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The Most Relaxed Homeschool Schedule

Homeschooling doesn’t have to be “school at home”. Here is an easy homeschool schedule to follow that will leave you and your kids relaxed!

A breakdown of our daily homeschool schedule:

  • Breakfast & Podcast
  • Silent Reading
  • Play Time & Lunch
  • Math & Language Arts
  • Playtime
  • Social Studies & Science

Breakfast & Podcast

My 8-year-old starts her day by waking up on her own time. We don’t have a start or finish to our homeschool days. My husband and I have instilled in our children that learning takes place at all times, everywhere, not just in the “school room”. This belief leads us to have a very relaxed homeschool day. It has also led our children to be more aware of what they’re learning each day within their curriculum and also in the real world.

When my oldest wakes up, she grabs her Chromebook and headphones. She then listens to one kid-friendly podcast while eating her breakfast. Currently, she is listening to a kid’s bible story podcast on Apple Podcasts that she loves! After breakfast, we do our daily devotions that my daughter reads to us.

A student's chromebook, pens, pencils, scissors, and daily devotional ready to be used and studied

Silent Reading

After breakfast and clean up my daughter begins her silent reading. She is in third grade and has worked up to 20 minutes of silent reading. Every once in a while she’ll read to her younger sister, which is fine with me! If there is one thing we prioritize, it is reading. Whether it’s silent reading a chapter book or reading a picture book. Reading is so important! But it’s also important to remember that all kids learn to read at their own pace.

While my oldest is doing this, my youngest will help me with some chores or play in her sensory bin.

Some sensory bin ideas for toddlers include:

  • Alphabet and numbers
  • Farm scene
  • Ocean scene
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar book and activities
  • Shapes and sorting them

Play Time and Lunch

I have integrated two spots in our day for playtime. This isn’t set in stone, as most of our schedule is flexible, but it reminds us to take a break and enjoy the day! The first playtime scheduled is normally for us to go outside. Some of our favorite educational outdoor activities for all ages include:

  • scavenger hunts
  • chalk
  • sensory bins
  • gardening
  • nature walks
set of educational ocean animals and matching vocabulary set

When we come back inside, everyone is ready to eat! We will have lunch and then my youngest will go down for a nap.

Math & Language Arts

While my youngest daughter is taking a nap, my oldest and I will work on math and language arts. This year we are using the curriculum The Good and the Beautiful. Since we are new to this curriculum, I haven’t reviewed it yet but after this year I will update you on our thoughts! You can check out their website here.

Since my daughter is in third grade I am still actively involved in each of her lessons. We spend most of this time in the schoolroom learning together.

Playtime #2

Once my youngest wakes up, we are ready for a snack and another playtime! The kids will normally play inside together while I clean. This is also an opportunity for my third grader to do some independent work. This may include:

  • going over sight words
  • reading
  • playing with sensory bins
  • updating her calendar
  • using educational apps like Duolingo, Epic, or ABCMouse

Science or Social Studies

We work on our science or social studies curriculum for a few months at a time separately, not both together, unless they integrate. We begin with social studies and focus on that for the first part of the year. After the new year, we switch over to science and finish the year with that.

I like to finish with science because there are a ton of science activities, programs, and printables to use in the summer. We homeschool year-round and have found that the spring and summer are the most enjoyable times to learn about science! But we still manage to sneak some science into the other seasons, also!

Our Homeschool Schedule

We like to visualize our daily homeschool school schedule. One way to do this is to use a pocket chart. A few months ago we wrote down our homeschool schedule for this upcoming school year on colorful index cards and put them in a pocket chart that we hung in the school room. I printed check marks and laminated them so everything is reusable. My daughter really enjoyed making her schedule, which has helped with her engagement using it and accomplishing her schooling tasks!

Your Homeschool Schedule

There are so many different ways to set up your homeschool schedule. Not every schedule will work for every year and with every child. And that’s okay! The most relaxed homeschool schedule is the one that is best for your family.

Whether this is your first year homeschooling or not, take time to figure out what works best for you and your kids!

blue schedule poster with school agenda

What is your homeschool schedule like? Let me know in the comments!

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