As a homeschooling Mom of 5 for the past 10 years, there’s something that I get asked about a lot. And that’s a homeschool daily schedule! Actually, I’ve been hesitant to write this post because I really believe in everyone doing what works best for them. But at this point, I’ve also realized that a little guidance and structure goes a long ways. This can be especially true when you are just starting out with homeschooling. And with recent events in the world, more and more people are homeschooling than ever before! So just in time, in partnership with my friends at Hadley Designs, I’m giving you a free homeschooling daily schedule printable!
So what should a homeschool daily schedule look like? And what should a homeschool daily schedule printable look like? Well, to answer that question, I’m going to send you right to the link that will allow you to enter your email address and print your own homeschool daily schedule.
The only way to access this beautiful printable is to click on the link and enter your email address. Then, your very own printable schedule will be sent to your email address! Also, it includes my own family’s sample schedule for summer homeschool so that you can get an idea of where to start with creating your own family schedule. Again, I’m a firm believer that you need to customize the schedule for your family and for your kids. Depending on the age of your children, you will need to adjust the time spent on school as well.
How many hours a day should my kids be doing school?
This is a very common question also. I know that when you are first starting out with homeschooling, especially if you aren’t part of a co-op or hybrid school, you feel like you are just making up random plans and schedules! But trust me, you don’t need to stress about it! Here’s a general idea of how long each are group or grade level should be doing school per day:
Pre-K: 1 hour
Kindergarten: 1-3 hours
1st and 2nd: 2-4 hours
3rd/4th/5th: 3-5 hours
Middle School: 3-6 hours
High School: 4-6 hours
Of course, this is only my opinion and just a very general overview. There are many situations where this number will increase or decrease depending on the child and the learning requirements. There are also many situations in which the number of hours per day will need to be adjusted based on a family situation. If Mom’s sick for example, all schedules go out the window! For more specifics on that, be sure to check out: How to Homeschool When Mom’s Sick.
What counts as “school”?
Again, there are a lot of different opinions on this. But in our home, in addition to the regular school subjects like math, reading, science, and history, we also count many other things for “school.” And this isn’t a stretch at all! For example, piano practice and lessons, art, recess or playing outside and puzzles can all be counted as schooling time. This is especially true for elementary school kids, but shouldn’t be neglected for middle school and high school either. Be sure to check out my post on homeschooling high school for more information on that age group!
What about homeschooling in the summer?
I’ve shared a lot about my routines on summer homeschooling. Be sure to check out these posts for more:
You can use the homeschool daily schedule printable for an easy summer homeschool schedule also! It’s easily customizable for whatever time your family is in!
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Homeschool Daily Schedule Printable Free and Customizable!
Be sure to head to this link to print out your very own, beautiful homeschool daily schedule printable, in partnership with Hadley Designs.