So I've been tweaking and working on our schedule for the past couple of weeks. It has been a huge challenge for me, since I'll have three kids doing school and one doing nursery work. As I have in the past, I use Managers of Their Homes to help me organize my day. Last night, after a few more hours working things out, I have our final daily schedule!
The first thing I must say is...it looks so full and huge!!! But I'm always willing to be flexible. My thoughts have always been that this must be the most difficult time in homeschooling....when you have a bunch of kids who are still completely dependent on your instruction. Luckily, Marco is easing into a more independent stage and I'm relishing the day when the oldest two can do more things for themselves. But at the same time, I'm enjoying the time I have to spend with them!
I am embedding a copy of our daily schedules for you to see! I put schedules because there are actually three! We run on a five-day schedule; but because we have co-op on Mondays through the year, this turns out to be a six-day schedule. Yes...we do school on Saturday mornings. This actually works out well for us, as we did that this whole past year. I also created a "Fifth Day Schedule" because we don't do our usual subjects on the fifth day.
To view my schedules, just click on the title below.
Daily Schedule (Usually Tuesday-Friday)
Fifth Day Schedule (Usually Saturday mornings)
So now you see that I haven't been completely slacking off these past couple of weeks. It's exciting to finally have some things set and ready to go. And just so you can see how our schedules are posted...here they are all together on our board!