Schedules

Schedules. I’m not sure I like them. They tend to make me a tad nervous. What if something happens and we fall off track? Do we skip it? Add it to the next day and throw everything off? I definitely don’t like to plan days and days in advance. This last year, I’ve made a list each day of the subjects I’d like to accomplish on that day for each child. Since we use Ambleside Online as a springboard, there are about 8 to 12 readings generally), but I think of them as modules and just get through one by one without regard for getting it done in a 4-day period.

But this coming year, we’ll be doing more co-op type stuff. So I need to try to be purposeful with our time at home. So I thought (after looking at a friend’s rough copy), it might be good to get it down on paper just to see what each day would look like and if I have too much planned! (A common thing ’round here.)

I’ll be danged if I can figure out how to put a table in here, so I have to bullet point it…sorry! Also, if you’re wondering what something is, check the bottom of this post because I gave links to all the interesting things. 🙂

Evie (grade 5 doing AO Y2&3)

Monday:

  • Bible, prayer, Scripture memory, & character lesson
  • Strayer-Upton + Life of Fred
  • Copywork, Intermediate Language Lessons, McGuffey Reader
  • Apologia Zoology 3
  • History reading (together)
  • Literature reading (audio)
  • Beautiful Feet History of the Horse lesson
  • Easy Peasy fine arts choice + Fun Extras (see list)

Tuesday:

  • Prayer
  • Strayer-Upton
  • Copywork, Simply Grammar
  • Apologia Zoology 3
  • Reading (together for history or literature)
  • Biography reading
  • CREW Homeschool co-op (science experiments, art & art history, and literature)

Wednesday:

  • Bible, prayer, Scripture memory, & character lesson
  • Strayer-Upton + Life of Fred
  • Copywork, Intermediate Language Lessons, McGuffey Reader, Spelling Wisdom
  • Sassafras Science
  • History reading (together)
  • Literature reading (audio)
  • Beautiful Feet History of the Horse reading
  • Biography reading
  • Easy Peasy fine arts choice + Fun Extras (see list)

Thursday:

  • Homeschool classes at Res Life 9-11:10
  • Composer study, hymn study, and folk song in car
  • Volunteer at Critter Barn 12-3

Friday

  • Bible, prayer, Scripture memory, & character lesson
  • Strayer-Upton + Life of Fred
  • Copywork, English for the Thoughtful Child 2, Spelling Wisdom
  • Sassafras Science
  • History reading (together)
  • Literature (audio or alone)
  • Beautiful Feet History of the Horse reading
  • Extra Reading (if necessary)
  • Nature study (group?)
  • Artist study/art project (group?)
  • Possibly get together with neighborhood kids for the above 2 plus science projects and group sports

Each night – I want her to do a Bible study/devotional, write in a prayer journal, do some free reading, and then I’ll have a read-aloud with her too.

Her Easy Peasy Fine Arts Choices are:

Her Fun Extra choices are:

  • Read magazines (Nature Friend, Answers, God’s World News, Clubhouse, or Ranger Rick)
  • AHG badge work
  • Free Read time
  • Sheppard Software games
  • Dig-It Mayan game
  • Typing class (BBC)
  • Mango language online
  • Feed My Sheep art curriculum

There is always time between when we are “done” with school and dinner time. Sometimes she comes up with things to do quite easily (read, play with friends, go outside, etc.) and other times it’s harder. So I’d like her to pick from these things to do when she’s bored. TV and video games aren’t allowed until after dinner here.

That brings us to Jacob! I realize this is probably only helping ME, but I need to get it down. 🙂

Jacob (grade 1 doing AO Y0.5)

Monday:

  • Bible, prayer, Scripture memory, & character lesson
  • Arithmetic for Young Children
  • Copywork, Easy Peasy McGuffey Reader
  • AO Reading 1
  • AO Reading 2
  • AO Reading 3 (if necessary)
  • Fun Extras (see list)

Tuesday:

  • Prayer
  • Living math book
  • Copywork, Easy Peasy McGuffey Reader
  • AO Reading 1
  • CREW Homeschool co-op (science experiments, art & art history, and literature)

Wednesday:

  • Bible, prayer, Scripture memory, & character lesson
  • Arithmetic for Young Children
  • Copywork, Easy Peasy McGuffey Reader
  • Intro to Science
  • AO Reading 1
  • AO Reading 2
  • AO Reading 3 (if necessary)
  • Fun Extras (see list)

Thursday:

  • Homeschool classes at Res Life 9-11:10
  • Composer study, hymn study, and folk song in car
  • Open gymnastics for homeschoolers at GR Gymnastics

Friday

  • Bible, prayer, Scripture memory, & character lesson
  • Arithmetic for Young Children
  • Copywork, Easy Peasy McGuffey Reader
  • AO Reading 1 (if necessary)
  • AO Reading 2 (if necessary
  • Nature study from Intro to Science (group?)
  • Artist study/art project (group?)
  • Possibly get together with neighborhood kids for the above 2 plus science projects and group sports

Each night – I will read him a page from The Real Mother Goose, read a story Bible with him, do some free reading, and say prayers.

Jacob’s Fun Extras are:

  • Look at magazines (Nature Friend, Answers, God’s World News, Clubhouse, or Ranger Rick)
  • Reading Eggs
  • Starfall
  • Click N Read
  • Math Seeds
  • Sheppard Software games

We also have some Lamplighter Audio books I’d like to put on from time to time. I’d like to listen to some of the His Kids radio stories, the Keys 4 Kids devotionals online, and the Liberty’s Kids cartoons. I think we should be able to do the audio stuff at lunch time and maybe the Liberty’s Kids cartoons before bed.

Okay, okay. I’m ALMOST done rambling. I’d like to put it into one GINORMOUS schedule to see what on earth MY day will look like. Green will be done together. Pink will be Evie’s assignments she will do primarily alone. Purple will be things I have to do with one of them. (Blue for Jacob will only be his extras.)

Monday:

  • Bible, prayer, Scripture memory, & character lesson
  • Strayer-Upton + Life of Fred
  • Arithmetic for Young Children
  • Copywork, Intermediate Language Lessons, McGuffey Reader
  • Copywork, Easy Peasy McGuffey Reader
  • Apologia Zoology 3
  • Lunchtime listening to audio books
  • Reading 1 (Evie)
  • Reading 1 (Jacob)
  • Reading 2 (Evie with Librivox)
  • Reading 2 (Jacob)
  • Reading 3 (Evie)
  • Reading 3 (Jacob if necessary)
  • Easy Peasy fine arts choice + Fun Extras (see list)
  • Fun Extras

Tuesday:

  • Prayer
  • Strayer-Upton
  • Living math book for Jacob
  • Copywork, Simply Grammar
  • Copywork, Easy Peasy McGuffey Reader
  • Apologia Zoology 3
  • Reading 1 (Evie)
  • Reading 1 (Jacob)
  • Reading 2 (Evie with Librivox)
  • Composer study, hymn study, and folk song in car
  • CREW Homeschool co-op (science experiments, art & art history, and literature)

Wednesday:

  • Bible, prayer, Scripture memory, & character lesson
  • Strayer-Upton + Life of Fred
  • Arithmetic for Young Children
  • Copywork, Intermediate Language Lessons, McGuffey Reader, Spelling Wisdom
  • Copywork, Easy Peasy McGuffey Reader
  • Sassafras Science
  • Intro to Science 
  • Lunchtime listening to audio books
  • Reading 1 (Evie)
  • Reading 1 (Jacob)
  • Reading 2 (Evie with Librivox)
  • Reading 2 (Jacob)
  • Reading 3 (Evie if necessary)
  • Reading 3 (Jacob if necessary)
  • Easy Peasy fine arts choice + Fun Extras (see list)
  • Fun extras

Thursday:

  • Homeschool classes at Res Life 9-11:10
  • Volunteer at Critter Barn 12-3
  • Open gymnastics for homeschoolers at GR Gymnastics

Friday

  • Bible, prayer, Scripture memory, & character lesson
  • Strayer-Upton + Life of Fred
  • Arithmetic for Young Children
  • Copywork, English for the Thoughtful Child 2, Spelling Wisdom
  • Copywork, Easy Peasy McGuffey Reader
  • Sassafras Science
  • Lunchtime listening to audio books
  • Reading 1 (Evie)
  • Reading 1 (Jacob)
  • Reading 2 (Evie with Librivox)
  • Reading 2 (Jacob)
  • Reading 3 (Evie)
  • Nature study (group?)
  • Artist study/art project (group?)
  • Possibly get together with neighborhood kids for the above 2 plus science projects and group sports

Add at the end of the day: Poetry with Jacob, Bible story for Jacob, Bible for Evie, prayer journal for Evie, Free read for Evie, Read-aloud with Jacob, Read-Aloud with Evie, and prayers with kids.

Wow! That was helpful! I’m going to print off all my hard work. Do you think it’s do-able??? Am I nuts??

Do you need links to what I’m talking about? Here’s everything interesting linked:

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Homeschooling mom of 3 Work at home medical transcriptionist Christian Conservative
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3 Responses to Schedules

  1. Love the organization! Hope your year goes well for all of you. 🙂

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