Sunday, August 24, 2014

Our Homeschool & Work from Home Schedule

On Monday we will officially start homeschooling.  For the last few weeks, we have been working on some various elements of homeschooling, to help the kids keep up their language skills, as well as to keep them busy while we waited for their toys to arrive.  (See this post about the arrival of our stuff.)  This trial time also gave me time to work out how our schedule should run, without wasting time that I had designated to their education.  From my previous classroom experience, I know that our schedule will probably change throughout the year, but here is our projected schedule for the beginning of the school year.

First, our weekly schedule.  Because we are working in three languages, we are trying to dedicate a day each week to each language.  So, our weeks should run like this:

Monday – English work – listening, reading, writing, grammar, math, country studies (science & social studies)

Tuesday – French work – listening, reading, writing, grammar, math, country studies (science & social studies)

Wednesday – Arabic work – listening, reading, writing, grammar, math, country studies (science & social studies)

Thursday – Finish whatever hasn’t been completed and work on Genius Projects (choose a topic of interest, research, create a way to share what you learned) with additional time.  My oldest is hoping to use some of this time to delve into his newest fascination – psychology and I’m thinking my 2nd grader, who works a bit on the slow side, will use this time to finish up.

Friday – Field Trips!!!  These will most likely relate to our country studies, but will also include volunteer work, national parks and a bunch of other cool places like museums and monuments that hold the boys’ attention.

Now, in addition to homeschooling the boys, I am also running Raki’s Rad Resources – my teacher resource business, so I need to be sure to have time each day to work as well as teach.  Here’s what our daily schedule will look like Monday – Thursday:

Homeschool and Working Mom schedule from RVing with the Raki's
The To-Do List that you see on this schedule is a collection of activities that are on each child’s instructional level.  They include things like math book pages, writing stories, grammar exercises and researching their self chosen countries.  For more information about our curriculum, stop by my teaching blog – Raki’s Rad Resources and find our entire curriculum explained. 

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