After reading my posts and watching the videos on homeschooling 4 days a week, I was asked by a reader to share our exact 4 day a week homeschooling schedule so she could fashion her own week after ours.
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I started to draw up a nice, neat filled-in table with times and subjects, but quickly realized that notion runs entirely contrary to who I am and how this 4 day a week homeschooling thing works.
You see, I homeschool 4 days a week, year round in order to make my life simple. Our day is a routine, and it follows the same pattern – no need for charts and graphs and tables.
But, I understand that concept can still be a little hard to grasp unless you are living it. So, let me try to help you get started with a broad overview, and then a more filled-in view of a typical 4 day a week homeschooling day here…
Now, let me give you a typical 4 day a week, year round schedule for my 11 year old daughter so you can see exactly how this works…
- We start with Bible together – reading from either the Bible itself or a story Bible.
- My 11 year old gets her school texts and workbooks from her crate and sits down at the table.
- She starts with her workbooks first – Math & Copywork
- She then does Grammar and checks in with me so I can look over her work.
- She heads to another room to read her Science and Literature (usually assigned from history).
And that’s her morning.
In the afternoon, we gather at the table or couch to work on Tapestry of Grace. Some weeks we get a full 4 days in. Some weeks, we only get 2 days in. TOG includes History, Geography, Literature, and a smattering of other subjects all studied as part of a chronological timeline. Sometimes the 11 year old will have an individual project to work on for TOG, but most often we are working together.
The rest of the afternoon is hers to work on her own personal projects, plans, and ideas…or just play.
This is the schedule most everyone adheres to. Mornings are for subjects you need to consistently do in order to master them. Afternoons are for liberal arts that do not require you to do them every day, yet definitely can be done every day.
Hopefully, this helps to clarify our exact schedule. Feel free to ask more questions, though!