Keeping a schedule when homeschooling can be difficult. I remember having a schedule every beginning of a new school year, it would work for the first week or so and then we would start adding more activities or wanted to attend field trips that came up and were not on the schedule. We would have to change the schedule and stay late some days to follow the schedule and then the next day we would have to take off or finish early. It was not easy to follow and it became a bit stressful.
I think it is good to have a schedule because it gives you and your student an idea of what it is that needs to be worked on each day/week but if some thing comes up and it interrupts your planned week, it is alright, no need to stress, just keep going and when you have a chance, get back to it.
Here is an example of a fun schedule for younger kids. You can create it with fun drawings that your kids can identify with. They then have the freedom to choose what to do first and what to do last. Kids will feel confident and independent since they have control of it. You can tell them what they need to complete each day and they can be in charge of choosing the order that they want to complete it in.
Below you will find the weekly schedule and pictures shown in the video. You can download them and use them with your children.
Gina Evangelista is a homeschool mom, course creator, certified educator, and positive psychology coach. She has been homeschooling her two children for thirteen years and offers homeschool evaluations, consultations, on-line courses, and homeshool coaching. When she is not working as an educator or coach, she enjoys reading, photography, exercising, and working on creative projects.