A few weeks ago I posted a link to an article about finishing homeschool in less time each day. This morning Sonya Shafer posted over at Simply Charlotte Mason some practical tips, guiding principles, and real life schedule examples of how to finish homeschool lessons by lunchtime. She gives examples of schedules for homeschooling one child, two children, three, four, and even five children, all the way up through high school, all finished by lunch.
At our house, our schedule looks quite different than her examples–and she’s quick to point out that each family needs to find the schedule that works for them–but we do still finish by lunchtime and we employ the three principles she suggests. I would say the main difference between her sample schedule and ours is that we use a more “liturgical” structure, where many of our “together” subjects are shaped by our church worship order. You can read more about that here.
But I’d encourage you to take a few minutes to read (or watch or listen to) Sonya’s post. Even if you’re not using Charlotte Mason homeschooling at all, it may give you some good ideas on how you can schedule your homeschool day.