Thursday, July 28, 2011

Our Schedule

I had fun yesterday with Brynne's Co-op Playgroup moms discussing the differences in how we schedule our homeschool days. All of these moms have early elementary, and mostly kindergarten, aged children. Their days aren't quite as scheduled as mine is. If I was just schooling Brynne, mine would probably be a little more lax, too. (Or maybe not, because I am a schedule freak). But, having a high school student tends to kick you in the rear when it comes to getting everything done every day.

Based on what we realistically did last year (it being our rookie homeschooling year), what we have to accomplish this year (from a high school perspective), and the priority of our reading goals, here is what I have come up with for a schedule:

I feel like this is a very doable (and necessary) schedule. I do plan to have Dawson participating in "school" from 9:00-3:00 (or until his work is all done) every day. If he completes an assignment set before the next scheduled block, he is to read his Personal Reading book. He has a genre goal he needs to meet for the year.


  1. I do a schedule for our days too. If I don't, before we know it, it'll be 2:30 and we will have gotten only one subject done! If I have a schedule, it helps us plan our days and stay on track. We can always choose to deviate from the schedule on a given day for a specific reason (an extra project, a doctor appointment, a field trip, etc). But when we do that, its by choice and having the schedule gives us a framework for our days.

  2. It's a lot harder with a highschooler! That's for sure. Good luck!

  3. If only my own schedule had a slot for me sleeping until 9 am...! Ah well, those days are over for now. Darn it.

    Have a great year!


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