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Our Daily Homeschool Routine

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When my older kiddos were little, I tried over & over to create a homeschool schedule that worked for us. It would look great on paper but derailed miserably by lunchtime everyday, and left me feeling like a failure.

I don’t remember where I read about establishing a routine vs. a schedule, but it was life-changing for me (I don’t say that lightly). 

I discovered that I function best with a daily rhythm… doing the same things in the same order each day. 

I now divide our school day into time blocks. For example: 10:30-12:00 is my time to do Math & LA with the younger crew. I know what we have to get done within that block of time, but I am free to help each child in whatever order works best that day. I don’t pin myself down to doing Warrior Boy’s math at 10:30, reading with Sassyfrass at 10:50, etc.

We don’t always stay within the blocks, but at least I know where we should be & can adjust to get back on track.

A peek at this year’s routine:

6:45  crawl drag myself hop out of bed, Bible, coffee, computer time

8:15  kids up, Good Morning Guide, breakfast & read aloud

9:00  Bible Roadtrip

9:30 Theme of the Day

10:30  language arts & math w/the littles; older girls work independently

12:00  lunch, free time to read/play game/work on project/go outside

1:00  quiet time for assigned reading

1:30  Science (Mon/Thurs). History (Tues,Wed), House Blessing (Fri)

2:30  little kids done; older work independently

Establishing a routine is part of my Back-to-School Boot Camp. Check it out to read more about our homeschool plans!

 

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7 thoughts on “Our Daily Homeschool Routine

  1. I hope you have a wonderful new year! Here from the Hop.

  2. Sounds like a nice routine to me!!! I’m still trying to review mine

  3. Thanks for sharing your day. We’re unschoolers in Australia and love hearing about other homeschoolers’ lives and meeting them as we travel!

  4. Thanks this really helps me — to ease more of a *routine* than *stick* to a schedule*!

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