Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Our Schedule 2010/2011

This week on Not Back to School Blog Hop at Heart of the Matter Online it's post about your schedule.

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We've had a tough time getting into a routine that works well this school year. We started school the end of July knowing we would take 4 weeks in August to visit family in Massachusetts and Long Island. We are currently still visiting family so a routine is hard since we're always doing something (this is after all a vacation!). Even though too much flexibility is sometimes stressful it's this flexibility that is one of my favorite aspects of homeschooling! Anway, here's our schedule that we will hopefully adhere to once we return home sometime after Labor Day.

6:00-7:00 I get up and some days attempt to work-out!
7:00-7:30 2 younger kids get up and have breakfast (no chance teenager would be up this early)
8:00 Bible devotion - START getting Teen up!
8:30 GET teen up!! Go over work with 2 younger kids (if they have new material we'll sit together otherwise they can do work on their own). Math/LA/Handwriting/Spelling
9:00 Get teen working on his assignments. I createde a weekly print-out in Word for him because he can do most work independently. He's usually done in 4 hours.
9:30 Go over keyboarding with 2 younger kids
10:00 Snack
10:30 Since 2 younger kids do American History and Science (Astronomy) together we'll do these. American History M/W/F and Science T/TH. I'll do reading and then we'll work on any projects or workbook assignments.
11:30 We're going to start Rosetta Stone Spanish I (2 younger kids and I-teen is doing German I on his own). We haven't started yet since our schedule has been crazy.
12:00 Go over any art projects with 2 younger kids, they can do either before or after lunch.
12:30-2:00 Kids have chores and free time (no TV or video games though)
2:00-3:00 Quiet reading in their rooms
After 3:00 kids can watch TV or play on their video games if they choose.

Our extracurricular activities are as follows:
MON- Girl Scouts - Becca
TUES- Martial Arts 6:30-7:30 pm - Logan
WED- Awanas/Studio 6:00-8:00 pm - All
THURS-Horseback Riding 10:00-10:30 am-Becca
Police Explorers 7:00-9:00 pm -Brandon

So this is what I hope to use as a guide once we get back home in a few weeks.


  1. Thanks for sharing your schedule! It's so nice to see the evening extras as well. I think that's so important to let the kids get out and get involved in things with others, letting them explore what their interests are. We do piano, gymnastics, maybe dance this year, church activities. It's been nice to see that here and on others blogs as well. Have a good school year!

  2. I need to get up early & work out too- that is one of my goals this year since I have turned 40! We are not starting until after Labor Day. Have a great day!