Our kindergarten homeschool schedule is very relaxed, I follow their interests and keep things light and fun while focusing on the basics: math, reading and writing.
School for my kindergarten student can take anywhere from 1 hour to 2 hours a day. You can see what we used for our Kindergarten homeschool curriculum. I have curriculum for reading and math which I can’t do on my own. For writing I take sentences and copy them down on large lined paper for my son to copy.
Our day may look like this for 4 days of the week:
- calendar and memory work – 15 minutes
- reading – I read aloud everyday for up to 1 hour and again at bedtime
- math – 15-30 minutes
- writing – 10-15 minutes
- science lapbook – Magic School Bus or Bill Nye videos
- computer games – free education online games (20-30 minutes)
I love lapbooks and notebooking for the early years so we’re always working on one. I let my child choose the topics so we did some on bugs and we’re now working on a dinosaur one for the first grade. I love how it’s a visual for them to look back on and they’re so proud of their work.
I don’t do history in kindergarten other then library books. I have a sketch book where my son likes to use several times a week. He’ll also add in some writing. I know with boys, it’s hard to get them to sit and write so I’ve been more lax with him and getting him to learn his letter formations on a dry erase board which is a lot more fun for him.
There are some wonderful online educational games that are free for my son to work on.
On the 5th day it looks like this:
- math games
- science project
- art project or craft
I like to get all of my messy projects done on one day, it makes clean up easier and gives our Friday a more lighter feel although we may be doing school just as long. I definitely believe in getting hands on but I also believe in maintaining my sanity so you really have to find a balance and what works for your family.
We take our projects from our library books or from Pinterest, are you following on there? It’s homeschool heaven.
I created a super cute dinosaur schedule which you can use with your child. It’s a simple checklist printable that you can place in a sheet protector and use a dry erase marker to set up their schedule each day. Once your child is done, then they can check off the box.
It’s gives them a great sense of how the day is going and how many tasks they still have to complete before they are done.