Let me introduce you to the Weekly Homeschooling Concept. It's an easy print out that helps organize your homeschooling week without being too strict and rigid.
To note, my day looks a bit like this:
- Wake Up when the kids wake up. They typically wake around 6:30 am but sometimes it's later and sometimes it's earlier.
- Make breakfast, start a load of laundry and put away clean dishes from the washer. Start crockpot if I'm planning on a crockpot meal for dinner.
- School starts with Morning Basket routine in our school/playroom. I'll share what this is and why I love it here.
- Language Arts
- Extra Curricular / Special Subject
- Lord's Prayer
- Naptime / Quiet Time for Kids
- Wake and Snack Time
- Afternoon Play or Activity. Certain days I bake, have housekeeping duties like watering plants listed, etc. This is when we go to the store, do appts or hit the pool.
- Dinner Prep (free play for kids)
- Clean Up - the entire house gets a general pick up, dishes cleaned, toys put away in bins, etc
- Night Routine for Kids
- Downtime for Us
While we have pretty set times for everything, we aren't strict with how much time each subject takes. It completely depends on the kids. On the weekend, typically Sunday, I prep for our school week. I use the printable to help me plan out each day. By writing the activities down, I can then see what I need to prep.
The fun part of this weekly concept approach is being able to have a Verse of the Week and creating a concept around that verse, if I want too. An example of this would be using Genesis 1:1, "In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth." We read a book the focuses on God's creation, color world maps and do activities that relate to God's creations. The image above is a great example of our weekly concept. You can download the printable here for free.