How do you do it? This is a common question I hear when people find out I have 6 kids and I homeschool them. I thought I would share our homeschool schedule today. Currently, I am teaching 6th, 4th and 1st grades, while I also have 3 boys that are 4, 2 and 6 months. I need to preface this by saying that these times are not fixed, we are VERY flexible around here! Here's our current schedule:
6:30 Kids wake up and make their own breakfast (older help the younger)
7:30 Mom wakes up (Yep, I'm the last one up!)
9:30 The 6th and 4th grader start working on their independent notebooks (Brush teeth, read bible, bible memorization, handwriting, spelling, math facts, book basket, any other worksheets they can do themselves.)
9:30 I teach 1st grade while the 4 and 2 year olds make a mess and distract us...
11:00 Lunch and Free time (or finish notebook)
1:30 Nap time for the 2 year old
1:45 Nap time for the 4 year old
2:00 6th and 4th grade time with mom: bible, history, science, math, english, art, etc. (We go from one subject to the next with no breaks, so we can get a lot done in this time.)
4:00-5:00 Finished with school
I recently filmed a Day in the Life video in which I share about our schedule and show my son's notebook. Click on the video below to watch.