I am finding that as much as I want to stay free to do things as they come, my daughter and I are both schedule people. We like to know what we are doing and when it is going to be over. So, with that in mind, Andrew and I have mapped our schedule for the school year which for us will start on September 11. Keep in mind that we are flexible and while our days seem pretty packed, I have even scheduled meals, snacks, naps, and free time. I work from home so things have to fit around my work schedule and this seems best. Mondays are a light day because I actually go into the office then and Saturdays we are reserving as a day for us to complete what we don’t finish. Sundays are scheduled but will be mostly field trip or activity days because that is when my husband is off from work (Sun, Mon, Tuesday, usually).
Now you may be wondering what Life Skills entails. That would be making our beds, washing up, brushing teeth, getting dressed, meditation, emptying the dishwasher and of course, breakfast. This is the time we chat and prepare to start the day. We have also scheduled Free Play (those are the times that I know my daughter needs a break from work and from me. That’s also the time for me to check into work very quickly.) Dinner is later on our schedule, but we will probably eat much earlier (like around 6). After dinner, I have also scheduled Reading for Fun – just time for us to sit reads books together or separately, and to relax. This is down time.
How do you plan your homeschooling Day?