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A Typical Day

Homeschool Movie Club asked:

When you have a ‘typical day’ (ha!)…what does your ‘typical day’ routine look like at your home & homeschool?

Isn’t strange that we as homeschoolers are very quick to defend our right/need to homeschool but are still so concerned with how others spend their days. There are many different reasons to homeschool: God, Morals, Dissatisfied with the school system, Special needs, to name a few, but whatever your reason for homeschooling is we each have a unique way of going about it. Funny thing is we still wonder; Am I doing this right? Are my children on level with their peers? What grade should (child’s name) be on?

I think I have finally started growing into my homeschool “skin” and have decided that even though I’m not doing it like SuperMom(that mom that you always compare yourself to) we seem to be do a good job.

So our schedule looks like:

7:30 Wake up the kids

8:00 Eat Breakfast

8:15 Personal Grooming

8:30 Chores

9:00 School starts

            A-Bible, Spelling, Math, History, Science, English, Reading, Writing

            L-Bible, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Math, History, Science, Writing

10:30 Snack time/Break time (10 mins)

1:30 Lunch

2:00 Finish up school/chores then Free Time


Typically our day looks like:


7:30 Rush to Wake kids (running late for the gym)

9:30 Come home/ girls are starting school

10:30 Snack

11:00 get distracted/girls use time wisely to go play

1:30 lunch/ remember we haven’t finished school

3:00 start dinner/finish cleaning the house

Monday and Friday rush to Soccer

Tuesday is our off day

Wednesday & Thursday we are at Church


So what do YOUR “typical day” look like???


Comments on: "A Typical Day" (4)

  1. If it’s a good day then I come home from work we eat breakfast do school from 8ish to 1ish.
    And of course that is “schedule” the plan, but if it’s most days then I come home and crash until 10 or 11 then we do school for a few hours get distracted and then finish what we didn’t finish the next day. We are usually behind what our “lesson plans” say for the day. I try not to worry about it too much but of course I do.

  2. Lol! Just came across your blog. Great post! I always enjoy reading about how other homeschoolers schedule their day. I don’t know why…half the time that makes me feel like I’m failing or doing something wrong. 😀

    I don’t even attempt to try to schedule our day anymore. I used to, but when something came up or the schedule got off somehow, I felt like it threw off my entire week…much less my day, lol.

    What I *wish* our day looked like:

    900am – I get up and drag myself, grunting the whole way, to the coffee pot (yes, we are late starters…benefit of homeschooling is we don’t necessarily have to start early)
    930am – the boys get up, get breakfast then clean up
    1000am – they log into Time4Learning, our online homeschool curriculum. They don’t have a set amount of time they have to spend on this, but they do have a set number of lessons and activities they have to do. Time spent can vary.
    1230pm – we have lunch. After, I work on stuff I need to work on. They finish up T4L. If they already finished T4L, then they have an hour for educational game play on the computer.
    200pm – art projects, science experiments, etc.
    300pm – hour of free reading time, then done for the day
    Sometime in the afternoon, chores such as take out the trash and unload the dishwasher…

    The day never works out that way, lol. In the midst of all of that, we have our homeschool group every Tuesday afternoon, we have a homeschool fine arts program that the boys attend all day on Thursday, and we have Scouts on Monday nights. During the spring and fall seasons, we add two soccer schedules to the mix and that takes up our evenings on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. 🙂

    Again, great post. Enjoyed reading how you would like your day to go, and how it actually looks. 😀

    Mom to a 2nd grade homeschooler who is learning that a spelling curriculum CAN be fun!

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