Homeschool Schedule {2020/2021}

Hey Guys!

We’ve made it through 7 weeks of homeschooling, of our 2020/2021 school year. So, today i thought i would share our homeschool schedule for this year.

8:30 – Bible, Art, and Spanish, for 4 of my children. My oldest does English during this time.

9:00 – History (Tuesday & Thursday), Science (Wednesday & Friday) for 4 of my children.

9:30 – Handwriting, for 4 of my children. My oldest goes onto History during this time.

9:45 – Snack break

10:00 – Spelling for my 7th grader, reading lessons for my 4th and 1st graders, and my preschooler has some free play time.

10:15 – Independent 30 minute reading time for my 4th and 7th graders. During this time i work with my preschooler and 1st grader.

10:30 – My 10th grader goes onto Chemistry.

10:45 – English for my 4th and 7th graders. Math for my 1st grader. Playtime for my preschooler.

11:00 – Vocab for my 4th and 7th graders. Free time for my 1st grader and preschooler.

11:15 – Geography (Tuesday & Thursday), Literature (Wednesday & Friday) for 4 of my children.

11:30 – My oldest goes onto Spanish.

12:00 – Lunch break, at 12:30 my oldest goes on lunch break.

1:00 – Math for my oldest 3 kids (10th, 7th, and 4th grades). My 2 little’s (1st and preschool) are done with school for the day, so they spend this time playing together.

2:00 – My 4th grader goes on a break and she plays with the 2 little’s. My 7th grader goes onto typing and my 10th grader goes onto personal finance.

2:30 – P.E. for all 5 kids.

3:00 – Schools out for everyone.

So far, this schedule has been working out really well for us. You can download our current 10th, 7th, and 4th grade schedules for free below…

10th Grade Schedule

7th Grade Schedule

4th Grade Schedule

I hope these schedules help bless your homeschooling year.

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Favorite Homeschool Supplies

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We are currently 7 weeks into our 8th year of homeschooling, and i know a lot of families are new to homeschooling this year, so i thought i would share some of my favorite homeschool supplies.

In no particular order….

Those are some of my favorite homeschooling supplies, things i couldn’t homeschool without. I hope you enjoyed my list, and let me know your favorite homeschool/school/office supply.

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October Books

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Today i’m sharing what we are reading in October.

Samuel (10th Grade)

The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner Book 2)

Dasean (7th Grade)

Back Before Dark (Code of Silence Book 2)

Karina (4th Grade)

The Never Girls Collection, book 2

Cruz & Lincoln (1st Grade & Preschool)

Fish Out of Water

Good Night Gorilla

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Ice Cream Summer

Sheep in a Jeep

Veronica (Me)

When No One Is Watching

Read Aloud

The Knight at Dawn (Magic Tree House, book 2)

That’s all we are reading this month. What are you reading?

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School House Tour

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Today i’m giving you an inside tour of our school house.

As i’ve shared before, we built a school house over the summer. It’s about 200 square feet, and so far has been working perfectly for our family.

We did a built-in shoe bench & coat rack. We also did built-in shelving and cabinets.

We got the 3 older kids desks (the white desks) at Office Depot, along with the chairs. The little kids table is from Lakeshore Learning, we bought it way back when we first started homeschooling (8 years ago).

For paint, we used Sherwin Williams Sea Salt on the walls & a just a Pure White on the trim & woodwork. For the floor we used laminate from Lowes called Pro Core Surfaces in the shade Legacy Oak.

I hope you enjoyed this peak inside our school house. Let me know if you have any questions.

First Week of School Recap

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Last week we started school, so i thought i would share how it went, what i’ve changed this year, and what still needs to be tweaked.

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Our first week back went pretty smoothly. This year we are still doing a 4 day schedule, the only change is that Mondays are now our days off, instead of Fridays. I am really liking having Mondays off, i feel like when school starts on Tuesday i’m more prepared. When we had Fridays off, it felt like Friday was just a “Woo-hoo! We made it through the week let’s party” type day. Now having Mondays off, it feels like Mondays are a “let’s get ready to tackle this week” type day. I feel like more is being accomplished during the week and that i’m more prepared to do school.

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Another change we have made this year is, we are now doing math in the afternoon versus first thing in the morning. I have no idea why i didn’t do this sooner, as it really has made a world of difference. There has been no complaining or crying over math, yet. Also, i just feel like my kids are able to focus more on mathematical problems when they are truly fully awake (which by the afternoon they are) and have a few good meals in their stomach.

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This year we are also doing school in our school house we built. This has been a huge blessing and i can’t imagine going back to dining room table schooling again. Having all our school work in one area just feels amazing. No more running up and down a flight of stairs to grab something you forgot.

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The one major thing that isn’t working right now for us is, my preschool & first grader schedules. I really need to find things to entertain them while i teach a lesson/work with my older students. Right now their schedules leave lots of gaps of time where they have nothing scheduled to do, so they get creative and before i know it we have gone through several bottles of glue and it’s only the first week of school.

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I plan on sharing our schedules and a tour of our school house in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned for that. If you have started back to school, i’d love to hear how it’s going.

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