Daily Schedules I've found to be a bit of a hotly debated topic among home educating families. There are so many opinions and some families schedules can leave you feeling overwhelmed and inadequate for the job of home education. You can read some of my thoughts on scheduling here: Our Rhythm - Year Round Schooling and Homeschool Daily Schedules
I've done both. I've scheduled every minute of every day and done no scheduling what-so-ever. Neither options lasted very long for us. I've avoided writing down a schedule for Nathaniel as it seems to cause him a lot of stress if we don't do something at a scheduled time of the day. As a result I have a rough schedule in my head which is flexible around the things we need to get done or field trips we are booked into attending. Over the last few years I have come to value Field Trips and I am appreciating more and more the impact they have on our students educational experiences.
In this way: give your a child a single valuable idea, and you have done more for his education than if you had laid upon his mind the burden of bushels of information. - Charlotte Mason
Alas I digress ...
What does our day look like ?
In an ideal world I would love to have a very strict schedule. I also know that that is not real life.
- We get up and share a cup of tea each morning to start our day. On days when I need the car I take Paul to work and we have breakfast when we get home.
- After breakfast we do a couple of household chores (generally we hang washing and unpack the dishwasher)
- Nathaniel and I then spend some time reading read alouds
- We have morning tea and do some seat work at the table. (Math, LA, Notebooking etc)
- By then it's lunch time.
- After lunch we either go to afternoon activities or we cuddle on the couch and enjoy more read aloud time together
- Sometimes we watch documentaries on demand TV. I prefer SBS Documentaries for these.
"Every lesson must have its own time, and no other time in this world is there for it. The sense of the preciousness of time, of the irreparable loss when a ten minutes' lesson is thrown away must be brought home." - Charlotte Mason Companion page 93
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