Let's share our schedules!

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Re: Let's share our schedules!

Postby jer2911mom » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:33 pm

Thank you for your reply, Carrie! :D I am using a couple of Come Look With Me art books that are correlating well with Bigger in a low-key way, but I appreciate that the hymn study is already included for me. :D We tend to just have a box of various music CDs in our school area and listen to those during meals or snacks. I appreciate that you have the benefit of hindsight as far as figuring out what to schedule when. I must admit that I have tried to include it all in the early years and am finalizing realizing not everything has to be done every single year. :) This of course is becoming even more apparent as I am adding my second child in to the mix. :)

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Re: Let's share our schedules!

Postby Nealewill » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:24 am

Here is my schedule for each school day.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wj6c62okos0i7 ... edule.xlsx

I also created another template for Monday through Friday so I could see my work times, my workout times, my husband's activities and my children's activities.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qln7m7aprvwxp ... endar.xlsx
Daneale

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DD 10 R2R

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Re: Let's share our schedules!

Postby mskogen » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:43 pm

Carrie, wondered if you would mind sharing your schedule for this year? (when you get a moment :wink: ) I am planning a new schedule and would love to look yours over for ideas. Thanks.

Glad you were able to take a vacation and happy you are feeling better.

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Michelle
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Re: Let's share our schedules!

Postby daybreaking » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:52 pm

mskogen wrote:Carrie, wondered if you would mind sharing your schedule for this year? (when you get a moment :wink: ) I am planning a new schedule and would love to look yours over for ideas. Thanks.


I'd love to see your current schedule, too, Carrie. :)

Also, I've found your schedules up to the 2011-2012 year, but I didn't see the one from 2012-2013. If you had a chance to post that one, as well, I'd love to see it, as your previous ones have been a big help to me. Thanks a bunch! :)

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Re: Let's share our schedules!

Postby Sloan.sherri » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:07 pm

Trial Schedule

Mom Wake, Start Laundry-6:30
Work out (30)
Devo (15)
Mom gets ready for the day (15)
Kids Wake-7:45
Morning chores for mom- Kids get ready for the day (15)
Kids Chores (help train them for a week ) (30) should go down to (15)
Breakfast (30)
Bible, Character, Manners, Ect. & talk time (45)
Speech with Michaela (15) C&K are doing math work
Memory work (30)
Penmanship (15)
Read Alouds (30) Tue-Library, lunch and choir
Art (15) Wednesday
11:45 Lunch- Mom transfers laundry
12:45 Lunch is cleaned up and PE until 1:15
Afternoon Cleaning and chores
1:30 wash up and Language/Phonics table time (30)
TV Time/electronic time- Mom works (30)
Laundry folding/put away (15)
2:30 World Cultures/History/Reading (45)
Science (30)
Electives (15)
4:00 Finished with school Tue-finish anything needed for school after choir
Free time until 5:30 errands, read, write, sing, play, talk, errands, fun time, games, penpals, practice time
(moms time for email, computer, free time, grocery list, plan school and finish up, picture organizing)
5:30-6:00 quick house pick up daily allowance?
6:00 begin dinner as family
7:00 eat and clean up
7:30 Evening chores
7:45 get ready for bed
8:00 Kids in bed with night story and prayer
9:00-9:30 finish up anything-plan school, ect.
9:30-11:00 mom and dad time

ONLY 30 MIN TV COMP TIME DAILY WHILE I AM WORKING


We just started this this week and our days seemed to be more productive and organized. The allotted time for each will change and the times are kind of goal times so everything will run smoothly. I am usually not this structured, but noticed that I never knew when I was going to be able to fit laundry time, etc. and the kiddos love knowing exactly what comes next.

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Re: Let's share our schedules!

Postby my3sons » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:45 pm

This looks great, Sherri! :D My kids like to know what is happening next too, and the order is more important for them than exact times, though I find we don't stray more than half an hour or so from the times usually, once I've gotten a routine figured out. Thanks for sharing - this will surely be a help to other moms figuring out how to approach their homeschooling days too! :D

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Re: Let's share our schedules!

Postby StephanieU » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:10 pm

Julie posted this on one of the conversations about the World Geography guide. I thought I would link it here for others looking for the WG guide times per box and her schedule:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=14423&p=102086&hilit=religions#p102086
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Re: Let's share our schedules!

Postby Carrie » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:43 pm

Ladies,

It seems that I get my schedule up after our school year is over and just before we begin our new year! :D Anyway, I thought it might help some of you as you're preparing for the World Geography Guide to get an idea of my boys' schedule. I try hard to use the start, end, breakfast, lunch, and recess times routinely in our days. The other time increments I view as guidelines that fluctuate, however those guidelines do help me know if I am lagging way behind in my day. :wink: So, for me the times listed really help keep me moving forward on track.

If I see a child (or multiple kiddos) are falling way behind in their day, I jump in and help them catch up. To do this, I might do all of an English lesson orally, assigning none to be done on paper. Or, I may write out the math problems from the textbook to help the child move more quickly. I might downsize a math assignment a bit if needed. Or, I might put away or set out a child's materials open to needed pages to move him along. I may write a younger child's answers to DITHR, while he dictates them to me to save time. Or, I might sit right by a child pointing out text or redirecting while he works to keep him on task. I might read directions aloud from an older child's guide while he follows them, or I might send the kiddos for a much needed break while I quickly check their work to see why they might have fallen behind. Anyway, these are just a few ideas of how you can partner with your kiddos to keep them on track and happily moving through their day. :D

Below find our schedules for the 2013-2014 school year. Cole was in his senior year of high school, piloting much of our literature and world history plans for the new guide. Shaw was doing the World Geography Guide. Greyson was doing Creation to Christ. Beau was finishing the last bit of LHFHG and doing Beyond. All of the boys finished their guides by the end of the school year, except Beau will continue with his remaining 4 weeks of Beyond at the beginning of the new school year this year. :D

The approximate times for the various subjects are in parentheses. I also designate for my younger kiddos in which room they need to do each subject. These room designations are also listed in parentheses. For my older kiddos, I only designate a room if they must be in that area at that specific time. Otherwise, they are free to choose where to do their work, as they have proven to be responsible. :D Times the kiddos meet with the teacher are noted in bold. I scheduled a needed break for work for me from 1:30-3:30, which is why the schedule looks the way it does!

Cole’s Grade 12 Schedule: Piloting much of the literature, grammar, world history, Spanish, speech, and writing for the new guide (Note: Cole's senior year had a lighter load, as I front loaded his first 3 years of high school so much that he did not have as much left for his final year. :D Needles to say, he was thrilled with his senior schedule!)
7:00-7:30 Get up / Make bed / Groom / Eat Yogurt (30 min.)
7:30-8:00 Bible (Mon.-Thurs.) (30 min.)
8:00-8:30 M/W/F Writing; T/R Greek (30 min.)
8:30-9:00 Spanish (30 min.)
9:00-9:20 Breakfast (kitchen table) (20 min.)
9:20-10:05 Math (45 min.)
10:05-10:50 World History (45 min.)
10:50-11:35 Physics (45 min.)
11:35-12:15 World Literature (45 min.)
12:15-1:00 Mon./Wed./Fri. Grammar(45 min.) Tues./Thurs. Speech (45 min.)
1:00-1:30 Lunch (30 min.)

Shaw’s Grade 9 Schedule: World Geography Guide :D
At Night: do the next day's Storytime (25 min) Do Summary Sheet or orally narrate into iPod as assigned in guide. Bring iPod for teacher to listen to narration during 10:30 meeting time the next morning.
7:00-7:30 Get up / Make bed / Deoderant / Brush Teeth (30 min.)
7:30-8:00 Devotional/Logic Box (30 min.) Note: Meet with mom in afternoon to discuss Logic as assigned once a week.
8:00-8:30 World Religion & Cultures (30 min.) Note: When assigned, be prepared to narrate to teacher at 10:30.
8:30-9:00 Foreign Language (30 min.) Do Spanish and begin Greek. Note: Be prepared to pronounce your Spanish words for teacher at 10:45.
9:00-9:20 Breakfast (kitchen table) (20 min.) Do not be late!
9:20-10:00 World Geography Box (40 min.) Note: Be prepared to orally narrate to teacher at 10:30. Do not narrate this one into your iPod.
10:00-10:30 Geography Activity Box (30 min.)
10:30-10:45 Meet with teacher to do assigned oral narrations (15 min.) (Kitchen). Narration will either be from the Living Library (on iPod), or the World Geography box, or from the World Religion & Culture’s box. Bring book you are narrating from for teacher to hold as you narrate. Be sure to come on time.
10:45-11:00 Meet with teacher to pronounce Spanish words and finish Greek. (15 min.) (Kitchen)
11:00-11:35 Meet with teacher to do Grammar/Dictation on Days 1 and 3. (Kitchen) On Days 2 and 4, do not meet with teacher but instead do Essentials in Writing. (35 min.) Note: On Days 2 and 4, teacher corrects your morning work during this time.
11:35-12:15 Bible (40 min.) Note: Plan to meet with Mom in afternoon to discuss as assigned about once every 5 days in guide.
12:15-1:00 Math (45 min.) (Mom’s Room) Go to Mom first to go over assignment. Then, work on assignment.
1:00-1:30 Lunch (30 min.)
At 1:30 Recess outside (30-60 min.)
2:30-3:30 Break from school to work/play
3:30-4:15 Science (45 min.) Note: Do Experiments at Kitchen Counter
4:15-5:00 Literature (45 min.) Note: Be prepared to answer questions with Mom at 5:00.
5:00-5:30 Meet with Mom to do any ‘T’ boxes: Logic Discussion, Literature questions, Bible discussion. Go over any uncorrected boxes in the plans. Then, put away corrected materials and books. Note: If done early, this meeting will be at 4:30-5:00 instead.

Grey’s Grade 5 Schedule: Creation to Christ :D
7:55-8:10 Get up / Make bed / Brush Teeth/ Get Dressed (15 min.)
8:10-8:40 Bible Quiet Time (30 min.) (Your room at little table)
8:40-9:00 Independent History Study Box (20 min.) (Your room at little table)
9:00-9:20 Breakfast (kitchen table) (20 min.)
9:20-9:50 Reading About History Box (30 min.) (Kitchen Table) Note: Research must be done on iPad with teacher's oversight in morning room.
9:50-10:10 Read Storytime assignment. (Living Room or Family Room) Then, follow Storytime directions to give a detailed oral narration into iphone, prepare skit/speech/quick markerboard sketch/or write 2 questions/, 5 sentence summary narration into iphone, find matching Proverb to share. Be prepared to share this with teacher at 10:10. (20 min.)
10:10-10:15 Teacher goes over Storytime follow-up (i.e listens to narration on iphone, watches skit/hears ad speech/views markerboard sketch/listens to Grey answer 2 questions, or listen to Grey share connections with Proverb he chose.)
10:15-10:35 Do Grammar or Write with the Best with teacher. (20 min.) (Kitchen) Teacher introduces the subject and Grey finishes on own.
10:35-11:10 Play with Beau (30 min.) (Playroom or Living Room)
11:10-11:40 Science (30 min.) (Morning Room or Kitchen) Note: Experiments must be done in the kitchen!
11:40-12:05 Bible Study/Geography Box with teacher (25 min.) (Morning Room)
12:05-12:30 History Project (25 min.) (Kitchen)
12:30-1:00 Teacher oversees Drawn into the Heart of Reading (30 min.) (Morning Room) Note: Only do DITHR on days assigned in plans.
1:00-1:30 Lunch (30 min.)
At 1:30 Recess outside (30-60 min.)
2:30-3:30 Free Time
3:30-4:00 Poetry Box with Mom’s oversight (30 min.) (Kitchen Table or Counter)
4:00-4:30 Math with Mom (30 min.) (Kitchen Table)

Beau’s Grade 2 Schedule: Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory :D
8:30-9:00 Get up / Make bed / Brush Teeth/ Get Dressed (30 min.)
9:00-9:20 Breakfast (kitchen table) (20 min.)
9:20-10:10 Left Side of Beyond Little Hearts with teacher (50 min.) (Morning Room – Grey may come to do research.)
10:10-10:35 Play in room upstairs (25 min.) Note: May leave out what you are playing to play more at 11:50.
10:35-11:10 Playtime with Greyson (30 min.) (Playroom or Living Room)
11:10-11:20 Snack (Kitchen Table) (10 min.)
11:20-11:50 Computer (30 min.)
11:50-12:15 Play in own room upstairs (25 min.) (Beau’s bedroom)
Clean-up and come down by 12:15 for DVD.
12:15-1:00 DVD – Quietly! No long movies. Must be educational in nature. (45 min.)(Living Room)
1:00-1:30 Lunch (30 min.)
At 1:30 Recess (60 min.)
2:30-3:30 Free Time
3:30-3:45 Language Arts with Mom (15 min.) (Kitchen Table)
3:45-4:00 Phonics with Mom (15 min.) (Kitchen Table)
4:00-4:15 Copywork with mom (15 min.) (Kitchen Table)
4:15-4:30 Math with mom (15 min.)(Kitchen Table)

Blessings,
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Re: Let's share our schedules!

Postby daybreaking » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:56 pm

Carrie wrote:Ladies,

It seems that I get my schedule up after our school year is over and just before we begin our new year! :D Anyway, I thought it might help some of you as you're preparing for the World Geography Guide to get an idea of my boys' schedule. I try hard to use the start, end, breakfast, lunch, and recess times routinely in our days. The other time increments I view as guidelines that fluctuate, however those guidelines do help me know if I am lagging way behind in my day. :wink: So, for me the times listed really help keep me moving forward on track.

If I see a child (or multiple kiddos) are falling way behind in their day, I jump in and help them catch up. To do this, I might do all of an English lesson orally, assigning none to be done on paper. Or, I may write out the math problems from the textbook to help the child move more quickly. I might downsize a math assignment a bit if needed. Or, I might put away or set out a child's materials open to needed pages to move him along. I may write a younger child's answers to DITHR, while he dictates them to me to save time. Or, I might sit right by a child pointing out text or redirecting while he works to keep him on task. I might read directions aloud from an older child's guide while he follows them, or I might send the kiddos for a much needed break while I quickly check their work to see why they might have fallen behind. Anyway, these are just a few ideas of how you can partner with your kiddos to keep them on track and happily moving through their day. :D

Below find our schedules for the 2013-2014 school year. Cole was in his senior year of high school, piloting much of our literature and world history plans for the new guide. Shaw was doing the World Geography Guide. Greyson was doing Creation to Christ. Beau was finishing the last bit of LHFHG and doing Beyond. All of the boys finished their guides by the end of the school year, except Beau will continue with his remaining 4 weeks of Beyond at the beginning of the new school year this year. :D

The approximate times for the various subjects are in parentheses. I also designate for my younger kiddos in which room they need to do each subject. These room designations are also listed in parentheses. For my older kiddos, I only designate a room if they must be in that area at that specific time. Otherwise, they are free to choose where to do their work, as they have proven to be responsible. :D Times the kiddos meet with the teacher are noted in bold.

Cole’s Grade 12 Schedule: Piloting much of the literature, grammar, world history, Spanish, speech, and writing for the new guide (Note: Cole's senior year had a lighter load, as I front loaded his first 3 years of high school so much that he did not have as much left for his final year. :D Needles to say, he was thrilled with his senior schedule!)
7:00-7:30 Get up / Make bed / Groom / Eat Yogurt (30 min.)
7:30-8:00 Bible (Mon.-Thurs.) (30 min.)
8:00-8:30 M/W/F Writing; T/R Greek (30 min.)
8:30-9:00 Spanish (30 min.)
9:00-9:20 Breakfast (kitchen table) (20 min.)
9:20-10:05 Math (45 min.)
10:05-10:50 World History (45 min.)
10:50-11:35 Physics (45 min.)
11:35-12:15 World Literature (45 min.)
12:15-1:00 Mon./Wed./Fri. Grammar(45 min.) Tues./Thurs. Speech (45 min.)
1:00-1:30 Lunch (30 min.)

Shaw’s Grade 9 Schedule: World Geography Guide :D
At Night: do the next day's Storytime (25 min) Do Summary Sheet or orally narrate into iPod as assigned in guide. Bring iPod for teacher to listen to narration during 10:30 meeting time the next morning.
7:00-7:30 Get up / Make bed / Deoderant / Brush Teeth (30 min.)
7:30-8:00 Devotional/Logic Box (30 min.) Note: Meet with mom in afternoon to discuss Logic as assigned once a week.
8:00-8:30 World Religion & Cultures (30 min.) Note: When assigned, be prepared to narrate to teacher at 10:30.
8:30-9:00 Foreign Language (30 min.) Do Spanish and begin Greek. Note: Be prepared to pronounce your Spanish words for teacher at 10:45.
9:00-9:20 Breakfast (kitchen table) (20 min.) Do not be late!
9:20-10:00 World Geography Box (40 min.) Note: Be prepared to orally narrate to teacher at 10:30. Do not narrate this one into your iPod.
10:00-10:30 Geography Activity Box (30 min.)
10:30-10:45 Meet with teacher to do assigned oral narrations (15 min.) (Kitchen). Narration will either be from the Living Library (on iPod), or the World Geography box, or from the World Religion & Culture’s box. Bring book you are narrating from for teacher to hold as you narrate. Be sure to come on time.
10:45-11:00 Meet with teacher to pronounce Spanish words and finish Greek. (15 min.) (Kitchen)
11:00-11:35 Meet with teacher to do Grammar/Dictation on Days 1 and 3. (Kitchen) On Days 2 and 4, do not meet with teacher but instead do Essentials in Writing. (35 min.) Note: On Days 2 and 4, teacher corrects your morning work during this time.
11:35-12:15 Bible (40 min.) Note: Plan to meet with Mom in afternoon to discuss as assigned about once every 5 days in guide.
12:15-1:00 Math (45 min.) (Mom’s Room) Go to Mom first to go over assignment. Then, work on assignment.
1:00-1:30 Lunch (30 min.)
At 1:30 Recess outside (30-60 min.)
2:30-3:30 Break from school to work/play
3:30-4:15 Science (45 min.) Note: Do Experiments at Kitchen Counter
4:15-5:00 Literature (45 min.) Note: Be prepared to answer questions with Mom at 5:00.
5:00-5:30 Meet with Mom to do any ‘T’ boxes: Logic Discussion, Literature questions, Bible discussion. Go over any uncorrected boxes in the plans. Then, put away corrected materials and books. Note: If done early, this meeting will be at 4:30-5:00 instead.

Grey’s Grade 5 Schedule: Creation to Christ :D
7:55-8:10 Get up / Make bed / Brush Teeth/ Get Dressed (15 min.)
8:10-8:40 Bible Quiet Time (30 min.) (Your room at little table)
8:40-9:00 Independent History Study Box (20 min.) (Your room at little table)
9:00-9:20 Breakfast (kitchen table) (20 min.)
9:20-9:50 Reading About History Box (30 min.) (Kitchen Table) Note: Research must be done on iPad with teacher's oversight in morning room.
9:50-10:10 Read Storytime assignment. (Living Room or Family Room) Then, follow Storytime directions to give a detailed oral narration into iphone, prepare skit/speech/quick markerboard sketch/or write 2 questions/, 5 sentence summary narration into iphone, find matching Proverb to share. Be prepared to share this with teacher at 10:10. (20 min.)
10:10-10:15 Teacher goes over Storytime follow-up (i.e listens to narration on iphone, watches skit/hears ad speech/views markerboard sketch/listens to Grey answer 2 questions, or listen to Grey share connections with Proverb he chose.)
10:15-10:35 Do Grammar or Write with the Best with teacher. (20 min.) (Kitchen) Teacher introduces the subject and Grey finishes on own.
10:35-11:10 Play with Beau (30 min.) (Playroom or Living Room)
11:10-11:40 Science (30 min.) (Morning Room or Kitchen) Note: Experiments must be done in the kitchen!
11:40-12:05 Bible Study/Geography Box with teacher (25 min.) (Morning Room)
12:05-12:30 History Project (25 min.) (Kitchen)
12:30-1:00 Teacher oversees Drawn into the Heart of Reading (30 min.) (Morning Room) Note: Only do DITHR on days assigned in plans.
1:00-1:30 Lunch (30 min.)
At 1:30 Recess outside (30-60 min.)
2:30-3:30 Free Time
3:30-4:00 Poetry Box with Mom’s oversight (30 min.) (Kitchen Table or Counter)
4:00-4:30 Math with Mom (30 min.) (Kitchen Table)

Beau’s Grade 2 Schedule: Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory :D
8:30-9:00 Get up / Make bed / Brush Teeth/ Get Dressed (30 min.)
9:00-9:20 Breakfast (kitchen table) (20 min.)
9:20-10:10 Left Side of Beyond Little Hearts with teacher (50 min.) (Morning Room – Grey may come to do research.)
10:10-10:35 Play in room upstairs (25 min.) Note: May leave out what you are playing to play more at 11:50.
10:35-11:10 Playtime with Greyson (30 min.) (Playroom or Living Room)
11:10-11:20 Snack (Kitchen Table) (10 min.)
11:20-11:50 Computer (30 min.)
11:50-12:15 Play in own room upstairs (25 min.) (Beau’s bedroom)
Clean-up and come down by 12:15 for DVD.
12:15-1:00 DVD – Quietly! No long movies. Must be educational in nature. (45 min.)(Living Room)
1:00-1:30 Lunch (30 min.)
At 1:30 Recess (60 min.)
2:30-3:30 Free Time
3:30-3:45 Language Arts with Mom (15 min.) (Kitchen Table)
3:45-4:00 Phonics with Mom (15 min.) (Kitchen Table)
4:00-4:15 Copywork with mom (15 min.) (Kitchen Table)
4:15-4:30 Math with mom (15 min.)(Kitchen Table)

Blessings,
Carrie


This is very helpful, Carrie!! :D Thank you for sharing. If you ever have time to post your 2012-2013 schedule, I'd love to see that one too, as I find your schedules a big help as I plan our days. Thanks a bunch! :D

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Re: Let's share our schedules!

Postby Carrie » Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:22 pm

daybreaking,

I can't believe that I didn't post my schedule for 2012-2013! :D I don't know how I missed posting it. Luckily, I still have the schedule, so I'll post it here in the hopes that it will help some of you! :D

I'll just share that I try hard to stick to the start, end, breakfast, lunch, and recess times routinely in our days. The other time increments I view as guidelines that fluctuate, however those guidelines do help me know if I am lagging way behind in my day. :wink: So, for me the times listed really help keep me moving forward on track. :D

If I see a child (or multiple kiddos) are falling way behind in their day, I jump in and help them catch up. To do this, I might do all of an English lesson orally, assigning none to be done on paper. Or, I may write out the math problems from the textbook to help the child move more quickly. I might downsize a math assignment a bit if needed. Or, I might put away or set out a child's materials open to needed pages to move him along. I may write a younger child's answers to DITHR, while he dictates them to me to save time. Or, I might sit right by a child pointing out text or redirecting while he works to keep him on task. I might read directions aloud from an older child's guide while he follows them, or I might send the kiddos for a much needed break while I quickly check their work to see why they might have fallen behind. Anyway, these are just a few ideas of how you can partner with your kiddos to keep them on track and happily moving through their day. :D

Below find our schedules for the 2012-2013 school year. Cole was in his junior year of high school, piloting much of our high school plans for the new high school guides. Shaw was doing MTMM. Greyson was doing Preparing. Beau was doing LHFHG. All of the boys finished their guides by the end of the school year, except Beau who continued to finish his remaining 4 weeks of LHFHG at the beginning of the next school year. :D

The approximate times for the various subjects are in parentheses. I also designate for my younger kiddos in which room they need to do each subject. These room designations are also listed in parentheses. For my older kiddos, I only designate a room if they must be in that area at that specific time. Otherwise, they are free to choose where to do their work, as they have proven to be responsible. :D Times the kiddos meet with the teacher are noted in bold. As you can see from the schedule below, I had groups of times where I was overseeing two kiddos (or more at once) with varying subjects. It was a bit chaotic at times, but it did work! :D I needed to have a break built into my schedule mid-afternoon form 1:30-3:30 for work, so this is why the schedule looks the way it does! :D

Cole’s Grade 11 Schedule: Piloting and trying potential options for our new high school guides :D
6:30-7:00 Get up / Make bed / Groom / Eat Yogurt (30 min.)
7:00-7:25 Quiet Time (25 min.) (Mom’s study)
7:25-7:50 Bible (25 min.) (Mon.-Thurs.) (Family room)
7:50-8:20 Spanish (30 min.) (Family room)
8:20-9:00 American History (40 min.) (Family room/TV as needed)
9:00-9:15 Breakfast (kitchen table) (15 min.) Do not be late!
9:15-10:00 Essentials in Writing (45 min.)(Mom’s study)
10:00-10:45 Chemistry (Mom’s Study/Experiments at kitchen counter) (45 min.)
10:45-11:20 Grammar (Mon./Wed.) Greek (Tues./Thurs.) with Mom at kitchen table (35min.) Be sure to come on time. Eat snack after completing Grammar or Greek assignment.
11:20-12:00 Economics (Mon./Tues./Wed.) Finance (Thurs.) (40 min.)(Either Family room or Mom’s study)
12:00-1:00 Math (Set timer for 60 min. and stop) Go to Mom with problems. (Mom’s study at glass table)
1:00-1:30 Lunch (Do not be late.) (30 min.)
1:30-2:30 Recess outside with your brothers (60 min.)
2:30-3:00 Playtime with Beau (30 min.)
3:00-3:30 Playtime with Grey (30 min.) After playtime with Grey, put away any corrected subjects prior to beginning Lit.
3:30-4:30 BJU Literature and Novels (60 min.) (Mom’s study) Discuss literature questions with mom as time allows during day or do in evening.
4:30-5:15 Art of Argument (Mon./Wed.) Music Appreciation (Tues./Thurs.) (45 min.) (Family room or Mom’s study)
5:15-6:00 Whenever you finish school: Pack Orders (45 min.)
6:00-6:30 Whenever you finish packing orders: Computer (30 min.)
6:30-7:15 Dinner

Shaw’s Grade 8 Schedule: Misisons to Modern Marvels :D
6:30-7:00 Get up / Make bed / Groom / Cinn. Applesauce (30 min.)
7:00-7:25 Storytime (25 min.) (Family Room in Addition) Orally narrate into ipod as needed.
7:25-8:05 Picking orders (40 min.) (Tues.-Fri.)
8:05-8:35 Bible Quiet Time (30 min.) (Morning Room)
8:35-9:00 Reading About History (25 min.) (Morning Room) Narrate to me before breakfast if needed.
9:00-9:15 Breakfast (kitchen table) (15 min.) Do not be late!
9:15-9:40 Geography/Timeline/Worthy Words/Economics (25 min.)(Family Room addition at game table – not in morning room during Beau’s school) Note: You will discuss Worthy Words with mom in afternoon, but do your index card answers now.
9:40-10:10 History Project (30 min.) (Kitchen Counter/Morning Room)
10:10-10:30 Independent History Box (20 min.) (Morning Room) Discuss questions with me in afternoon.
10:30-11:10 Grammar/Dictation with me at kitchen table (40 min.) Be sure to come on time. Eat snack when working on Grammar and dictation assignment at end.
11:10-11:40 Playtime with Beau (30 min.) (Living Room: Games from cupboard)
11:40-12:15 Drawn into Heart of Reading (only on days when no Write with the Best) Write with the Best (as scheduled in MTMM Guide)(45 min.) (Kitchen Table with Mom to start/Morning Room for assignment)
12:15-1:00 Math (45 min.) (Mom’s Room) Go to Mom first to go over assignment. Work on assignment in her room.
1:00-1:30 Lunch (Do not be late.) (30 min.)
1:30-2:30 Recess outside with your brothers (60 min.)
2:30-3:00 Playtime with Greyson (30 min.)
3:00-3:30 Computer (30 min.)
3:30-4:30 Science Exploration (30 min.) (Morning Room to read/ Experiments: Kitchen Counter)
4:00-4:30 President Study / State Study (30 min.) (Family Room at game table or Kitchen Counter) Mom will help you with the State Study.
4:30-5:00 Nature Study / Biblical Worldview (30 min.) Do what you can on your own and finish the rest with Mom at 5:00. (Morning Room)
5:00-5:30 Meet with Mom to go over the day’s work (30 min.) Do Socratic Discussion from Worthy Words, give any oral narrations, go over each box in the plans. Then, put away corrected materials and books.
5:30-6:30 Free Time in Room (60 min.)
6:30-7:15 Dinner

Grey’s Grade 4 Schedule: Preparing Hearts for His Glory :D
8:15-8:30 Get up / Make bed / Brush Teeth/ Get Dressed (15 min.)
8:30-9:00 Computer (30 min.)
9:00-9:15 Breakfast (kitchen table) (15 min.) Do not be late!
9:15-9:25 Cheerful Cursive (10 min.) (Kitchen Table)
9:25-9:45 Independent History Study Box (20 min.) (Family Room or Kitchen Table) Do not bother Cole or Shaw during this time! If done early, go on to next subject.
9:45-10:10 Mom goes over Independent History Study Box, then does Reading About History Box (25 min.) (Family Room)
10:10-10:30 Geography/Timeline/Research/Vocabulary (20 min.) (Kitchen Table with Mom)
10:30-11:00 Playtime with Beau (30 min.) (Living Room/Playroom)
11:00-11:10 Snack (10 min.) (Kitchen Table)
11:10-11:30 Bible Study with Mom (20 min.) (Family Room or Kitchen Table)
11:30-11:50 Dictation/Grammar (20 min.) (Kitchen Table)
11:50-12:20 Science (Greyson reads directions to Mom and goes over assignment with me first.) (30 min.) (Family Room/Kitchen Counter)
12:20-12:40 History Project (20 min.) (Kitchen with Mom)
12:40-1:00 Storytime with Mom (20 min.) (Family Room)
1:00-1:30 Lunch (Do not be late.) (30 min.)
1:30-2:30 Recess outside with your brothers (60 min.)
2:30-3:00 Playtime with Shaw (30 min.)
3:00-3:30 Playtime with Cole (30 min.)
3:30-3:50 Math with Mom (20 min.) (Kitchen Table)
3:50-4:20 Drawn into the Heart of Reading with Mom (30 min.) (Family Room or Kitchen Table)
4:20-4:40 Poetry with mom (20 min.) (Kitchen Table)
4:40-5:30 Free Time (Computer only if not done in morning.)
5:30-6:30 Time in Room (60 min.)
6:30-7:15 Dinner

Beau’s Grade 1 Schedule: Little Hearts for His Glory :D
8:45-9:00 Get up / Make bed / Brush Teeth/ Get Dressed (15 min.)
9:00-9:15 Breakfast (kitchen table) (15 min.) Do not be late!
9:15-9:45 Left Side of LHFHG (except Rhymes) and Storytime (30 min.) (Morning Room)
9:45-10:30 DVD – Quietly! No long movies of any kind! (45 min.) (Living Room)
10:30-11:00 Playtime with Greyson (30 min.) (Playroom or Living Room)
11:00-11:10 Snack (Kitchen Table) (10 min.)
11:10-11:40 Playtime with Shaw (30 min.) (Games from cupboard – Living Room) At end, Shaw, please help Beau get onto his computer game for today.
11:40-12:10 Computer (30 min.) (Living Room/Playroom)
12:10-1:00 Play in own room upstairs (40 min.) (Beau’s bedroom)
1:00-1:30 Lunch (Do not be late.) (30 min.)
1:30-2:30 Recess outside with your brothers (60 min.)
2:30-3:00 Playtime with Cole (30 min.)
3:00-3:30 Free Time (30 min.)
3:30-3:45 Fine Motor Skills with Mom (15 min.) (Kitchen Table)
3:45-3:50 Rhymes in Motion with Mom (5 min.) (Living Room)
3:50-4:10 Phonics with Mom (20 min.) (Kitchen Table)
4:10-4:30 Math with Mom (20 min.)(Kitchen Table)
4:30-5:30 Play on Own (30 min.)
5:30-6:30 Play in room upstairs (60 min.)
6:30-7:15 Dinner

Blessings,
Carrie
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Re: Let's share our schedules!

Postby Mumkins » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:44 pm

Carrie- What are you using for Greek?
6 awesome kids!

3 at a Christian school
1 doing WG
1 doing Preparing
1 sweet toddler
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Re: Let's share our schedules!

Postby daybreaking » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:27 pm

Mumkins wrote:Carrie- What are you using for Greek?


This might help:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=15160&p=106787&hilit=Greek+Carrie#p106787

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Re: Let's share our schedules!

Postby Mumkins » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:50 am

Thank you
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Re: Let's share our schedules!

Postby queenireneof3 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:46 pm

So here is our current (on paper) 2015 schedule for running LHTH with my 4 yo, partial Beyond with my 7yo (she is taking a slow semester before starting Bigger after Christmas), and Bigger with my 9yo.

A couple of notes about the schedule:
1. I am shifting to a 4-day school week this year. My oldest son, doing Bigger will have shorter days on Fridays, since Bigger is meant to be 5days. that is why I have a M-TH and a Fri schedule.
2. I have some times as markers for me so we stay on track; other things are more of a block or routine, rather than a specific time since we need that flexibility.
3. I am not a morning person, and my kids are great about sleeping in, so we don't start very early! :wink:
4. I set the timer for math so that we don't take too long on this subject. It is my oldest's hardest subject. When the timer dings, we put it away and pick up the next day where we left off. This is a big relief to him and helpful to keep our day on track.
5. I am an introvert, so I scheduled a long lunch and an early/consistent stop time.
6. Below our regular schedule I will put our half-speed schedule for starting out.

Full speed schedule (M-TH)
Before school:
Mom wakes up at 7am, dresses, eats, quiet time, starts any meal prep for lunch or dinner if necessary
Kids wake up 8:15. Do their "morning chores" (dressing, making bed, cleaning clothes, a few other random things) before eating

1. 9:00
4yo-momma helps settle on a blanket with a school game/toy of his choosing, then helps others kids
7yo and 9yo- short calendar activity, cursive, spelling (3x/week), grammar

2. 15-20 min timer
4yo- continued play time, some with 7yo
7yo- handwriting workbook and Explode the Code independently, play with 4yo when done
9yo- math

3. 15 min timer
4yo- play with 9yo
7yo- math
9yo -play with 4yo

4. 10:00 (approximately)
4yo- play time with 9yo or independently
7yo- Bible, reading, poetry
9yo- play with 4yo or independently

5. 10:30 (approximately)
4yo- play time with 7yo or independently
7yo- play time with 4yo or independently
9yo- Bible, poetry, History, Rotating Box (left side of Bigger)

6. 11:15 (non- negotiable stop time)
lunch break

7. 12:30
4yo- LHTH
7yo- free
9yo- free

8. 1:00
Storytime. Everyone has their own book. I start with the 4yo and work up to the 9yo. While the 7yo and I read, 9yo puts 4yo to nap.

9. 1:30
4yo- nap
7yo- science or home ec
9yo- reading (eventually DITHOR when he is done with emerging readers), science

Done around 2:30! (Except for Bigger's hymn study which we will do before bed)

FRIDAYS:
9yo- left side of Bigger, science, math games on computer
7yo-handwriting book, math games on computer
4yo-kumon workbooks and a computer game. (Starfall or Boowa and Kwala)

Half-speed for starting out:
For the first unit or two we will start with our same morning routine, then do the above schedule alternating these days
Day 1- no #9 (done after storytime)
Day 2 - no #5; do #9 in that time slot instead (still done after storytime)
We also talked through the whole schedule and skipped some things in #s 1 and 2 on our first day just so we can ease into everything without being overwheled. As they get faster and more independent in a few subjects we will be able to push to full speed with the whole schedule.
Sara Irene
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mommy of ds B (10yo), dd S (8yo), ds S (5yo), dd (20months), new dd expected 8/20/17, and two who went to meet Jesus 3/5/2014 and 7/23/14
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Re: Let's share our schedules!

Postby TinainOK » Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:27 pm

Carrie,
It would be soooooo helpful to include in reprints of the TM an approximate time allotment for each box like you posted on here. I always have trouble finding it every yr to use as a guide. Possibly, until then, include a single paper insert inside TM including your disclaimer for being on task, no rabbit trails,and after all are into a flow with the schedule. :D It would really help reduce beginning of year planning when juggling different TM/ children. It at least gives you a goal/ guide to utilize.
Thanks,
Tina
mother of 2 homeschool grads, 11 yr old ds, 9 yr old dd; used: beyond,bigger,creation to Christ. This yr: preparing & resurrection to reformation
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