Routine vs. Schedule

January 2, 2007 at 11:23 am 1 comment

I keep going back and forth over this…a weakness of mine 🙂
First I started the year with more of a routine. I had a list of things to be done and we worked through them in that order. We did not look at the clock for a start and end time. But soon after school started, I pulled out my MOTH book and we set up times for everything. That never lasts long. 😦 It doesn’t take long for us to get off schedule and when we do, I tend to just ditch the whole rest of the day. As you can imagine, we get very little accomplished this way.

After reading Lisa’s post on routine, I’ve decided to go back to that route. I went back to the Heart of Wisdom book and looked at her schedule as well. And here is our new ‘routine’ for 2007:

8:30 We meet at the table to begin: (personal devotions and breakfast done prior)
God’s Word: Catechism, character quality, bible reading (along with reading instruction), and bible studies using SOW

10:30 Snack and then on to studing God’s World: Math and Science

12:00 Lunch, chores, break

1:30 study God’s Plan: History and geography
then on to study God’s Kingdom: different life skills, etc

I am going to move literature reading and AWANA studying to later on their own time. They can work on these in the afternoon or in the evening. Hopefully, this will simplify things and we will get more accomplished. The only fault I see so far is not having enough time for Science studies because math can take awhile on some days. I’ve thought about alternating History and Science studies so that History is Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Science is Tuesday, Thursday. (or something like that) Time will tell!

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Entry filed under: Organization.

looking ahead to 2007 Family birthday party

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. kidpieces  |  January 4, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    u read heaps of books! impressive..nice reviews too!

    🙂

    Reply

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