Creating a weekly homeschool schedule can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! The first few years we homeschooled, I was flying by the seat of my pants. I thought I wasn’t really a schedule kind of person and therefore, my children weren’t either. Turns out, I was wrong.
It took me a few years to find a rhythm and routine that flowed well for our family. Once I found what works, I can’t tell you the difference it made in our homeschool!
Create Your Weekly Homeschool Schedule
I use this printable in a few different ways.
I keep one of these on my fridge, with our typical family schedule filled out. This includes things like chores, school hours, activities, meal times etc. Things that we know aren’t going to change much throughout the week. This is more so everyone can see our family routine. The times don’t always align up, but that is fine. It is more to set the rhythm of our house.
My children also each have one of these weekly schedules. This may have been one of the best things I did for our homeschool. I didn’t realize how much structure my children craved until I made these schedules. They love having them!
Now, when I say they each have a schedule, I do not mean that I run a tight ship and no one dare step outside the designated times. Not at all. Most of the time, we don’t even look at the times. But again, this helps my children create and stick to a routine, and know what comes next. After seeing what a difference this made for them, I don’t think I will ever not have a schedule in place for them.
I have a detailed post showing exactly how I create a homeschool schedule that works for our family if you want some more ideas.
You can grab this printable for your family below. Print out as many as you think will be helpful. After I fill our schedules out, I laminate them. My children use dry erase markers to keep track of where they are each day, and wipe it off at the end of the day. They prefer to keep it hanging on the wall in our school room, but you could also punch holes and keep this in a binder or planner as well.
This printable is part of the Simplified Homeschool Planner.
Lisa NehringJune 22, 2018 at 10:03 am
We do this every week during the school year but now that summer is here, I haven’t been. My kids are a bit lost. Might have to start doing this for summer time too!
LaraJune 22, 2018 at 10:15 am
Keeping a schedule on the fridge is such a great idea! I work with kids and it is amazing what a visual schedule can do for them!
KatieJune 22, 2018 at 9:42 pm
I love this! I need one of these to keep the rest of my life in order!! 🙂
Kristin's Peppermints and CherriesJune 23, 2018 at 8:42 am
As I am just now exploring the world of homeschooling, I can see that organization is the key and having is a plan is vital! This is a great resource to help moms map out the plan!
CourtneyJune 23, 2018 at 9:07 am
We absolutely MUST have a schedule in our house! I have a schedule written out with times, but like you, most of the time those are just a guide. Our focus is the routine and the order of things. For my oldest, we tried a simple “activity of the day” as his summer schedule. It didn’t work. He needs the layout of the day. He needs to know what happens as soon as he finishes breakfast and everything that leads up to dinner. Sometimes I’ll use the word “schedule” with my friends and they’ll tell me that I’m too rigid. But in our house, a schedule is what keeps us from completely losing control! 🙂
BaileyJune 23, 2018 at 9:22 am
It’s so important to have a good schedule for homeschooling! It always works better when you have a clear plan.