Living in an old, small family-friendly college town in this beautiful state has allowed us to enjoy a wide-range of activities that fit our lifestyle. There is always a lot of things to do for everyone. There are community theaters, festivals, kiddie parks, biking and hiking trails, farms, lakes, wildlife, and so many else to mention.
Since our children are still quite young, our days can be chaotic and extra vibrant at the same time. Flexibility allows us to be more relaxed. On weekdays, however, we put a little bit of regularity into our schedule so that things go smoothly. A schedule makes it easier to get into the daily routine and brings stability to our homeschool life. We are a pretty laid-back family and our schedule may look a bit too much, but it actually is not because we play as we learn. When things start to get overwhelming, we let loose by playing the kids’ favorite game of hide-and-seek or snuggle together with books. Children bring vibrancy, fun, and some value to an otherwise mundane everyday life.
A look at our…
Daily Homeschool Schedule
- 6:00 – Get Ready
- 6:30 – Morning Devotions
- 7:00 – Breakfast Prep
- 7:30 – Chores
***Quiet Time/Kids Play***
- 8:00 – Breakfast
- 8:30 – Walk/Yard Work/Chores
- 8:45 – National Anthem + Pledge of Allegiance + Exercise
- 9:00 – Bible
- 9:15 – Phonics
- 9:30 – Writing/Spelling
- 9:45 – Break/Outdoor Play/Garden
- 10:15 – Music (Piano, Voice, Violin)
- 10:30 – Math
- 10:45 – Science
- 11:00 – Home Economics (Lunch Prep)
- 12:00 – Lunch
- 12:30 – Chores
- 1:00 – Read-Out-Loud
- 1:30 – Foreign Language
- 1:45 – Art
- 2:00 – Social Studies
- 2:15 – Health
- 2:30 – Quiet Time/Naptime/Playtime/Movie*
- 4:00 – YMCA/Yard Work/Swimming
- 5:00 – Dinner Prep
- 6:00 – Dinner
- 6:30 – Chores
- 7:00 – Worship + Family Time*
- 8:30 – Prepare for Bed
- 9:00 – Sweet Dreams
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might. Ecclesiastes 9:10 (KJV)
The Bible verse above is my favorite one whenever I needed the motivation to get through my loads of work each day. I have learned to prioritize and not feel like I am doing it all by myself. Thankful for the many Biblical advice like this one…
When hubby takes some random days off, we do chores and do things together like grocery shop, eat out, go to the library, the park, the pool or some local sights. Once a month on Thursdays, we help out in the community food distribution. Fridays are reserved for general cleaning and Sabbath preparation. Saturdays are for church activities which we actively take part. We enjoy getting involved with the praise team, children’s choir, Adventurers and outreach ministry. On Sundays, we chill out or go on day trips together and spend quality family time. We also squeeze in one of our favorite things to do together — family naps. Nap brings clarity of mind to all of us and reenergizes us all.
How do you organize the chaos in your home? Do you make a family daily schedule? In our busy schedules, we sometimes forget to slow down and talk to the One who will carry us through each day. If you have a burden in your heart, allow the Lord to guide you today.
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*This post is part of my 31-day Challenge: Homeschool is Cool School. Click on the image below to be directed to my posts. Thank you for being here today!