The Homeschool Daily Schedule:
Planning Your Day

Our homeschool daily schedule helps you see what might work for you, especially as knowing how my Mom taught me has helped me work out how to homeschool with my own children.

I am one of the very few people taught at home myself.

I don't homeschool the way Mom did but being homeschooled myself has given me the confidence to enjoy a much more relaxed schedule than I had to follow as a child.

Advice about how to homeschool from a second generation homeschooling family

Having some sort of homeschool daily schedule can help you with planning your days.

It's certainly nice when you wake up on Monday morning to have an idea of where your home school is heading!

But you don't need to follow a home school daily schedule or a planner.

Every family does what suits them best.

Many start homeschooling with a more rigid timetable which becomes more relaxed over time.

Others never use a schedule at all.

Our Home School Daily Schedule

I thought you might like to be a fly-on-the-wall in our homeschool.

Our home school daily schedule is basically a weekly list which we all add to and pick things from.

Our list becomes our homeschool daily schedule.

When you come to make yours, it can be as basic as that.

Or you could do some detailed planning with each day parceled out into separate times.

I've put some suggestions to make your home school schedule here.

our homeschool daily schedule

These are some of the things for Catherine to choose from when she was 9.

We will have planned this list together, based around her interests at the time.

You may be amused to see what she wrote about her day in our tips on how to organize homeschool scheduling.

The only thing an educationalist would have been impressed by is the number of wees she did that day!

Catherine's schedule is one you can use to help with your planning.

Talk with your child and write down some projects or ideas they'd like to do.

There's lots of great activities you can try on this site!

If they don't appeal that's all to the good; tell us what your kids enjoy so others can try them on our homeschooling ideas page!

You'll decide for yourself how structured you want to be in your homeschool daily schedule.

Your homeschool schedule won't be the same as ours!

That's just how it should be.

We all work to our strengths and whatever suits you and your children best is the right thing to do.

Homeschool Weekly Scheduling

There are some things that happen every week in our home school.

It's like having a few fixed planets in our home school constellation.


We go to our home school group.

The children have their own groups they go to - swimming, sailing, young Naturalists - whatever. Friends visit.

There may be a home school Museum session, or we may be going to see inside a coal mine or something similar!


Next, we have a few things I think have to be included in our homeschool planning.

Math is a fixed item in our home school schedule as you can see from our kids homeschool math pages.


Writing is also there in our daily schedule. I try to find ways of slipping it in unobtrusively - letters to friends is a good one!

But I know that it's no good trying to do something if the children don't feel like it.

If they're really not in the mood I don't push it; similarly if something's not going well we finish early.

My son William is at the stage where he enjoys workbooks. He also likes a schedule.

Ours, as you can see, is pretty relaxed but you need to choose what suits you best.

If you want to see different ways to do things and tips on making a homeschool planner, look here.

Back in our home school our planning includes William doing Physics and Math with my husband Rob on Fridays. I schedule in a couple of Biology sessions twice a week.

That's about enough of a home school schedule to take us through.

I should point out that I based this schedule on William and Catherine aged 10 and 12.

A few years on and everything has changed!

Just goes to show age and interests progress constantly and you'll need to adjust your homeschool daily schedule accordingly.

The homeschool daily schedule that suits you will be different from ours; so long as it works for you that's exactly how it should be!

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