Saturday, January 30, 2010

Our "Current" Homeschool Schedule

Here is an example of our "current" schedule since we started adding history and science and art back into our curriculum.  We had for a while took time off of those subjects to concentrate on the other subjects and organize the house, do Christmas projects, etc.  This schedule will most likely change often as we are adding some new things in the next few months.

We start our day whenever we feel like it - that is what I love about homeschooling!  Some days we even do it in the evening and sometimes my daughter wants to do a lesson at night before bed.  We had been doing Mon-Thur (1 1/2 hours) with Friday for just homeschool group, outings, errands and crafts but now we are going to do more on Fridays and weekends since I'm getting a better hold on my homekeeping schedule! ; )

If you count the hour of reading, she does "school" about 3 1/2 hours a day but the actual time in the homeschool room is about 2 1/2 hours on weekdays.  Times are estimates and sometimes we finish sooner or later than the allotted time below. 

Basics - 1hr 50m daily
Bible - 20
Phonics - 30
Writing - 10
Grammar - 10
Math - 40

Other - 40-60m
History, Geography & Social Studies - 60; Mon, Wed & Fri
Science - 40; Tues & Thur
Art, Music & Home Economics - 20 each; 1 day; usually weekends

Starting Soon
Spelling - will begin once phonics instruction is on 2nd grade level

For reading, she reads orally for 30 minutes everyday and then we read to her 30 minutes a day from books above her reading level.

Evenings are usually spent listening to audiobooks, doing chores, computer games and videos.  I keep a stack of audiobooks from the library for her to use when she plays in her room, colors, etc.