Sample Preschool Homeschool Schedule
As a homeschool blogger I hear from so many people who want to get started with homeschooling but don’t have any idea how to get started. Today I am sharing a sample preschool homeschool schedule. It is how we did preschool homeschool so many years ago.
Our homeschool has changed and evolved over these years. I have taught Charlotte Mason Style Preschool, Kindergarten and First Grade and Second Grade! We are currently in our Third Grade year.
What I Would Change
If I could go back and do it again there are a few things I would change about this schedule.
- I would read more and do less “show and say” language arts with my daughter.
- I would do less science and much more nature study.
- I would lose the themes and opt to just for more outdoor time in general.
This isn’t to say that I didn’t have fun with the kids. This is a great beginner’s schedule, but if you incorporate the tips above you can really have a fantastic first year- remember it’s not about learning at this age. It’s all about play!
Summertime for my preschoolers…
Over summer we continued to learn. We had fun with some printable packs that I had created. We also continued to do fun things like our lacing cards, puzzles, we read our first chapter book and my son, G attended vacation bible school. Poor little Red was a little too young to go with her brother, so we stayed home and had fun.
Our daily preschool homeschool schedule usually looks like this:
- About 7:00ish We have breakfast and talk about our favorite things from the day before. I like to start their mornings out by giving them a compliment on something they did from the day before.
- 7:45-8:30 They gather dirty dishes. I wash the dishes, then we head to the school room. Together we fill in our morning board and do some preschool fitness. This helps to dispel extra energy before we get to work on the nitty-gritty. We spend about 15 minutes at our morning board and then 25 minutes on fitness. Our favorite has been preschool yoga.
- 8:30-8:50 We start our Language Arts work, for Red, this means momma working with her on speech, by showing her objects or reading to her and having her practice the words. Her older brother has some workbooks we use. He is currently working on his letters.
- 8:50-9:10 Math with Lego or Mega Blocks or another form of manipulative. My son is hands-on so math usually goes over best with a manipulative on hand. Sometimes we use sticker workbooks too. They are an excellent tool for preschoolers as well.
- 9:10-9:45 D.E.A.R- We need to break it up a bit at this point or G’s little preschool brain loses focus! I usually give them a snack at this point. In case, you’re wondering D.E.A.R. stands for Drop Everything And Read. Boober uses the Reading Rainbow app to read his books. They have a “read to me” option for each one of their books.
- 9:45-10:15 Coloring, playdough, crafts, any activity that he and his sister can do together. We love to get hands on and this is our “Art” time.
- 10:15-11:30 His sister is down for a nap, so we work on anything that requires my attention. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this time is for Science.
- 11:30-12:00 Sensory bin free play with his sister while I make lunch. I usually play our audio bible or books during this time. Then we clean up and we are done for the day.
These times aren’t precise but give us a good idea of a schedule to stick too. It really helps me to have a good idea of what we are doing when so I can plan ahead. The kids also really enjoy having a schedule. When we take extended breaks I can see they get a little anxious at first.
We usually incorporate themes into our schedule as well. Here is our tentative plan for this year. These themes change based on things that might interest us more. This list gives us a place to go if we aren’t interest-based in learning during a particular week.
States of Matter
St Patricks Day/Rocks
Body and Exercise
There you have it a peek at our daily preschool homeschool schedule. I hope it helps you form your own. If you enjoyed this post don’t forget to come back for more tools to help you homeschool through the early years.