Below is a sample homeschool schedule you can try.
Before showing you the schedule, I want to first reach out to you all as so many of you are experiencing new and uncharted waters with your children at home during this COVID-19 crisis.
I’m a licensed teacher and home school my own four children, ages 8, 7, 4 and 2. At the same time, I work from home managing my own business, contributing to Fun Writing Ideas and, during normal times, preparing for year round writing camps.
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Now for the schedule!
A SAMPLE HOMESCHOOL SCHEDULE
Here is one schedule idea that you can follow if you’re having trouble establishing a routine. (You can find a printable version below)
8:00-9:00: Breakfast, get dressed and set out materials for the day.
9:00-9:30: CENTER 1: Kitchen table with parent learning or reviewing material
9:30-10:00: CENTER 2: Independent work (writing sentences, math worksheet etc.)
10:30-11:00 Snack (You can read school material to your child at this time if need be)
1:30-2:30 Quiet time to read, finish work, create, draw, build, rest etc.
2:30-3:30 Watch something educational (i.e. documentaries that interest your child or that correspond with what they’re learning at school).
Topics might include, The African Savanna, How Skyscrapers are Built, How Soft Pretzels are Made, How Electricity Works, etc. Find out what your child wants to learn!
3:30-5:00 Free play, board games, Screen Time, meet with friends etc.
5:00-8:00 Divvy Up Chores/Dinner & Clean Up/Reading before bed
Ideas for chores: lawn work, dinner preparation, laundry folding etc.
PRINT THE SCHEDULE
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