Homeschool

Homeschool Daily Routine

Since the last time I blogged about our homeschooling routine ( I believe it was on my older blog when we first started in November of 2016) we have changed some things up so I am going to let y’all in on our new routine and what works for us. Remember, what works for us may or may not work for you. Each child learns different so don’t become discouraged if something we do does not work for you. I am open and very willing to help anyone who needs some help so don’t hesitate to ask!

So, we have switched from a 4-day week to a full 5-day week. We were doing a 4-day school week because my husband doesn’t work on Mondays and we were using it as a family day. However, it was causing lack of commitment on A’s part so we have a short day on Monday and then full curriculum on Tuesday-Friday. It seems to be working this far and this is something that we implemented this year for fourth grade. So for Monday our schedule or routine is different than the rest of the week. Another big change for us this year is that I have added S into our homeschooling routine. She does school on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Monday:
8:00 am – Wake up, breakfast, brush teeth, get dressed, clean up.
9:00 am – School starts with Math. We go over the topic we are working on, go over instructions for all worksheets she has to do for the day and she does the work. During this time I am working on letters, shapes, colors, and numbers with S. I am close by so if A needs help with anything I am available.
10:00 am – Snack break while I check over math work and we go over what she got wrong and fix it together.
10:30 am – Language Arts/English work is completed. Normally this is a grammar assignment and a reading comprehension assignment. She also reads for 45 minutes and then writes a summary of what she’s read and logs it in her reading log. Sometimes her reading is done outside of our school hours and I am okay with that as long as she logs it and does her summary when she is done. When she is done I check her work and go over anything that she got wrong and we fix it together.
11:30 am – Clean up school stuff and put it all back. During this time she also sharpens any pencils or colored pencils that have went dull so that they are ready for the next day. While A is cleaning up S and I are working on more of her work. We just begun tracing shapes and letters so that is what she does during A’s clean up time.
Noon – Lunch time for both girls then we clean up the table and I do both breakfast and lunch dishes.
1:00 pm – A goes outside with dad (assuming it’s nice enough outside) for martial arts, bike riding, or a game of soccer or basketball.. or whatever else he comes up with. This is her P.E. credit. While A is outside with her dad S is usually doing free play time as she does enough running around and all that and she’s not old enough for me to HAVE to do all of the subjects that I have to do with A.

Once she has completed her outside time with her dad she is done with school and then has to work on any chores that she has for the day. Once her chores are done she is free to do as she pleases but she only get an hour of screen time a day unless she does extra chores to accumulate time towards screen time.

Monday evenings A has Ninja Class at our local gymnastics center from 5-6.

Tuesday – Friday:
8:00 am – Wake up, breakfast, brush teeth, get dressed, clean up.
9:00 am – School starts with Math. We go over the topic we are working on, go over instructions for all worksheets she has to do for the day and she does the work. During this time I am working on letters, shapes, colors, and numbers with S. I am close by so if A needs help with anything I am available.
10:00 am – Snack break while I check over math work and we go over what she got wrong and fix it together.
10:30 am – Language Arts/English work is completed. Normally this is a grammar assignment and a reading comprehension assignment. She also reads for 45 minutes and then writes a summary of what she’s read and logs it in her reading log. Sometimes her reading is done outside of our school hours and I am okay with that as long as she logs it and does her summary when she is done. When she is done I check her work and go over anything that she got wrong and we fix it together.
11:30 am – Lunch time for both girls. Then we clean up and I do dishes from breakfast and lunch.
1:00 pm – History work is next. For this we do either a documentary (normally something I find on YouTube) or a reading assignment in her textbook with questions corresponding to the topic. During this time S and I work on her tracing (on Wednesday and Friday). Once she is done with her tracing she is done with school.
2:00 pm – Science is next on the list. This subject changes depending on topic. We either read and answer questions, do an experiment, or whatever else the topic calls for. For example, last year when we learned about the skeletal system we built a skeleton over the course of a week or two.
3:00 pm – Our last subject is health. We do health on Wednesday and Friday only. This is the same as science.. it really just depends on the topic as to what we are doing for the day. Then it is time to clean up school stuff and put it all back. During this time she also sharpens any pencils or colored pencils that have went dull so that they are ready for the next day.

Art is not something that we throw into schooling because she is always drawing and her dad has a bachelor of fine arts so they are always talking about art in one way or another. We just don’t sit down and focus on it as school.

Now, these times are very flexible. I added them so that it would be easier to read for y’all but if she finishes early we move right along to the next subject. Some days it takes her til 2 or 3 to finish school and other days she is done at lunch time. Math is her biggest struggle so that almost always takes the full hour to complete because we spend time focusing on steps and procedures.

On Wednesday A has Girl Scouts from 4-5:30.

That’s about it for our homeschooling routine although I feel like I am forgetting something. LOL. #mombrain

If you have any questions regarding our routine or homeschooling in general leave a comment below and I will be happy to respond!

xoxo

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