I need a new homeschool schedule!
Last year we struggled with getting everything done and keeping the little ones occupied!
This year I have sat down to come up with a doable schedule that will work.
The biggest change to our homeschool schedule this year is spending time first with the little ones.
We will do a rotation in the morning that gives each kid 30 minutes with me.
Our afternoon block will be 45 minutes with me each for the three big kids.
Let me show you our rotation.
Here is the method I used to set up this system.
I used a piece of paper to make three columns: Time with mom, Sibling recess, Independent learning.
I started with the youngest to oldest in the column for time with mom. I then rotated the kids between the three columns. When the youngest is not with mom, he is always in sibling recess playing with his siblings.
I am using afternoon nap time to spend 45 minutes individually with each kid to go over assignments and teach new concepts.
My three main points in using this schedule:
- I wanted to promote independent learning.
- I am going to start with the youngest to fill their love and attention tanks first.
- By rotating often, I can keep the kids attention by doing new and different activities.
What does each block look like?
TIME WITH MOM
For the preschoolers, this will be the time that we do our fun themed activities and letter learning. Currently, I am following Letter of the Week Free Curriculum. Find it here.
For my three older kids, I will help them with any work they are struggling with, play learning games, and work through their morning work with them.
Sibling recess is where rotating toys will come into play!
Each recess one of the older kids will have some busy boxes and toys that are only for school time.
When creating the weekly lesson plans, I made sure to plan activities that I know the kids can work through on their own.
For math, I teach the lesson in the afternoon and the next morning they can do independent math work on that lesson.
Having a plan is so helpful.
I hope this inspires you to create your own.
Rotations are key!
Find out more about schedules and rotations in my free homeschooling course.
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