In years past, we have always just done the next lesson in our curriculum, working steadily through each day, week, and month until we break for medical emergencies, pregnancies (morning sickness), or the birth and recovery of another baby.
I wanted things to be better planned this year. I wanted our breaks to be restful instead of stressful!
Year-round Homeschool Schedule
Year-Round Homeschool Schedule Resources
Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable PeaceThe Relaxed Art of Eclectic HomeschoolingThe Unhurried Homeschooler: A Simple, Mercifully Short Book on Homeschooling90 Days Homeschool Journal: Relaxed Method for Planning Your HomeschoolThink Outside the Classroom: A Practical Approach to Relaxed HomeschoolingPack of 2 Weekly Planner Pads – To Do List Pad – Weekly Planner Organizer – 52 Sheets Each, 6.2 x 8.2 Inches
The New Year-Round Homeschool Schedule
- First, I switched us to a 5-day school week plan instead of the 4-day week we have been doing the last couple of years (Tuesday-Friday). Though it seemed that having an extra day off in the week would be nice, it ended up being more stressful since I still wanted to complete a typical week worth of school work.
- Second, we are planning to take the last full week of each month off from school (at least formal, textbook, seat work type of school, but hoping to have some fun family field trips during that week). We took last week off so that I could plan our new homeschool year and then we started our new homeschool year today! We will take two weeks off at the end of December for Christmas and New Years.