The is no such thing as a typical homeschool day; each is as unique as the individual family. Below is a list of homeschoolers with children of various ages, family size from two to 14, a variety of curricula, and many different teaching philosophies. We homeschoolers are an interesting bunch!
Sample Homeschool Days
- Unplanned Delight-Directed Day – Most of my children are grown now. This is a sample day with my youngest sons now ages 6 and 8. We traveled off on several bunny trails but had a fun time documenting the day in scrapbook pages.
- Sherry @ Large Family Mothering shares her day teaching 14 children. Nutshell: “…we spend up to two hours a day in Bible study…We sit and talk for hours, sometimes we end up praying, other times we laugh ourselves silly….None of this is scripted, some of it is planned, if we try something and don’t like it or don’t have time for it, we scrap it.”
- Belinda @ Lifestyle Homeschool is an eclectic homeschooler teaching four children ages 14, 13, 10 and 8 in Australia. This family is moving away from a structured system and focusing on goals and passions of their family, without the need for curriculum or sitting at a desk.
- Momof5 @ My Life and Homeschool gives an overview of a school day with five children ages 2 to 16 with chores and school work.
- Ann’Re @ Ann’Re Home begins with Bible first (kudos) then math, reading, spelling, penmanship and journaling, break time, chores, reading aloud, and then they alternate science and art.
- The Woons Video - Watch a YouTube video of a homeschool day. Check out the comments. The first one asks “What do you do about socialization?”
- Kristine @ Mama Archer is a classical Christian full quiver homeschooler (with a baby) teaching grades: preschool, K, 4, 5, 8, 9 and 11. This post lists the curriculum they are using for each grade.
- Christine @ Fruit in Season has four little ones ages 7, 5, 2, and 8 months. She gives snippets of their busy day from wake-up time to bedtime in time increments.
- Rachael @ Keep the Way gives an honest look at the difference between her planned day and real day teaching two preschoolers.
- how she is now teaching them. She’s not sure of next year’s plans or if she should be calling herself a homeschooler but I see a homeschool heart all over her blog.
- Carole @ My Heart’s Desire explains a sample day with three little ladies (ages 9, 8 and 2) and a new son.
- Nancy @ TOS Company Porch shares a laid back unschooler day with four children ages 16, 13, 11 and 9. See Nancy’s Homeschooling is Life blog.
- Laurua @ Laura William’s Musings – The key to Laura’s homeschool day is organization and having a schedule…. without these, her house doesn’t run very smoothly. Laura gives an hour by hour schedule of school and housework.
- Susan @ Kerugma post a dairy of her reading aloud school day and compares it with a non reading day in this post.
- Tammy Glaser @ Aut-2B Home in Carolina wrote a post titled Messy Days on dealing with unexpected, unplanned disruptions. With a little bit of thought and flexibility, she manages to stick with the plan of the day. Read to find out how.
- I wrote a fictional Delight-directed learning, school day in answer to how to teach multiple ages with Heart of Wisdom unit studies. It begins by allowing children to be a part of the planning process.
P.S. Have you visited my Heart at Home homemaking blog? This morning I posted photos of Decluttering My Pantry for Tackle it Tuesday.
Have you blogged about your school day? If so please share a link in the comments.