Homeschool scheduling is an issue you will deal with every year. Schedules change as life circumstances change. It is imperative that you have a plan, but to keep your sanity make it a flexible plan.
I saw this question posted in a home school forum. I had to laugh a bit when I read it. And even though it was intended to be humorous, taking a break occasionally is important. Consistency is too... you need to find the balance.
Coming up with a homeschool schedule gets easier as you gain experience with what works for your family. I've included examples here of various scheduling ideas. Through my years of experience I've found that a relaxed form of homeschooling works best for us however....
I've also found that sanity and relaxed days become much more common when my boys know what to expect, and I know what to enforce. Thus some sort of a plan or schedule is important.
As boys get older it helps to let them be a part of that scheduling. They will feel a sense of accomplishment and control of their days.
Develop a Yearly Homeschool Schedule Out of necessity our yearly schedule is a flexible one... but if I at least have a plan it keeps us on track. If you have a basic idea of how your year will go, you will be able to plan your curriculum around that and around your family routines.
Weekly Home School Lesson Plans A weekly planner keeps things organized and moving along.
Daily Home School Schedule or Routine This can look very structured. A day with specific starting and ending times for each activity. Or it can be a flexible routine that changes a bit from day to day.
Homeschool Organizer for the mom too. I need a daily routine for mom too! Here is the schedule/planner that I developed for myself. It is basically a weekly to do list.
Homeschool Planner Notebook A notebook organizer is a homeschool moms best friend.
Homeschool Record Keeping Planning SoftwareLove to stay organized on the computer? Planning software may be just the thing for you. Edu-Track and Homeschool Tracker are two such programs.
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