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Do you have a 1st grader this year? Not sure what changes you need to make for your kindergarten student? I love having a list or visual homeschool schedule to show your child exactly what needs to be done.
See our 1st grade homeschool schedule to see what needs to be done.
Must-Read Homeschooling Books
Not sure where to start with homeschooling? Try reading these homeschool books that will help you get prepare and encourage you on this journey.
Homeschool Planning Guide for the Unorganized Mom: An easy-to-follow plan for successful homeschooling when you don’t even know where to startThe Unhurried Homeschooler: A Simple, Mercifully Short Book on HomeschoolingThe Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and LifeThe Call of the Wild and Free: Reclaiming Wonder in Your Child’s EducationTeaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable PeaceThe Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Fourth Edition)
My daughter is a box checker. She loves knowing what needs to be done and she loves feeling like a big girl so she can start on her work whenever she wants.
My daughter likes to get it done earlier in the day while my boys prefer to work in the afternoon after lunch.
You can see what we’re using for our 1st grade homeschool curriculum here.
I laminated our printable and then put it in a clipboard that belonged to her. It was super easy to change it out everyday if I needed to switch subjects.
If your child is not reading well yet, you can use a visual homeschool schedule instead. I laminated my cards and attached a magnet to them so that I could place them on my magnetic whiteboard.
You can see all of the cards I had above but there’s no way I’d do all of those subjects each and every day.
My daughter loved these and I also printed out chore cards that she was excited to complete.
I know, not sure how long this will last, but going to take advantage of it.
Homeschool Schedule Ideas
Want something more sturdy or a different system? There are these cool schedule pocket charts for your schedule or your calendar. Perfect for teaching your child the days of the week, months and the weather.
Scholastic Classroom Resources Pocket Chart Daily Schedule, Black (SC583865)Learning Resources Calendar & Weather Pocket Chart, Classroom Organization, Homeschool Supplies, School & Classroom Supplies, 136 Piece,Multi-color,30 3/4Magnetic Weekly Dry Erase Board Calendar Whiteboard – Magnetic Weekly Planner for Refrigerator – Stain Resistant Nano Technology – Bonus 3 Fine Tip Markers and Eraser, 10 Highlight Icons 16inchX12inchMagnetic Weekly Dry Erase Board Calendar for Refrigerator – Latest Premium Nano Technology Stops Stains -17×12” Calendar White Board for Fridge- 4 Fine Tip Markers and Large Eraser- Whiteboard Planner
1st Grade Homeschool Schedule
There’s a really good meme circulating around on Facebook that shows you how many hours of homeschooling can be done for each day. It basically says about an hour for each grade up to 6 hours for middle and high school students.
Just because the kids in public school are in class for 8 hours it does not mean that you have to homeschool for 8 hours a day.
So a first grader would school for an hour. When I say school, I mean sitting down seat work.
I don’t mean the time that they should be reading with you, playing with their toys, using educational apps or extra curricular activities.
Things that go long for us are projects so art, science or history can go longer if we’re doing a messy or hands-on project which is fine with me.
Our basics that we do every day are reading, math, writing, and phonics. No matter what, those always get done.
Then we’ll add in the rest like science, history, art, music or languages. But we don’t do each of those every single day.
Not sure where to start with homeschool planning? I hold your hand along the way in the Homeschool Planning Guide for the Unorganized Mom. Perfect for anyone just getting started with homeschooling.
2nd Grade Homeschool Schedule
I find that a homeschool schedule for both 1st and 2nd graders are quite similar in terms of the number of subjects but we can spend longer on each subject since your child can sit for a bit longer.
A 2nd grader can spend 2 hours doing homeschool seatwork.
Get your 1st grade homeschool schedule printables below so that you can create a routine for your child to follow.