Looking for a first grade homeschool schedule sample? Here is a sample daily schedule for a child in first grade with a preschooler and a toddler.
First I’ll preface this by saying what you probably already know and that is, this is just a sample. This is the very schedule that works for me and my family at this time in our lives but what may work for us may not work for you.
Before I started homeschooling I loved looking at different schedules to see what I might like to include or incorporate into our day. I realize it is helpful to see how others do their day so I thought I would share what my first grader’s homeschool schedule looks like.
I have a 6 year old boy who is in Kindergarten/1st grade, a 3 year old preschool girl and a 19 month old daughter who definitely keeps me on my toes. Here is our typical, daily homeschool schedule for the 2021-2022 homeschool year.
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First Grade Homeschool Schedule Sample
6am- COFFEE! I have my personal Bible time and enjoy a slow start to the day before I prepare breakfast.
6:30am- the kids are up but laying quietly in bed until their clock turns yellow.
6:45- the clock turns yellow and the older two children get dressed and make their beds sometime before their clock turns green (30 minutes later). They usually play quietly in their room with their baby sister. Their movement signals it’s time for me to get moving… sometimes I need the push 😉
7:15- their clock turns green, signaling that breakfast is ready and they can come downstairs.
7:15-7:45 we all have breakfast and Bible time at the kitchen table together.
7:45-8am- post breakfast cleanup time. My son does his morning chores and my daughter helps with her baby sister while I get myself and the toddler ready for the day.
8-8:30- morning walk time! We go out rain or shine every school day and it’s one of our favorite times of the day. This time also serves as our nature study time.
8:30-9am- school begins with morning time. I’m a stickler for this time. Having a non-negotiable start time sets us up for success. The toddler has a snack or sensory bin in her highchair during this time.
9-9:30- preschool time. This includes our pledges, YouTube circle time songs, and gross motor movement songs. My little girls like to dance!
9:30-9:50- language arts lesson for my oldest son. We set the timer for 20 minutes and finish what we can in that time. Meanwhile, the girls have their special sister time upstairs.
9:50-10:15(ish)- language arts lesson for preschooler. Sometimes we include her math lesson as well if she is up for it. My son will go have his special time with his baby sister during this time.
10:30-11:15 snack and free play until lunch. Sometimes we go outside again. Sometimes they’ll all play together and I can relax 😉 other times I’ll read everyone a picture book or two. I don’t like to be too scheduled with our day.
11:15-12pm- during this time I prepare lunch and then we have our history read aloud and geography lessons as well as review our Classical Conversations memory work. I make the most of meal times.
12pm-1- lunch clean up and more free play. Sometimes I’ll let the kids watch a short show if I need to order groceries or some other household maintenance type thing.
1pm-3- toddler nap time and math lesson for my oldest. He finishes up around 1:30 and then the older two have a quiet time from then until the toddler wakes. Essentially they are free to do as they please as long as it’s quiet. I protect this quiet time with my life! It’s in these hours that I rest, record videos, and overall maintain my sanity to make it through the rest of the day.
3-5- THE WITCHING HOUR! But seriously though, this time block is the hardest part of our day. Just keeping it real… My toddler wakes up and comes down for a snack. On Monday’s we have poetry tea time for about 30 minutes which is always fun. Then all the children will go upstairs and play. Or, they will go outside. The toddler is usually pretty clingy and I have difficulty getting dinner started but we manage. The big kids aren’t allowed to sit down for dinner unless their room is clean. Most of the time, I cave and let everyone watch a show so I can finish dinner in peace and my husband can come home to calm and not chaos… #dowhatyougottado
5:30-6- we all sit down to dinner as a family. My kids either love dinner or hate it and often times my husband will make a different dinner for the picky ones.
6-7pm- we’re in the home stretch! In this hour we have post dinner clean up followed by bath time on certain days. My husband does the bathing, I do the drying and dressing, then it’s back to the hubby for teeth brushing. Finally the kids are in bed and I do a read aloud – currently working through The Wind in the Willows. My husband will then pray for the kids, I’ll say a blessing and finish up with a hymn song. Then we are off! (team work makes the *kids* dreams work!*)
8-10ish- time for the adults! Usually I’ll catch up with my husband on his day. I like to spend this time working on the blog or my YouTube channel. Me and my husband have a weekly date night in on Tuesdays. And other days I’ll just relax and read a book or watch a show. We’ve been slowly making our way through Little House on the Prairie.
Now of course, no day looks exactly the same but generally speaking, this is how we roll. Wednesdays are completely different as that is the day we run errands and go to the library. There is the occasional sport practice one day in the evening that pushes our meal time and bedtimes back a bit but the routine is still the same overall.
My kids thrive in routine and as long as what we do morning, afternoon and evening are generally the same, we are all happy ~mostly 😉 So I hope this first grade homeschool schedule sample gave you some good ideas and maybe inspired or encouraged you. (you aren’t the only one who struggles in the witching hour or has picky eaters!) If you need help on how to schedule your homeschool, you can start with this post.