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July 1st, 2019, 09:33 AM
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Hey all! We've been homeschooling our 4 children for a year (pulled them out of public school). Do you have any tips or tricks that make planning easy or simple? Thanks!!
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July 6th, 2019, 06:54 AM
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Depending on their ages, there are several tips that might work, but mainly thereís a precedent that your communication has to be open with them and your schedule has to work in a way that you all understand: if you have to explain it or decipher it to each child itís needing improvement, tweak any schedule to fit your needs. 1) find out how long you want school to last (for example Iíll use 36 week standard)
2) remove holidays and important events (that brings us to 32)
3) donít schedule for every week (30 maybe?)
4) do not put dates on the schedule, just week numbers so you have liberty to move them around.
5) look at the recommended curriculum layout, for us our math is 4 days, our writing 3-5 depending on week, science 2 days etc.
6) lay it out, explain it, and let the older kids hold their own schedule and report to you for teaching, meeting, or however your program works.


This year we are expecting a baby during school so I started at 40 weeks, took an extra 3 out for baby, and have adjusted the work to be done sooner so that if we run over itíll still work out.
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July 10th, 2019, 02:33 AM
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Depending on their ages, there are several tips that might work, but mainly thereís a precedent that your communication has to be open with them and your schedule has to work in a way that you all understand: if you have to explain it or decipher it to each child itís needing improvement, tweak any schedule to fit your needs. 1) find out how long you want school to last (for example Iíll use 36 week standard)
2) remove holidays and important events (that brings us to 32)
3) donít schedule for every week (30 maybe?)
4) do not put dates on the schedule, just week numbers so you have liberty to move them around.
5) look at the recommended curriculum layout, for us our math is 4 days, our writing 3-5 depending on week, science 2 days etc.
6) lay it out, explain it, and let the older kids hold their own schedule and report to you for teaching, meeting, or however your program works.


This year we are expecting a baby during school so I started at 40 weeks, took an extra 3 out for baby, and have adjusted the work to be done sooner so that if we run over itíll still work out.
Great advice! I will use it for sure
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