I homeschooled my three children from 1992 to 2001 when it wasn’t very popular. I needed a place to write down the first schedules, then modify them as needed. It was important that I quickly came up with a way to get everyone on a homeschool schedule to maximize learning and FREE TIME.
When I first started, I turned off all electronics in the home until 1PM (the phone went to answering machine). Next, I made, printed, and used this free homeschool schedule template so I could try different curriculum and activities at different times of the day.
It took a few weeks to find our groove. I had to change the schedule around until a fit was found for each child. After three weeks of using this free homeschool schedule template, a set schedule was found for each child. The schedule had their name at the top and times on the left side.
Something I highly recommend is to set the same blocks of time for each day. Children need that stability until they are old enough to manage their blocks of time on their own. And let’s be honest mom, you need the easy structure too.
What I mean by the same blocks of time can be seen on my daughter’s homeschool schedule sample. The time blocks do not change in the lefthand column, only the types of activities in each block. Look at 1:50 – 2:45 on the sample.
If you work well in excel, you can make your own, or you can always come to our Facebook page and ask for help.
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