what he had finished. He loves checking the boxes. I’d print the schedule out onto paper and place it in a sheet protector in his binder. I then write on his schedule with dry erase or wet erase marker. This was easy to wipe away and set up the next day.
Sometimes he’d like it when I put his schedule into our Crayola Dry Erase Board, he likes drawing on it.
If you have activities or plans for the day then a time schedule would be helpful for your child to keep them on track for the day and it also lets them plan ahead.
If you need more help creating your homeschool plans, the take a look at my Homeschool Planning for the Unorganized Mom eBook.
Follow along in my 31 Days to a Better Planned Homeschool series.