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Daily Homeschool Schedules

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"I know there is no typical homeschool day and I've only been doing this for 5 months!! However, what do you guys schedule for when and how much time do you typically (there's that word again) spend? I kind of do a catch as catch can program this year, but his math is becoming more advanced and he seems to like a more structured and organized work week. So I'm leaning towards buying a set language arts and math curriculum next year and filling in with unit studies for the rest. I just wonder how long people spend on subjects and how many times per week. He will be doing anywhere from 2-4 grade work." - Julia

Need help setting up your daily schedule? Homeschoolers generally have a lot of freedom in setting up their schedule, but it sometimes takes a while to find out what works best for your family. It's helpful to hear about what others are doing. Some sample schedules are below, but also check out the newer daily schedules shared by homeschoolers. Then share your schedule.

  • From Trish - Kindergarten schedule
    Our learning weeks run from Friday through Tuesday, as I work Wednesdays and Thursdays...

  • From RippleRiver - I have a first grader and a 3 year old
    Except for DD reading aloud to me, I don't time any of the subjects. I like her to read aloud to me 15-30 minutes a day...

  • From Julie - 6 year old son - Husband works until 8 or 9 everyday
    I know what works on what day, and what works for what part of each day. DS 6 and I both get up to speed around 3:00 p.m.

  • From Liz - our daughter is 14, our older two are homeschool graduates and are 20 and 23
    School starts by 9:00 a.m. If she wants to shower, have breakfast, watch a little morning TV, that's fine. But she has to get up early enough to squeeze it in before 9:00 a.m...

  • From Brynsmom - 3rd grade son
    I have no other children at home so it is easy to concentrate on him. We start school at 8, everyday we cover...

  • From Chloe - 10 year old son, 2 year old daughter, and 1 year old son
    We are in our third year homeschooling. This is MY current daily schedule. All three kids usually wake up around 8:30-9:00...

  • From Tracy - Son in PS, daughter in preschool and daughter homeschooled
    I "think" this is how our day goes....8:00am...FRANTICALLY rush my son out the door to drive him to school!
    8:15am...Get my 4 yr. old dressed for school (M/W/F) and REMIND my oldest (HSled) DD that school begins at 8:30am for her...

  • From Dena - 2 boys, a bit older
    We don't start at 8:00 every morning either. My boys are a bit older, so we have scheduled chores that need to be done everyday...

  • From Joy - Very Loose Schedule
    I have been homeschooling my 2 children (girl 9, boy 11) for 4 years, and we have a very loose schedule...

  • From Alice - All Boys
    I have all boys - ages 19 months to 12 years. Making sure everyone has equal time has always been a challenge for us...

  • From Reddhedd - Teenager
    I have a teenager, and a 7 yo. I also work a split shift M-F., and am home between 9 and 12:30 each day...

  • From Hschoolmomx5 - Homeschooling 5
    We are homeschooling our five children, a DD,(15) and four sons: 14, 11, 10 and 3. As you can imagine our schedule can be a little chaotic...

  • From Elizabeth - Schedule for 4
    I don't know how "structured" our schedule is, but I made one up, printed, and posted it in our classroom area...

  • From Kathy - Schedule for 1st & 3rd Grades
    I get up early for "me time" Relax, coffee, emails, news. I have a laptop so I sit in my husband's easy chair and check my email while watching the news and having my coffee...

  • From Twimmer - HS Dad of 9
    I am an HS Dad. My wife and I have 9 children...First order of business every morning is 'Life skills' (aka chores) until the house is in order. My wife leads a devotional every morning...

  • From SmamaVon - Schedule for 7-1/2 year old with the wiggles
    I have a 7 1/2 year old who is in the 4th grade w/5th gr. LA and 7th gr. spelling. He is just shy of hyper and quite a handful, so recently we made a few changes...

  • From Marty - Hi, my situation is probably going to be a little different from most because my only child left at home, the hser (ds), has a muscular dystrophy. Anyway, he is eight years old and goes to therapy one day a week at this time...

  • From ShortRevMom - We begin (on a normal day) at 8AM, ending at 3:30. Now, that seems like a long day, but we have 4 students: 3 highschool, 1 middle. Until we hit high school I could easily combine lessons, i.e., history, sciene, grammar...

  • From webdiva1269 - We wing it. Everyday. I guess it's kind of unschooling, but I try to present topics and options. It's also my job to make sure she completes that which she starts...

  • From jamboree1006 - So my schedule with J. is usually 10-12noon one on one time. Besides that he has to watch Discovery Channel...

  • From sallyoyo - Oldest 2 leave for HS at 6:35 - their putterings wake me up, to start coffee and check email...

  • From Denise - About 10:00 I start school with my oldest (7, boy, starting 2nd grade, ADHD-unmedicated, learning disabilities)...

  • From Mary Ruth - I have a special needs child with several diagnoses such as high-functioning autism, dyslexia, and ADHD plus a couple more. I have a time schedule to help move us along but sometimes it goes by the wayside....

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