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. Learn how to create a daily homeschool schedule easily here!
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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.
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How to Create a Daily Homeschool Schedule
Keep in mind that this schedule can easily be tailored to what is going to be a good fit for you and your child. (This is the great part about homeschooling!) 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.
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To find out the best way that homeschooling works for your family, it’s also a good idea to understand how your family works. This is a real realization that needs to be addressed.
The great thing about homeschooling is that it does give you the flexibility to figure out and plan your day in a way that will benefit you and the kids, too.
As you can notice from my daily homeschooling schedule above, I don’t have start times listed out as those tends to vary. Life happens or there just might be days when we start a bit later than other days or go a bit longer, too.
Being flexible and giving yourself grace is a good reminder for all homeschooling parents to have. There is always time in the day to get things done and you can adjust your schedule as needed. You just don’t want to try to make a habit out of changing up your schedule too much.
If you need more help creating your homeschool plans, the take a look at my Homeschool Planning for the Unorganized Mom eBook.
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