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!
Our 2012-2013 School Year Schedule - by Jill at Enchanted Homeschooling Mom
Helping Kids Schedule Their Homeschooling
Homeschool Freebie: Scheduling – by Leah at Learning 4 Keeps
My Homeschool Planner by Rachel at Rooms of Knowledge
Creating the Perfect Homeschool Schedule by Heather Bowen at Upside Down Homeschooling
Routine vs. Schedule
Our Daily Homeschool Routine by Amy at Are We There Yet?
Having a Routine VS. Following a Schedule by Susan at Homeschooling Hearts and Minds
5 Days of Homeschool Life – Day 1 by Melissa at Grace Christian Homeschool
Organizing Our Homeschool Week by Susan at Homeschooling Hearts and Minds
Schedule Your Child’s Week by Susan Brown at Homeschool with Love
Planning Our Homeschool Weeks (BFIAR/FIAR) by Tauna at Proverbial Homemaker
A Day in the Life…
A Day in the Life by Becky Marie at For This Season
A Day in Our Homeschool Life by Ticia at Adventures in Mommydom
~ Danika Cooley
Danika Cooley is a children’s writer with a love for God’s Word, history, wisdom and small people. Her work has appeared in magazines including Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse, Clubhouse Jr. and Thriving Family; Upper Room Ministries’ Pockets and Devozine; CBH Ministries’ Keys for Kids, and Cobblestone Group’s FACES and Odyssey. Her work also appears in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Mothers and Daughters.