I frequently get asked about my homeschool schedule. The truth is, I meticulously schedule and plan each summer. Then during the school year… I rearrange everything. I think planning really helps me, though. I know where we are, where we should be at, and what needs to get done this week. That way, if we need to run a drywall lift to another city or take a child to the doctor in the middle of a Tuesday I know how to organize Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Scheduling also keeps me from buying too much curriculum or too many books. Don’t laugh! If there were endless hours in the day, I would be teaching 30 subjects – with glee. Alas, there are only so many hours and the kids do still need to play. The schedule helps me know what’s reasonable. A couple of weeks ago, I shared Our 2013-2014 Curriculum for the 4th and 5th Grades. The picture above is our schedule for next year. Every homeschool is different. Some families school in the evenings, some on weekends, and some live their learning. I am going to share some links to other scheduling posts and freebies you may find helpful. I’m also posting printable downloads of my schedule form in case it’s helpful to you. One form has the times and days of the week printed and the other is blank. Just click on the picture to download! What are your suggestions for homeschool scheduling?
Additional links for homeschool scheduling:
- Homeschool Record-Keeping and Planning Pinterest Board
- I’m always adding to this. Follow for great printables!
- Year-Round Schooling
- Helping Kids Schedule Their Homeschooling
- Homeschool Freebie: Scheduling – by Leah at Learning 4 Keeps
- Homeschool Planning
- Routine vs. Schedule
- Weekly Scheduling
- A Day in the Life…
~ Danika Cooley
Danika Cooley is the author of When Lightning Struck! The Story of Martin Luther (Fortress Press, 2015), Wonderfully Made (CF4K, 2016), and Bible Road Trip. Her work has been featured in internationally-recognized children's magazines over 150 times.