“Homeschooling question for you. I’m thinking of doing some things like you do. What Time do you do school? and what do you do at each time? And how realistically can you stick to it, how many nights a week do you have to skip things because of appointments elsewhere?”
I received this question from a friend this week, and I though I would share my reply here in case anyone else was interested in our school schedule. This was a great set of questions. I want to say before I get deep into my answer that I think a successful home is run with consistency and flexibility. That might sound like an oxymoron. But one thing I learned from my parents was that children and adults alike, like to know what is expected and what is happening next. So, my mom created some consistency by having set routines in our lives. We got up and had the same breakfast and routine before school daily, we came home from school and knew it was snack time, and she asked about our school day. We ate dinner at relatively the same time as a family every night, at the dinner table, with family discussion. We had family time each evening, sometimes it was a family tv show, sometimes it was a family Bible study. We were sent to bed at the same time every night. These consistent activities daily, along with weekly church activities on Sunday and Wednesday, gave our life structure and security. But, sometimes life happened, a new foster child came and needed attention, a neighbor needed help with something, the church had revival services, dad decided we needed more focused homework time, or we got babysitting jobs, etc. Life happened and we had to be flexible. But the next day or two we knew that the consistent schedule would bring us all back to that safe mental and physical place. Our lives should feel secure and yet not so rigid that we can’t care for others, and we can’t handle the unexpected.
Here is my answer to my friend’s questions:
I will try and share my schedule and how it actually works day to day. Every morning all year round, we have school together for two hours. Every evening all year round we have one hour of together school as a family. It looks a little different from season to season. The week after Sukkot we start our official new school year. From late fall to early Spring we focus on our independent academics.
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