“Homeschooling” means so many things this day and age as many families have their own styles, curriculums, etc. What about a homeschool schedule? What does a homeschool schedule look like?
Most likely one homeschooling family’s schedule is different than the next and you basically do what works for you. I believe there is no right or wrong way. It’s just a matter of getting into a nice groove with your family.
I will honestly say that after teaching in a brick and mortar setting and being used to a structure and routine, my 1st year homeschool schedule was let’s just say…rigid. My girls were miserable as was I. I had to learn to find something that was a nice structure, but with flexibility. This took a long time for me to overcome.
Maybe you are the opposite and you really don’t have a schedule. You just do what you feel like doing for the day with your kids and everyone is happy. That’s fine too. Every homeschooling family has an approach that is unique and beneficial.
My personal beliefs for my children is that they should have some sort of schedule to help them learn accountability so that when they are older and get a job, head to college, etc., they will easily adjust to schedules and routines. Of course this is just an opinion of mine. This mom is a stickler with routines and schedules, so you can guess what our homeschool schedule is like, haha! No worries though, I have learned to be flexible and not so rigid in my approaches. And yes, my girls are much happier for it.
What does your homeschool schedule look like? Feel free to share. Would love to see the variety of schedules and routines that are out there.