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Do you have a 3rd grader? Not sure how their homeschool schedule should look? They’re ready to take on a bit more than last year but you’re not sure how much.
We follow a more relaxed 3rd grade homeschool schedule. I don’t do a timed schedule. That would just freak us all out if we got behind, it’s not my style.
But I do have a task list for my kids to complete so they know what’s expected of them and they know when they’ll be done.
Homeschooling is a lot of work, and it can be stressful.
You struggle with what curriculum to use, how much time you should spend on each subject, and if your kids are getting enough exercise. In addition to all the stress of homeschooling, there’s also the challenge of finding free resources for teaching different subjects.
Your kids have too many extracurricular activities, with so much going on, it can be hard to get through a homeschool day without losing your mind!
I’ve come up with a relaxed 3rd grade homeschool schedule that will work for just about any family. This schedule has been tried and tested by our own children over the past few years, so we know it works!
Our third grader loves her new routine because she gets plenty of time playing outside or screen time while still being able to do some reading or math practice each morning. In this post, I’ll show you exactly what our daily routine looks like so that you can create
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Need something more sturdy? You can try one of these daily schedules, I love visual schedules and as long as it’s easy to implement and your child can see what they’re doing each day, that’s a win.
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There are days when my child doesn’t get to everything, however, math, reading, and writing are done every day at the very least.
Sometimes science and art get kicked to the curb and I use Friday to catch up on things we missed during the week.
How long should a 3rd grader homeschool?
If she does everything without on her list and doesn’t mess around, she can be one in 3 hours.
They say you should spend an hour for each grade they are in up to 6th grade. Then it’s 6 hours for grade 7 and up.
I want you to use this as a guide, it won’t always be the same. There are things my child can get through pretty quickly and there are other things she doesn’t like and will just space out or find other things to occupy her time so she needs more redirection.
Do we go 3 hours straight? Nope.
There’s a snack and outside time in between. We don’t school in the mornings, we get started after lunch, ah love the flexibility of homeschooling.
You might like the weekly schedule instead of setting up a daily one each day so you only have to plan it out once a week.
This looks more cluttered and my daughter likes the daily schedule because she attaches it to her clipboard and can get started without me.
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Don’t want to create your own homeschool schedule? No worries, grab one of these more durable hanging schedules that you can create for your homeschooler.
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