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August 20th, 2012, 04:42 PM
Eowyn's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Whats your school schedule like during the day? Do you keep specific school hours or just 'when it's done, it's done' ?
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August 20th, 2012, 05:12 PM
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I usually take the 'when it's done, it's done' approach. But our schoolwork schedule is planned to go like this:

Bible/character building
Horizon Math
Extra activities (cooking, science project, etc.)

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August 20th, 2012, 05:59 PM
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We're schedulers. We start the day at 7:30 when DH leaves for work and are done by 8:30-9 because we have activities that start at 10. Granted, I'm only doing pre-k/k.

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August 20th, 2012, 06:21 PM
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We have a list of things that have to be accomplished each day. If it's done early, it warrants x-box time. If it's not finished, it becomes homework. I don't schedule it. (I DO however, warn Ben - 4th gr - if I have a conference call or something that day, because he'll need to plan on independent assignments during that time. If he has an assignment that I teach/help, he needs to do it while I'm available.)

Generally speaking, we start at 8-9 a.m. (after dh leaves and we have breakfast). Daniel (1st) is done before lunch. Ben is done by 2-3 p.m. usually (with a couple of breaks other than lunch, too).

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August 20th, 2012, 06:22 PM
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We're pretty relaxed, but we do have a general schedule. We usually start at about 9 or 9:30, with letters/phonics and numbers/math, although this week we've started doing calendar books and will do those first. Then we do Bible. By now, the kids are usually ready for a snack, and then we come back for everything else science/social studies/health/unit/craft/whatever else we're doing that day. We're usually finished by 11:30 or noon.
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August 20th, 2012, 06:46 PM
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We start at 8 and are done, usually, by noon.

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August 20th, 2012, 07:08 PM
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There is no rhyme or reason to our day. The kids usually do lessons after lunch and take however long it takes. They get free computer time or Nintendo time (yes all we have is the original Nintendo, lol) for games if they finish lessons before dinner. I generally don't feel the need to crack down unless one of them is in a rut where they are refusing to do anything.
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August 20th, 2012, 08:39 PM
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we don't have a set time schedule. We start around 1030 and the kids get a lunch break around 1230-100. They have their list that they have to finish for the day. They work on it until the list is complete. I only get upset if they are in la la land and just playing around.
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August 21st, 2012, 07:17 AM
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We start around 9:00 and work until lunch. After lunch we work for a couple more hours. Some days we have places to be: story time, art, sports, errands. If we are out of the house in the morning she works in the afternoon. We take a lot of day trips and do field trips too.

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August 21st, 2012, 01:19 PM
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On typical "Erin days" (Erin is our mother's helper) we start at around 9 or maybe a little later and we're always finished before 11:30.
We almost always follow this routine:
Bible study
Science or art depending on the day
Fine motor practice & Thinking skills or handwriting depending on the day
Story time
I work with Mercy Jane while Erin helps Nathaniel with his much more active preschool lessons. When she isn't here we still try to follow the same routine but Nathaniel usually doesn't get a lesson those days (unless Daddy's home) and Mercy and I take a lot more breaks and leave out things we need her help with. Some "no Erin days" we spread it out so much that we don't finish until supper time.
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August 22nd, 2012, 11:45 AM
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Ds is 11 and in 6th grade. We start at 10 and finish by 1. Our daily schedule looks something like this, depending on the day:

Readings w/narrations (history, science, literature, etc)
Mapwork and timeline
Vocabulary or Grammar
Art or Spanish
Artist, composer or nature study or field trip

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August 22nd, 2012, 01:39 PM
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We're only doing Pre-K, so it doesn't take us long to get through our lessons. Roughly 45-60 minutes. We've been working in the morning, beginning around 9:30 or so.
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August 23rd, 2012, 07:30 AM
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We try to start about 9am and we are usually done by noon. DS is not happy until he does all his subjects! LOL

DS: 5yr old

DD: 3 yr old

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August 24th, 2012, 05:46 AM
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We start around 8:00 am and when the work is done the school day is done. I have a lesson plan, so we know what needs to get accomplished each day. I'm homeschooling a 6th grader and I just decided last week I'll also homeschool my 4th grader too. I homeschooled both for 3 years and placed them into a private school last year, which was a big mistake. I've always allowed them to choice which subjects they wanted to work on first. What matters is getting all the assignments complete. I also have a catch-up week every 8 to 9 weeks, for any areas we get behind on and that will happen. Unexpected things come up such as a sick kid, doctors appointment, or unplanned field trip. Good luck with your planning.

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