Thanks to its inherent flexibility, homeschool schedules are as varied as the families who make them. But there are four details you need to think about.
The first year we homeschooled, I ordered a book that shall remain nameless to protect the innocent. If you’ve homeschooled more than a decade or two, you probably know that one I’m talking about. It involved pretty little color-coded schedules – and waking before the sun.
Y’all. That book quickly wound up at the local used bookstore. It was so not me. Now, what about you?
It doesn’t matter if you’re the color-coded, scheduled-down-to-thirty-minute-intervals type or the lesson-plans-scrawled-on-post-it notes type, most of us need some sort of plan for our day. There is a lot of truth to that saying, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.”
So, how do you figure out your best homeschool schedule? The answer to that question is probably as varied as the homeschool parents asking it, but there are some details you need to consider. [Read more…]