Homeschool Routine (condensed)
With anything important, you have to make a schedule. I have personally found that creating a realistic schedule helps me stay on track in homeschooling, which makes for a smoother day and peaceful children. Below is our general schedule that I am using for our homeschooling days.
What works for some, may not work for all. Feel free to use this as a guide to assist you in creating your homeschool routine. Some days subjects may go longer or shorter, depending upon what’s in the lesson. Since we are not trying to recreate the classroom, we do not school for 8 hours a day. For us, we want learning to be enjoyable and lifelong.
Since we are homeschooling multiple children, we have to be creative. I may not follow my schedule exactly everyday, but I do ensure that we make up any lessons we may have missed. The following are some things I do to keep my toddlers occupied, yet still promote learning to them:
- Educational shows on Netflix or Youtube. (ie. Wildlife shows, Leap Frog, Magic School Bus, etc).
- Coloring books
- Paper and pencil
- Educational activities that are age appropriate
- ABC Mouse
Some of the subjects or lessons that the older kids do, the toddlers may find interesting so I include them as well. Its never too early to promote learning.
Leave a comment and let me know how you handle homeschooling multiple children. Also, if you use the schedule pictured above, let me know how it helps you stay on task.