You guys have been asking and we are happy to share our homeschool schedule this year. Although many have made the tough decision to keep their little ones home for some or all of this school year, I recommend preparing for the transition with supplies from Walmart.com.
We’ve had the boys homeschooling since March of this year and we’ve come up with a schedule that works for us and allows us to combine Pre-K and Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. We’ve been prepping our homeschool space with desks, washable markers, construction paper, and more from Walmart.
We have what I like to call a “loosely structured” schedule for homeschooling this year. The demands of our work schedule alternate throughout the week as business owners so we follow these 3 goals to make it work:
Work In Blocks
OUR CURRENT LEARNING SCHEDULE
7:30 am Breakfast + Sight words (15 minutes)
8:15am Group learning: Preschool Worksheets or sensory play (15 minutes)
10am Outschool Or Afrikan Preschool Class (30 min)
3pm Math/Reading/Science Lesson of the week (30 minutes)
Everything and I mean everything is used as a learning opportunity. For example, If Gozie asks us a question about his excavator we take the time to look up a detailed picture and go over a different part of it. We plan on gradually increasing the subjects and time we spend on them as our semester progresses.
From the end of July, we started with 1 reading class a week through Outschool that builds upon the foundation we created with the “Teach Your Child To Read In 100 Days” book. In August We plan to add a math curriculum that fits his kinesthetic learning style followed by adding a language class in September.
For us, group learning is when we sit the boys together and teach them similar topics but at levels the each understands.
We plan to formally teach Monday through Thursday but learning happens at any opportunity that presents itself.
GIVE YOURSELF GRACE
We created a schedule with a total of 90 minutes of sitdown learning time but set a goal of a 60 minutes of learning for the day to build in a buffer for the days that get hectic. What we make plenty of time for is playtime. At this age, playtime is just important as learning time. We Make sure to dress them in stylish and comfortable pieces from Walmart that do you know they will love.
These amazing styles at Walmart are going to be a hit with your little guy this school year.
Lovely schedule, i just wish my kids would agree to keep sitting to study at home. Cant wait to get back to normal. Lovely to find your blog! I am also A black mum, nigerian, physician as well.
Very nice to virtually meet you. Yes, it’s so hard to get our boys to sit still for long so we break things up in short chunks