Homeschooling is not the same as a school program where everything does look similar, and all the students are squeezed into one mold.
But we consider this an advantage and we want you to capitalize on that freedom too, not “hindering” you by offering a plan that may work for us but stifle you!
Don’t forget…this is your freedom and there are many, many ways to properly educate a child!
Note: We aim to center most of our reading around a certain time period and study that time period for a while.
Finding a good history book in a narrative form is a great place to start in pulling together your daily plan.
You can also coordinate your artist and composer studies within that historical period.
Still, we all really do need to have a guideline, at best, and sometimes it’s helpful to see another schedule or see how someone else fits a certain style into a workable daily plan.
But those who have homeschooled for a while know the danger in submitting a one-size-fits-all prescription.
We are waking up to our duties and in proportion as mothers become more highly educated and efficient, they will doubtless feel the more strongly that the education of their children during the first six years of life is an undertaking hardly to be entrusted to any hands but their own.
And they will take it up as their profession––that is, with the diligence, regularity, and punctuality which men bestow on their professional labours.”” I’ve heard new homeschooling moms tell of their frustration because a veteran mom wouldn’t give her a detailed plan to follow. If you are one of those new homeschooling moms, it can be downright scary to suddenly find yourself solely responsible for the education of your children.
Seat Work In our home, this means the three older ones do math, English, copy work and silent reading.
Sample daily plan for the Charlotte Mason method: Breakfast-30 minutes Morning reading (gauge time to fit your ages…we let little ones color/play blocks, and older ones draw during this time): Morning Chores-1 hour Having a simple chart for each child to check off helps alleviate repeating and thinking about who needs to do what.
Revisit chore responsibilities every few months if needed.