It’s been quite a while since I wrote a new post for this site. I’ve been putting all my time and energy into creating video content for my YouTube channel. So I’m happy to be back here by special request from a YouTube subscriber! Dana, this one’s for you.
Recently I shared a video on how I plan out our homeschool day. In it I share my specific process that I work through when I’m preparing for a new school year. It was this video that prompted this post.
Now I’ve shared our homeschool schedule for last year here on this site so I thought it only fitting that I add our new 2022-2023 homeschool schedule here as well.
Sometimes it just helps to see how others do their day. I know I personally enjoy seeing other homeschool momma’s schedules to get ideas for our days so I hope you enjoy this too.
First things first
Now it goes without saying, but for the momma who is brand new to homeschooling and is tempted to copy my homeschool schedule and apply it to your day… first, be aware that this schedule is just the ideal, perfect day for us. This schedule very rarely goes according to plan in real life. Things come up, people get sick, attitudes are sour, you get the idea… With any schedule, you need to be prepared to know that you won’t always follow the schedule to a T.
And that’s ok! Our new 2022-2023 homeschool schedule that I come up with is a general guideline that keeps us moving forward in our studies. I control the schedule, it doesn’t control me.
And finally, before I get into the actual schedule, I just want to remind you that the schedule you come up with should always be re-evaluated, at least once in your school year. Make sure the schedule is serving you the best it can. If your days regularly don’t pan out the way you envisioned, adjust the schedule so that it does. There’s no point in frustrating yourself to fit an ideal that you can never make work.
Ok, now that all that has been covered. It’s time for me to share our new 2022-2023 homeschool schedule.
We school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, so this schedule applies to those specific days. Also, there are no specific times. It’s the order of events that we focus on in a schedule.
Hymns playing while prepping breakfast
Breakfast and Bible Time
- Bible Reading
- Scripture Memory
Morning Basket: (loop) I lead the studies while they enjoy their morning time boxes.
- Picture book (everyday)
- Mother Goose (everyday)
- Shakespeare (begin loop)
- CC Latin Memory Work
- Parables from Nature
- CC Science Memory Work
- Burgess Animal Book
- CC President’s Song
- Little Pilgrims Progress
- CC Timeline Review
- Character Study (one character trait a month)
Core Lessons: (reading, writing, math and CC memory work)
My son (1st/2nd): (English and Math CC memory work before each subject)
- Monday: Reading, Math
- Tuesday: Reading, Copywork
- Thursday: Reading, Math
- Friday: Reading, Copywork
My daughter: (Prek/K): (CC Memory Work before each subject)
- Monday:1/2 Reading Lesson, Copywork
- Tuesday: Math
- Thursday: 1/2 Reading Lesson, Copywork
- Friday: Math
Free Play + Folksongs playing in background
Lunch + History read aloud (Monday and Thursday) & Geography read aloud (Tuesday and Friday) + corresponding CC memory work
Chores and free time
Nap time/ Quiet time (1-3pm) usually the kids will watch a science related show like Wild Kratts, Magic School Bus or Science Max and then either play outside or inside depending on the weather.
Monday after nap is Poetry Tea Time and Thursday after nap is Art Afternoon where we study our artist and composer of the term.
And that’s it! It’s a full day to be sure, but we’ve gotten into a good groove and the kids thrive in our routine.