Daily Schedule: Home Routine

Our gracious and helpful teacher said to me: “Make a peaceful home where learning happens.” That has been our motto this year, and probably for many years to come. This is our basic home routine that allows for meals, house chores, school work, visiting people, and family activities.

  • 6:20
    • Wake up. Shower, morning devotions, get breakfast ready.
  • 7:00
    • Breakfast, morning hymns, music, conversation.
    • Kids clear the table, get dressed, and make their beds.
    • Kids play downstairs, while I finish getting ready or doing other morning chores.
    • Morning prayer and kid’s songs.
  • 8:20
    • First class: English Language Arts: reading, writing, spelling, grammar.
  • 9:20
    • Second class: Social Studies or Art.
  • 10:20
    • Morning recess: free play, puzzles, quiet reading.
    • Get lunch ready.
    • Kids empty the dishwasher, set the table, sort and fold any laundry.
  • 11:00
    • Lunch.
    • Kids clear the table, load the dishwasher, and sweep the floor.
    • I finish tidying up and any other mid-day chores.
  • 12:00
    • Quiet reading.
  • 12:20
    • Third Class: Mathematics.
    • Little kids have naps or quiet play time.
  • 1:20
    • Fourth Class: Science
  • 2:20
    • Afternoon recess, snack, and tea.
    • Visit someone, play outside, or go to a park.
  • 3:20
    • Often: we are still out of the house.
    • Otherwise: finish any necessary school work, free time, or cartoon time.
  • 4:00
    • Get supper ready.
    • Kids empty the dishwasher and set the table.
    • Kids play outside or downstairs, continue with free play, do puzzles, or read quietly.
  • 5:00
    • Supper.
    • Kids clear the table, load the dishwasher, and sweep the floor.
    • I finish tidying up and any other evening chores.
  • 6:00
    • Swimming lessons, Girl Guides, family activities inside or outside, evening walk, game night, movie night, get ready for bed, bedtime stories.
  • 7:20
    • Bedtime prayer, lights out.

Daily Schedule: Home Routine