Earlier this week, Maria of Dirt Under My Nails, wrote about the daily rhythms her family has developed and asked how other homeschoolers structure their day. Like her family, we don’t keep a strict schedule but we do have a routine to fall back on. More often than not, something gets out of order or an out of the house activity changes what we are doing, but I like to have a plan to work from and it helps the girls know what to expect.
– breakfast around 7 after waving good-bye to Brent as he heads to work
– picture book read aloud time either while the girls finish eating or cuddled on the couch
– math for M and an activity for C to do at the table if she’s willing
– get dressed for the day and do chores
– break for something active – a walk or dancing or playing in the yard
– language arts for M and another seated activity for C
– hands on science and/or an art project
– run a quick errand or two or have playtime at home
– nap for C, M reads to me and then plays in her room
– playtime in the later afternoon, maybe meet a friend, go to the park, etc.