If you’re new to homeschooling or trying to figure out a homeschool daily schedule, welcome to the club! We’ve been homeschooling for years and have loved every moment of it.
Part of our homeschool success is because we do two very big things. First, we create and follow a simple homeschool schedule and secondly, we allow ourselves a little bit of grace.
The combination of those two things is the foundation of our homeschooling daily life! While many of you might be here because of “isolation” requirements, you’ll still find great value from setting up a homeschool daily checklist!
Homeschool Daily Checklist
Homeschool Daily Schedule
As you can tell, we focus on a few core things during our Homeschool Daily Schedule. We believe in learning something new, doing something kind, making something fun, reading something interesting, and getting out and enjoying the outdoors.
And while that might not sound like “traditional” learning and schooling, don’t think for one minute that we’re not doing all the other learning as well. Part of the perk of homeschooling is being able to sprinkle in all the other fun stuff!
But right now, times are different. Homeschooling becomes a “norm” suddenly overnight and parents and children all over the world and now learning at their dining room tables and no longer at their school desks in their classrooms.
You might hear people talk about Isolation Homeschool and the sudden implementation of millions of households suddenly becoming homeschoolers overnight or distance learners… To that, I have one thing to share.
Isolation Homeschool is not “normal homeschool.”
Times are different right now then they’ve ever been and that means that we’re all doing things to get by. This doesn’t mean that I’m saying what you’re doing isn’t right, it’s just different than the regular homeschooling that is done in many homes on a regular basis.
Our normal homeschool routine includes:
- Science classes with friends
- Freeze tag and swinging on the playground for hours
- Dance classes and Acro every single day
- Basketball practices and games
- Treats at Dunkin Donuts when things get hard or lunch at Panera
- Art classes with other creative kids
- Field trips as often as we like
- Swim practice
- Reading at the beach
- Daily walks or bike rides
- Lunches out at restaurants while we do math
- Group beach days when the sun is shining
- Football fun with friends almost every day at the park
Please don’t mistake any isolation time as normal homeschool life. Just remember- this is not what any of us are used to.
Simple Homeschool Schedule
Some of you may be getting a taste of teaching at home now and think you might like homeschooling, that’s awesome. There’s a huge homeschool community that would love to provide you with support and resources as you plan for the fall.
For now, just enjoy, but don’t judge this experience as homeschooling.
This is not a normal homeschool life. (and remember to allow yourself and your children grace during this time. We all need it)
Add in some fun science learning with this Magic Milk Science Experiment!
or maybe you prefer easy art and crafts.
Homeschooling is more than a project, it is a lifestyle!
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