What should a daily homeschool schedule look like? Simple! With Old Fashioned Education's FREE online K-12 curriculum, you do just 3 lessons per day - one per program for a complete curriculum. Here's a look at our daily homeschool schedule + free printable!
Before you begin, don't forget breakfast . . .
At 9:00 AM, do 1 family together lesson in Christian Study (1/3 humanities) covering the following subjects:
At 10:00 AM, do 1 family together lesson in Enrichment Study (1/3 fine arts) covering the following subjects:
At 11:00 AM, do 1 lesson in Individual Study (1/3 core skills) covering the following subjects by grade:
That's it! Of course, you might want to . . .
But, as long as you do the 3 lessons per day, you're getting in a balanced and complete curriculum.
Now, let's see if you need to adapt the schedule to fit your family's needs.
Adapting the Schedule
Does your child have better math focus in the morning? If so, move Individual Study forward in your schedule.
Try this . . .
Or try this . . .
Adapting to Multiple Grade-Levels
Do you have more than 1 grade-level to teach? If so, use this schedule for teaching Individual Study. Here's a look at Day 1 with 3 students.
Block 1: Teach Math (Day 1 to 4) to your youngest child while the other students complete their Seatwork. (Seatwork includes Reading, Writing, and Spelling practice.)
Remember to check-in with older students on their daily Math work. Their daily grade will indicate if your child needs extra practice or help.
Block 2: Read Science (on Days 1 and 3) to your whole family with our Enjoying Science Together Program plus grade-level assignments. Nature Study is also enjoyed on Day 4 of Enrichment Study.
Block 3: Teach Language Arts (on Days 2 and 4) to your younger children as a together grammar lesson, while older children work independently.
Adapting to Multiple Curriculums
If you have a curriculum, class, or co-op that is enriching your homeschool life, you can easily adapt our schedule to meet your needs. Why? Because we have a 4-day schedule.
Sample 1: Classical Conversations or Co-op
Sample 2: Charlotte Mason Enrichment Co-op
Sample 3: Library, Sports, or other
Remember to keep it simple! When you do just 3 lessons per day, one per program, you'll have a balanced and complete curriculum:
You can use our free printable to post your schedule.
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Renee Metzler holds a degree in Secondary Ed, English from Bloomsburg University of PA. She is a homeschool mom of 4 children and is loves to share her gift of lesson planning and curriculum.