Not Back to School Blog Hop: Daily Schedule

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Not Back to School Blog Hop: Daily Schedule

By Barbie   /     Aug 26, 2013  /     Homeschooling  /  

School begins on Wednesday for my 8th grade girl.  I chose to keep her on the same schedule as her 5th grade brother, who currently attends public school.  It will just make things easier.

Because I work full time, I have to be very disciplined about having my lesson plans down on paper.  I allow myself flexibility for change, but I know that if I don’t plan, I will set myself, and my girl, up for failure.  I am currently using Scholaric for lesson planning purposes.  Last year, I only used it to keep track of what we were doing, and never used the other features (grade book, reports, etc.)  I like the idea of on-line lesson planning because in my busy life, things are bound to change and computerized planning is so much easier to change than those that are handwritten.  Here is a copy of what my girl’s week-at-a-glace will look like:

lessonplan

The plan above begins with our first full week beginning September 8th. Mondays are our busiest school days, because that is the only day that I do not work.  Tuesdays and Fridays are our lightest days, due to commitments at church.  On Wednesdays and Thursdays, most of our schooling will be done in the evening.

I have yet to fill in her bible reading plan,  and am waiting for her grammar to arrive, which is a switch from my original plan.  Beginning Abeka Grammar and Composition in the 8th grade, having never this curriculum before, was a bit overwhelming, so I’ve eased it up a bit.  I am hoping this new choice will work and give my girl the tools she needs to begin writing effectively.

Here is a breakdown of what our week will look like:

Mondays
Bible
Math
Spelling
History
Science

Tuesdays
Bible
Grammar
History

Wednesdays
Bible
Math
Vocabulary
Spelling
History

Thursdays
Bible
Math
Spelling
History
Science

Fridays
Bible
Vocabulary
Grammar
History

Because of my work schedule, I do not have a “start” and “end” time for school each day.  She typically starts around 10AM and finishes about 2 or 3PM.  Scholaric will print out a weekly plan for my girl, and she is expected to have her work completed each day.  Any work not completed during the week is made up on Saturdays (which I highly discourage).  All work is graded in the evenings and we also do any oral reading/projects that are necessary at that time as well.

I am so thankful for the opportunity to homeschool my daughter, even though I work full time.  Our schooling may look different than most, but that is the beauty of homeschooling.  We get to do school the way it works best for us!

Linking up with iHomeschool Network for their last week of the “not-back-to-school blog hop” here.

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About Barbie

I am wife and mom to four beautiful children. I have been marked by the love of a relentless God who never stops pursuing me. My desire is to encourage you on your own journey, giving you glimpses of His love and sprinkles of His grace along the way.

12 Comments

  1. Adelien Says: August 26, 2013 1:59 am

    I do really like your electronic planning. I typed my weekly planning last year manually with spreadsheet and distributed the copies for my kids. However, now I am doing it handwritten and put it on the wall day by day. So traditional. Thank you for sharing…
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  2. Heather @ A Nurse's Wildflowers Says: August 26, 2013 10:23 am

    Looks like a well thought out plan! Looks like you are good at juggling your time too! Thankfully most of my work days are “call”. Only bummer is I get called in more in the middle of the night than anything else. I also work every other friday and every saturday so we are able to make an attempt at morning school scheduling on most days.
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  3. Jennifer Says: August 26, 2013 3:58 pm

    Don’t you love the America The Beautiful books? My middle child would enjoy that scheduled plan.
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  4. Jennifer J. Says: August 26, 2013 10:00 pm

    I love that you don’t do every subject every single day. We have to do a lot of juggling and flexibility here too. It makes me feel better that I’m not alone in that. ;)
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    • Barbie Says: August 26, 2013 11:30 pm

      I couldn’t even think of doing every subject every day. I was able to narrow math down to just 3 days and science 2. History will be our daily subject this year, as well as Bible. Thanks for stopping by Jennifer!

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  5. Cheri Says: August 27, 2013 8:25 am

    My favorite part about homeschooling is the flexibility. I love that we can adjust and make it fit to our schedule. Here’s to a great 8th grade year!
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  6. Nita Says: August 27, 2013 1:03 pm

    Yes your schedule looks like mine. However, we are pretty flexible because when we start depends on what time I get home and what time their sports or activities run. School is in late afternoons and night-time – eek! But the truth is, we finished around the same time or later when the kids went to public school. I work an early morning shift starting my work day at 5am. My dear husband works a mid shift and loves to allow the kids to sleep in with him. So they are nightowls. We are lucky to only use the weekends for ‘homework and projects’.
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  7. Dawn St Amand Paoletta Says: September 8, 2013 7:33 pm

    I love your Homeschooling shares! And our daughters actually have similar schedules. Thanks for this!
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    • Barbie Says: September 8, 2013 8:00 pm

      Thanks Dawn! I recently switched my planner. I signed up for 30 day free trial of the Homeschool Planner through the Homeschool Buyer’s Co-op. I like it because daughter has her on log in, she gets an email the night before reminding her of what is due, and it keeps grades and attendance. When I purchase it (which I will) it will only be about $1.50 more than Scholaric. If you want more info or the link let me know!

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