Below is a sample homeschool schedule you can try.
But first, I wanted to 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 certified teacher and home school my own four children, ages 8, 6, 4 and 22 mos. 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. (A printable version is at the bottom of the following paragraph.)
9:00-10:30=three 30 min. centers for K-2nd OR
8:30-10:30=three 40 min. centers for 2nd-5th Grade
The three centers can be:
1. School work from your local school at the kitchen table (you can teach/help here)
2. Independent work in the living room (Sentences, math problems etc.)
10:30-11:00 Snack (You can read school material to your child at this time if need be)
11:30-12:00 Spanish or Other Subject
12:00-12:30 (Science/Social Studies.)
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 Outside/Board Games/Screen Time
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
EXTRA TIME WITH YOUR KIDS
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