10 Homeschool Scheduling Ideas To Help Foster Learning

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Creating a homeschooling schedule can be really difficult and if you are new to homeschooling, in particular, you may have trouble coming up with your own schedule. Sure, many school districts will help to come up with some schedule, but your child probably won’t benefit from it. To make your own, think about these ideas:

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Allow Your Child To Dictate

Remember when you were a kid and you hated to do reading first because you were tired and the silent time made you want to fall asleep? Or maybe you hated having math at the end of the day because it was so hard for you and you dreaded it all day long.

Talk to your child about what they want to do first. 

Schedule In Breaks

Breaks are important. Sometimes everyone needs a break and it will help you to get through the day without any breakdowns on your part or with your child.

Start With The Hard Stuff

If there is hard stuff (either for them to learn or you to teach), consider getting it done right away. There are certain lessons that just take everything that you have and it is best to get those out of the way while everyone is still fresh.

Don’t Be Afraid To Space It Out

If you have something that is really difficult to do, break it up into smaller chunks of your day. This will, once again, give everyone a chance to breathe and reboot if necessary.

Don’t Be Afraid Of “Time Back”

If your child gets something within the first five minutes of the lesson, and you don’t have any enrichment ideas or don’t think they are necessary, don’t be afraid to move onto something else. Sometimes kids don’t need repetition and hours with a subject if it just clicks for them.

Don’t Be Afraid Of Needing More Time

If something isn’t clicking for your child, take more time with them. Maybe you need to approach the subject from a different angle, find a new way to present the information, or just have more time practicing.

Know When To Call It A Day

One of the beauties of homeschooling is that if your child isn’t in the mood to do something that day, you can call it a day and pick it up again tomorrow. You can’t do this all the time, but once in a while can be a good mental health practice.

Know When To Keep Going

Similarly, if your child is really enjoying a subject, project, or book, keep going! Don’t be afraid to extend the day if you can.

Snack Timing Matters

Food is fuel and will help your child stay focused and on the right track – if you choose the right foods. Don’t give your child a carb-loaded snack right before silent reading time and then expect them to stay awake.

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