A homeschool daily schedule should be detailed enough that important things get done. It should also be flexible enough so that teaching moments can happen.
When we have a list of items that need to get done our children feel secure. When a child knows what to expect they are less anxious. This is especially important for young children and those who have disabilities.
Be sure to download your free materials so that you can make a daily schedule for your child.
Each family will be a little different. Here are some routines that we have used.
This is the routine that we have used for many years. Schoolwork involved group time so everyone needed to be ready for school after breakfast.
When you have younger children or children with disabilities you will need a more detailed homeschool daily schedule. You should have a time when you start school and a finishing time. I have never had a start time or finishing time for each subject. We just worked until the day’s assignment was done or until we had to start preparing dinner.
Here is a more detailed schedule;
I put Bible, history, and science first on our schedule because we studied these subjects together. If I was teaching reading to a young child the older children would start on their writing assignment.
If you are using different textbooks for each child you will have a complex homeschool schedule. I would start with the oldest children first. The younger child can have free time when you are teaching the older children.
Teach your oldest child one subject. When he is doing independent work go on to the next child. Continue until all of your children have done most of what you have planned for the day. You will need to have some quiet independent work for each child to do. Also teach them not to interrupt when you are teaching.
Some children need to have everything written down. Here is an example;
If you have children who do not read or are visual learners you can use pictures for your schedule. You can find pictures in magazines, use clip art, or a word processing program that prints pictures.
Your child can keep track of Bible, reading, writing, math,
history, and science with this daily schedule.
There are several ways that you can use the file folder.
A homeschool daily schedule can keep your child on task. He will know when school is finished when all of the subject cards are in the finished slot.
To make the folder download and print the PDF. Cut the items out. Download your Homeschool Daily Schedule here.
The items on page two are to be taped to a file folder. I used a piece of double back tape on the bottom of the subject holders. Three pockets go on the bottom edge of the file folder. Place the other three so that you can see the pictures on all of the cards.
The sides of the pockets need to be taped down. Just cover the edge of the pocket. You want to leave enough room so that the subject cards will fit in.
Besides school you will have chores that need to get done. On your schedule you might want to write down what you need to get done. Have your children help with chores. Remember they are learning life skills.
If you family does a lot of outside activities you might want to make a note on your list of things to do.
Here are some more ideas on how to fit homeschooling into your life.
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